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Download a World Cafe version of “Push It” by Delta Spirit

Delta Spirit | Photo by Matthew J. Pandolfe/Courtesy of the artist
Delta Spirit | Photo by Matthew J. Pandolfe/Courtesy of the artist

Delta Spirit just released their new album, Into The Wide, and recently were on World Cafe. Into The Wide is the band’s fourth album, and was recorded at Maze Studios in Atlanta. Originally formed in San Diego, and fronted by vocalist/guitarist Matt Vasquez, Into The Wide finds the band evolving towards a more tougher, soaring and expansive sound than on their previous releases. Continue reading →

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Listen to Strand Of Oaks cover The National’s “Pink Rabbits”

Strand of Oaks | Photo by Dusdin Condren
Strand of Oaks | Photo by Dusdin Condren

Strand of Oaks frontman Tim Showalter just released a powerful cover of The National’s “Pink Rabbits,” a song from the Brooklyn epic rock band’s 2013 album Trouble Will Find Me. The Oaks version is immediately original from the get-go, drawn out in layered synths and 80′s-style backbeats and centered around Showalter’s raw vocals. Noted by Stereogum for its powerful nature, Showalter alludes to the song’s personal relevance in his life. Continue reading →

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Download a new Shark Tape song, “Marathon”

Shark Tape | Photo courtesy of the band.
Shark Tape | Photo courtesy of the band.

Philly rock and roll trio Shark Tape release their debut full length album, on November 18th. It’s been almost two years since the band’s EP Eyes On You was released and the band spent over a year writing and performing new material. The band worked with two of Philly’s finest producers on the record; Jeff Zeigler (The War On Drugs, Kurt Vile) and Grammy Award winning Phil Nicolo (The Police, Bob Dylan, John Lennon). Continue reading →

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Listen to Ryan Adams open up about life and hash out new tunage on World Cafe

Photo by David Black
Photo by David Black

Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter and producer Ryan Adams is back in the music game. After a stellar set at our XPoNential music festival this summer and the release of his new self-titled album, Adams recently appeared on NPR’s World Cafe and had a wide-ranging interview with host David Dye. Continue reading →

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Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session: Literature

Literature | Photo by Eric Schuman
Literature | Photo by Eric Schuman

Our latest Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session is with a band who are certainly no strangers to our studios. The Austin-born, Philly-based quartet Literature have stopped by several times over the years, most recently in May 2013 to test out material for their then-in-progress second album. That album, Chorus, was released earlier this summer on Slumberland Records. Continue reading →

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Hear Literature play live, plus new Death From Above 1979 and Ex Hex on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Death From Above 1979 | Photo courtesy of the artist
Death From Above 1979 | Photo courtesy of the artist

Tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade is a special one indeed! Tune in to XPN at 10pm for a two-hour mix of brand new tracks and some old favorites, with a special spotlight on the newly released (and highly awaited) new album from Death From Above 1979! We’ll also hear a brand new Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session with the Philly quartet Literature! Don’t miss these new tracks, either:
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Son Little releases three different versions of new single “River”

Son Little
Son Little | photo via facebook.com/SonLittleMusic
Aaron Livingston has been known for collaborating with The Roots and RJD2 over the last several years, appearing on the former’s “Guns Are Drawn” and the latter’s The Abandoned Lullaby.  Now, enter Livingston as solo artist Son Little – the Philly native has shared two singles this year and is back with not one, but three, versions of “River.”

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