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Texas country / swing band Asleep at the Wheelhas been around for 45 years, and last month checked in with World Cafe following their latest outing, Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys. Founder Ray Benson talked with David Dye about keeping the band running and its collaborations with The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Pokey LaFarge and Kat Edmonson on the new album. Listen to the interview in its entirety here, and download “Miles and miles of Texas” below. Continue reading →
Philly psych rockers Needle Points released a new track entitled “Babes” this week via Philebrity. Filled with quiet drumming, vintage vocals and cozy guitar riffs, the song instills those laid-back, summer bum vibes that have felt so distant with these rainy days and flash snow storms as of late. Needle Points reminds us that warmer weather sits right around the corner and it’s about time we prepare ourselves for it, or rather allow them to prepare us for it. Give a listen to “Babes” below. Continue reading →
Our latest Indie Rock Hit Parade live session is with a band that has visited our studios several times since forming ten years ago. The Dodos are singer/guitarist Meric Long and drummer Logan Kroeber, and this year they released their sixth full-length album, Individ. Though they’ve been reliable mainstays of the San Francisco scene for a decade, the Dodos’ are hardly comfortable resting on past success. Though they’ve tried adding layers (and players) to their sound, the core duo of Long and Kroeber proves to be the band’s most powerful asset. Joined this time around by sound engineer Ian Pellecchi and his tasteful sampler manipulations, the Dodos sound reinvigorated in this sprawling live set. Continue reading →
We’re back for another Indie Rock Hit Parade tonight at 11pm on WXPN! This week’s show is full of old friends and new ones. Don’t miss our brand new session with the venerable San Francisco duo the Dodos. They’ll play songs from their latest album, Individ, live in our studio.
And if you’ve somehow waited this long to listen to Courtney Barnett‘s debut album, Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit, then you’re in luck. We’ll play a few songs from Courtney on our Weekly Album Spotlight.
Tune in for these new tracks, too:
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The most awesome Courtney Barnett released her new album, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit last Tuesday. The album has been getting rave reviews, including The Key’s John Vettese who said Sometimes I Sit is “a freaking arrival, a big rock record with catchy hooks and fierce playing from Barnett and her bandmates.” Continue reading →
Two dozen artists including Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls, Steve Earle, John Butler Trio and Michael Franti have contributed songs to a two-disc compilation intended to educate listeners about the controversial method of “hydro-fracking:” The contentious process of extracting natural gas from the earth’s shale. Continue reading →