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

Peter Gabriel

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:


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

BADBADNOTGOOD | Photo courtesy of the band |
BADBADNOTGOOD | Photo courtesy of the band |


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:


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


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 →


New Music Show Preview w/ Moreland & Arbuckle, Local Natives & more!

Moreland & Arbuckle

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

“When the Lights Are Burning Low” by MORELAND & ARBUCKLE

It’s always a plus when a band that’s heralded for being a ‘great live band’ can translate that energy onto their studio releases. That’s the case, yet again, for the Kansas trio MORELAND & ARBUCKLE.  In addition to being our guest this Friday for Free at Noon, they’ve got a new album coming out on Friday and we’ll preview it tonight!


“Past Lives” by LOCAL NATIVES

We’ve long been fans of the band LOCAL NATIVES. It’s been a few years since we’ve heard anything new from the L.A. five-piece.  Always ambitious in their efforts, “Past Lives” is a wonderfully adventurous, gripping return.


First Impression Artist: BLACK PISTOL FIRE

Turn up the volume for tonight’s First Impression Artist, BLACK PISTOL FIRE. The guitar-drums duo of Kevin McKeown and Eric Owen offer up a loud, driven brand of rock and roll that’s unapologetic and raw.  Their new album Don’t’ Wake The Riot is out later this month and we’ve got a couple songs for you tonight.


Plus!  Make sure to have a listen to our Best New Music Spotify playlist for all the other new tunes we’ve been spinning lately:


New Music Show Preview w/ Richard Ashcroft, Laura Mvula & more!


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

“This Is How It Feels” by RICHARD ASHCROFT

The Verve will always be known for the success (and controversy) of “Bittersweet Symphony” and that’s despite the fact their work excelled beyond that. RICHARD ASHCROFT, the leader of the band, has continued with a solo career that’s seen, again, some underrated releases.  He has readied a new album due out next month, These People and here’s a sample of what’s to come. Continue reading →