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New Music Show Preview w/ Gorillaz, Coco Hames & more!

Photo Credit | J.C. Hewlett

We’re cooking up another two hours of brand new music tonight.  Tune in starting at 8pm.  As bands get ready to hit the highway for summer tours, they’re also getting their new music out there.  Included in the mix tonight, a must-hear new tune from Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit.  Blondie is back, sounding true to form.  As always, we’ll introduce some new acts like the mysterious 8-piece band from Maine called Superorganism, a talented wordsmith from Oklahoma, John Moreland and garage rock sounds of Black Lips return as well.

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New Music Show Preview with Benjamin Booker, Tuxedo & more!

Benjamin Booker | Photo by Neil Krug

Some folks are predicting snow totals right now, while others are filling out March Madness brackets.  We here at XPN aren’t as much in the “predictions” business as we are in the “guarantees” business.  And one sure bet every Monday night is that we’ve got the newest music cued up for you.  New Orleans superstar Trombone Shorty has something new for us to spin.  We’ve got a true blues connection as Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ team up for an album, we’ll hear what that sounds like.  Plus, Sharon Van Etten covers Skeeter Davis, Sylvan Esso allow us to sample more from their forthcoming album, and the Afghan Whigs deliver a new “Gotta Hear” tune.  Our New Music Show starts at 8pm on XPN, and for more of a preview …

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Tonight’s New Music Show Preview: Coldplay is not retiring (yet), Austin’s most “Powerful” new band & more!

Pokey La Farge | photo by Nate Burrell | courtesy of the artist
Pokey La Farge | photo by Nate Burrell | courtesy of the artist

It’s hard to keep up with all the new music that’s coming out these days.  We get it.  That’s what we’re here for!  You may not know that Sheryl Crow recently recruited Gary Clark Jr. to play on her new album.  Or that Alt-J dropped a new song just this morning.  It’s OK! Just set your radio for 8pm tonight and settle in for our New Music Show.  By the time you get to work Tuesday morning, you’ll be the new music guru of your office! Here’s your cheat sheet for tonight’s show …

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New Music Show Preview w/ Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Allan Rayman & more!

Preservation Hall Jazz Band | Photo by Danny Clinch

On tonight’s New Music Show, we take a deep dive into the soundtrack to the film La La Land … or is it Moonlight? Better yet, neither.  Instead, we’ll unwrap the new album from Old 97’s, preview another song from the upcoming Spoon record, and debut a few new things like Low Cut Connie, Bleached, and Sam Outlaw.  Our New Music Show starts at 8pm on XPN, and here’s a sneak-listen to some other funky jams we’ve got lined up tonight …

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New Music Show Preview w/ The Black Angels, Rodney Crowell & more!

XPN’s New Music Show airs every Monday night at 8pm. 

We’ve been in fundraising mode here at WXPN but tonight we’ll take a break from the pledge phones and focus entirely on new music.  A big thank you to all our members who support what we do and thanks (in advance) for hanging out tonight.  With new albums from Ryan Adams and Old 97’s on the way, we’ll make it a point showcase both of those artists.  Longtime favorites Wesley Stace and Jeb Loy Nichols have new tunes for us to check out, and we will.  Plus, in advance of tonight’s show, here are a few highlights you can listen to now …    Continue reading →

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Future Islands, The Sadies (feat. Kurt Vile) & more on XPN’s New Music Show Tonight!

Two hours of new music (without Super Bowl commercial interruption) commences at 8pm tonight on XPN. We’re excited to dip into “Mike’s Mailbag” and pull out some listener submissions.  Plus we’ll hear what Father John Misty has been up to, musically speaking.  One of the best rock albums of the year so far just came out.  It’s from the duo Japandroids and you’ll want to crank your stereo up for that one.  Also new tunes from our Free at Noon guest Flo Morrissey & Matthew E. White, the Bay Area’s Sjowgren, and much more … Continue reading →

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XPN’s New Music Show Preview w/ The New Pornographers, Matthew Logan Vasquez & more!

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The New Pornographers | photo by Jenny Jimenez | courtesy of the artist

Hey it’s Monday and that means new music discovery on XPN! Tonight at 8pm, gather ‘round the radio as we’ve got a few interesting collaborations to play, including a new song from Thundercat featuring both Michael McDonald AND Kenny Loggins.  Yup … you read that correctly.  In fact, it’s our “Gotta Hear” Song of the Week!  Also, Ray Davies of the Kinks teams up with The Jayhawks for his first new album in almost a decade.  The cool kids are talking about the new tune from Real Estate, we’ve got that to spin.  Plus some other highlights like …

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Lend us your ears, and we’ll play some New Music Tonight! Including Conor Oberst, Middle Kids and more!

 

Conor Oberst | photo by Tony Bonacci | courtesy of the artistConor Oberst | photo by Tony Bonacci | courtesy of the artist
Conor Oberst | photo by Tony Bonacci | courtesy of the artist

What should we play first?  New Spoon? Arcade Fire? Ryan Adams?  The good news is we have new music from all of those folks … and more.  Ryan unveiled yet another new song from his forthcoming Prisoner album and as you might surmise – it’s great.  Arcade Fire surprised us not only with a brand new song, but a one of a kind collaboration.  The indie-rock superstars welcome a legendary voice, Mavis Staples, to their new offering. And we’ll definitely spin “Hot Thoughts”, the undeniable new tune from Spoon.  Join us at 8pm tonight as we’ve got plenty more to fill up our two hours tonight, including … Continue reading →

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What’s Spinning on our New Music Show Tonight? Elbow, Bell X1 and more!

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There is no shortage of new music right now, and that’s a great thing! It really has been an amazing start to 2017 as we heard last week on our New Music Show and tonight is no different.  Tune in at 8pm as we’ll hear the return of Philadelphia’s own Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.  Also, do you remember the band American Music Club? Well, frontman/founder Mark Eitzel has a new solo album that should not be overlooked … we’ll take a listen.  And it’s been 22 years since we last heard a new song from the band Slowdive.  We’ll play that, and guess who else is back???

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A Look (and Listen) to Tonight’s New Music Show with The Shins, Sinkane, & more!

James Mercer

We’ve got a challenge for you tonight.  Are you up for it? It starts at 8pm.  We’ve got two hours of brand new music that you NEED to hear!  Seriously, nestle up to your radio and listen as we play music from all corners of the world.  It may … just may … change your life.  Americana darling Valerie June lends us another song from her forthcoming album.  We’ll meet one of Melbourne’s most hyped songwriters who performs under the musical alias The Outdoor Type.  Plus, new Latin soul from LA’s Chicano Batman and the Old 97s recruit Brandi Carlile to play the voice of God on their new single “Good with God”.  Your ears will thank you for listening, and so will we. Our New Music Show with Mike Vasilikos begins at 8pm on XPN.  Oh! And we almost forgot …

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