New Key Song of the Week: “The Balcony” by Fruit Bats!!!

I have decided to come up with a different music goal for this year.

Every week, I plan to highlight two acts that I have never played before! 

There will be one artist each for a key song and a album.

I intend to only consider releases from 2021 or received as part of a current promotion  for this designation.

Whether I consider them for future lists will depend on whether my “snap judgment” is worthy of that.

On old WKNR music guides, this was a weekly feature, so it’s kind of an homage to the station.

My distinction will be a weekly “key album.”

I hope you like my NEW New Year’s resolution, and together we will continue to explore new music!


After one of the worst cold spells in almost a hundred years for great sections of the country, the warming trend that is starting up will make the rest of this week feel like a winter to spring transition.

Chicago area based band, Fruit Bats, have a new single, “The Balcony,” from their upcoming album, “The Pet Parade,”  that feels and sounds like the perfect soundtrack to accompany the changeover!

Feeling like a built up groundswell for new hope and positive things to happen, “The Balcony” can hardly contain its upbeat melody as “we’re waiting for the warmth of spring to turn your world green!”

A whole anxious world awaits this transformation!

The video is very, uh, quirky!

The New Key Song of the Week is “The Balcony” by Fruit Bats!!!


I’m Phil Maq and I normally do a weekly College radio show which is currently on hiatus.

I’m on the lookout for new music and artists!

Actually, I’m looking for any and all “good music” all of the time!

If you read this and want to send me your music, please send mp3s to!

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