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New Music Show Preview with Bob Weir, Butch Walker and more!

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Wow … talk about a busy week for new music. As I write this we just got a new song from Gary Clark Jr, and yes I’ll play it tonight!  We’ll also have a listen to a bunch of albums coming this fall from Dawes, Bon Iver, Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, Mike Doughty and more.  And here’s a little sample of what else we’ve got lined up for you tonight on our New Music Show …

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New Music Show Preview with Jack White, Janelle Monae and more!

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Photo by Marc Baptise

 

Monday nights mean New Music Discovery on XPN! As we all do our best to hold on to summer, I’ve got some tunes that’ll sound great coming out of your car speakers. We’ll hear a new synth-rock band from Oakland called Waterstrider (one of my new favs), a Philly favorite, Shark Tape, channel The Replacements, and Bon Iver lending his one-of-a-kind vocals to an infectious new song from Francis & The Lights.  Two hours of new music starts at 8pm tonight, here’s a sample of what else we’ll spin…

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New Music Show Preview with Warpaint, Ethan Burns & more!

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Every Monday night, join us for new music discovery on XPN. Starting at 8pm tonight, we’ll have a listen to brand new music from Norah Jones and Drive-By Truckers, celebrate the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival (with a Latin spin), and introduce you to a California songwriter who sounds more mature than his age would suggest.  Here’s a sampling of what’s coming up …

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New Music Show Preview w/ Julia Jacklin, Kula Shaker & more!

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After three AMAZING days/nights of music, I can’t wait to get back into the studio tonight and play some new tunes. I’ve been sitting on new music from Wilco and The Chris Robinson Brotherhood.  Plus, Jenn Wasner who fronts one of my favorite bands, Wye Oak, has a new solo project called Flock of Dimes that we’ll listen to.  And, in addition to those, here’s a few more things we’ve got lined up tonight at 8pm on our New Music Show:

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New Music Show Preview w/ Wilco, Jamie Lidell & more!

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Every week I keep a list of all the new music that’s come my way since that last New Music Show.  Monday mornings I take a last lap around my stacks of cds and chains of emails for some cool stuff to fill out the two hour show. This week, the show pretty much scheduled itself because so many of our favorite artists either surprised us or made good on their promise of new music.  My Morning Jacket? Check! … Okkervil River? Got it!  … Ryley Walker? Yup! … We’ll spin those plus these below, and a lot more coming up tonight at 8pm on our New Music Show.

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New Music Show Preview w/ Peter Gabriel, Julia Jacklin & more!

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Here’s a sample of what’s coming up Monday night at 8pm on our New Music Show:

“I’m Amazing” by PETER GABRIEL

In what’s surely a bittersweet circumstance, the passing of boxing legend Muhammad Ali has inspired a new song from Peter Gabriel. Unveiled on his website late last week, “I’m Amazing” is a wonderful sonic expedition.  At just over 7 minutes the song’s musical twists & turns are as pleasing and dynamic as you might expect from Gabriel.

 

“Pool Party” by JULIA JACKLIN

Let’s get to know Australian newcomer Julia Jacklin. At 25 years old, the aspiring social worker has turned to music full-time, and we’re happy she did.  While it’s easy to label her a singer-songwriter, Jacklin seems to draw up a variety of musical identities.  Listening to “Pool Party”, the first song from the upcoming album Don’t Let The Kids Win, gives you the feeling that Jacklin has a broad vision for her music and we’re excited to see where it goes.

 

First Impression Artist: HANNAH GEORGAS

For Evelyn is a stunning new album, coming out this Friday, from Hannah Georgas (pronounced “George-ahs”).  Dedicated and titled for her grandmother, For Evelyn is the third album from the Canadian songwriter.  The songs are soaked in synths, wonderfully produced, and on a lyrical level offer a pretty revealing, introspective look into Hannah’s world.  We’ll play you a couple tracks from the new album Monday night!

And for more of what we’ve been spinning each Monday night – check out XPN’s Best New Music Spotify playlist: