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Yellow Springs' Speaking Suns Release New Album "Terrestrial Year"

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Yellow Springs band Speaking Suns is releasing their third full-length album this week, called Terrestrial Year. The band made a return visit to WYSO's Excursions, new music in hand, to talk with Niki Dakota about the new album, some band history, and the release show this Saturday in Columbus.

Speaking Suns' new album Terrestrial Year will be released this week on January 31st, with a release show on Saturday, February 1st at Rumba Cafe in Columbus, OH, featuring Steven King, Nothin', and RADATTACK. More information can found on the band's Facebook or Instagram pages, and the show's Facebook event page.

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Evan Miller is a percussionist, lover of sound, and is probably buying too many cassette tapes online right now. Evan got his start in radio in 2012 at WWSU at Wright State University, where he was studying percussion performance. He followed through with both endeavors and eventually landed a lucrative dual career playing experimental music at home and abroad and volunteering at WYSO. Maintaining a connection to normal music, Evan also plays drums in bands, and fills in for Niki Dakota on Excursions. When not doing something music-related, Evan is most likely listening to podcasts or watching food videos at home with his cat.
Born a Hoosier, but only living there in spurts, Niki Dakota spent much of her young life moving around the United States with her archeologist mother. Throughout these years, there was always a ukulele somewhere close at hand. By the time the family settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ms. Dakota found herself in pursuit of professional music-making as she headed-up the Alterna-Folk band, Plow On Boy. In the course of her first live radio interview to promote the band, Niki’s keen excitedness manifest itself in extreme chattiness. At the conclusion of the segment, the DJ closed the mic and said, “You need to be in radio."  That was in 1990.