The Joup Friday Album: Fever Ray

Fever Ray DebutIt’s been a bit. A lot of us at the Joup staff took a bit off around the Holidays, something I don’t normally do, however my holiday spirit has miraculously been rekindled over the previous two months. All that’s come and gone now though; I ended up spending the somersault into 2018 in Chicago, called home for a funeral. I haven’t been back for a winter since I moved, going on twelve years ago, and it was a bit of an eye-opener to walk into 0, -1 and -2 degree temperatures, bolstered by a windchill factor that was often double digits below zero; as if the passing of my wonderful Uncle Phil wasn’t terrible enough. Something about all of it hit me in a strangely creative way, and I returned to a rainy LaLaLand with a hankering for dark, brooding electronic music.

Introducing: The Joup Mixtape!

Introducing: The Joup Mixtape

Introducing: The Joup Mixtape

Hello, and welcome to the first installment of the Joup Mixtape series. What is the Joup Mixtape series? It is an hour long playlist hand curated by me your friend and writer of the Basement Dwelling column Daniel R. Fiorio. ¬†Hopefully with each new playlist you’ll discover some great new acts that you have never heard before, along with some long standing favorites thrown into the mix as well. Make you’re work day a little more tolerable and listen below…..

Daniel R. Fiorio

Writer, blogger, record collector/music fanatic, comic book junkie, jerkstore/all around nice dude from the south suburbs of Chicago