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Meet the Kansas Bible Company, download “Elysees 99, 84″

Kansas Bible Company | Photo courtesy of the band
Kansas Bible Company | Photo courtesy of the band

They’re not from Kansas and they don’t sing gospel. Based in Nashville, Kansas Bible Company is a 12-piece band originally from Goshen, Indiana – the city made immortal in Strand of Oaks’ 2014 hit “Goshen 97.” The band formed in 2008 when several of its members, including lead singer Jake Miller, met at Goshen College. They took their name from the movie Paper Moon, starring Ryan O’Neal as a bible salesman named Moses Pray. Continue reading →

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Get weird with Panda Bear, Django Django & Viet Cong on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Panda Bear | Photo by Fernanda Pereira
Panda Bear | Photo by Fernanda Pereira

The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns to your personal space tonight at 11pm on XPN! It’s technically the first “regular show” of the new year, but it’s far from just a “regular show.” Tune in for a spotlight on the new solo album from Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, and hear a few of these fresh new tracks:

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Download a World Cafe performance of “Woman At The Well” by Israel Nash

Israel Nash photo by Pooneh Ghana
Israel Nash photo by Pooneh Ghana

Singer, songwriter and guitarist Israel Nash was recently on World Cafe for an interview and performance of songs from his recent album, Rain Plans.

His third album, Rain Plans, was recorded by Nash after he moved from New York to Dripping Springs, Texas, near Austin. Many of the reviews of Nash’s recent album point out comparisons to the music of Neil Young. Continue reading →

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Get to know Slaughter Beach, the solo project of Modern Baseball’s Jake Ewald

Slaughter Beach | via slaughterbeach.bandcamp.com
Slaughter Beach | photo by Jessica Flynn | jflynnphotography.com | via slaughterbeach.bandcamp.com

There is more than enough of Jake Ewald hyper-metaphorical lyricism to go around with his new project, Slaughter Beach. The frontman of Modern Baseball released his debut three-track solo EP, Dawg, back in August. His main band can be heard in these songs, for which he plays drums and bass as well. Continue reading →