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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:

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New Music Show Preview w/ BADBADNOTGOOD, The Strokes & more!

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

“Time Moves Slow” by BADBADNOTGOOD feat. Sam Herring

The Canadian instrumental outfit BADBADNOTGOOD bring worlds together with their music. Trained in jazz, these guys have a history of bringing their wonderful technical skills to all sorts of different musical spectrums, most notably hip-hop and electronica.  On their new album, IV, they welcome Future Islands frontman Sam Herring to lend them a hand (or voice) and the result is quite good.

 

“OBLIVIUS” by The Strokes

They’re back! The Strokes return with a funky guitar driven jam called “OBLIVIUS” from a new EP titled, Future Present Past.  The new song is powered by riffs that bring to mind Television-esque dexterity and a nostalgia as only the Strokes can tap into.  Enjoy…

First Impression Artist: MUTUAL BENEFIT

MUTUAL BENEFIT at its core is singer-songwriter Jordan Lee. But at any given time, depending on who he’s writing, recording or touring with that can change.  It’s more of an evolving project than a set band.  The new Mutual Benefit album, and first for the Mom + Pop label, is called Skip A Sinking Stone.  It’s a beautifully recorded and produced collective of dreamy tunes.  We’ll listen together tonight for our First Impression.

 

Each week we update our XPN Best New Music Spotify playlist for you to enjoy whatever you missed on the show recently too!  Take a listen:

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New Music Show Preview w/ Day of the Dead Tribute, Tragically Hip & more!

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

Day of the Dead – VARIOUS ARTISTS

Curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of THE NATIONAL, Day of the Dead is a massive celebration of the music of the Grateful Dead.  The 59 track album runs nearly 6 hours, and features an incredibly diverse and star-studded array of musicians.  From Jim James to Wilco, Charles Bradley to Courtny Barnett, Day of the Dead is a true testament to the power and influence of the Dead.  We’ll comb through the collection and pick the best of the best to play for you tonight. Continue reading →