Lovely local releases and other phenomena of July

July is almost over and new music is just soaring into our library. Check out these local pride-and-joys and all the other remarkable new releases. 

Local Love


Mermaid Bookclub, Relatable Content

The Mermaids are the cool big sisters of the Missoula music scene, offering witty relationship advice and empowerment. In their debut album they find their stride with upbeat indie pop that will make you dance, laugh and sing along.


The Cleaning Crew,The Cleaning Crew

For a cleaning crew, these tracks sure are filthy. One of the hottest collaborations to hit Missoula, this project was grounds for a friendship between movers and shakers in Missoula hip hop. Think Truk and s_nya get into the nitty gritty with some of their most polished music yet.

Top 3 favorite new albums


Gauche,A People’s History of Gauche

This dance punk has a vintage groove, harkening back to the B-52’s but with a modernized anguish. Busy and dizzying, this is driving synth punk.


Joanna Sternberg,Then I Try Some More

Joanna is a New York cartoonist with a ragtime piano background who is frank with their loneliness and struggles with mental health. But a gleam of light softens the subject matter with a whimsical delivery of honest emotion.


Jesca Hoop



Sharp electronic-tinged folk. This is a somber album of solidarity. Communal whispers reveal the darkness of motherhood, grieving and grounding in womanhood.

Assembled by KBGA Music Director Noelle Huser

July 2019