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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Fade Out Lines” by The Avener

The Avener | Photo courtesy of the artist
The Avener | Photo courtesy of the artist

The Avener is French electronic music producer and DJ Tristan Casara. Classically trained, he developed his skills as a DJ and producer, striking international gold with a reworking of a song by the Berlin based band, Phoebe Killdeer and The Short Straws. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “A Taste Of Silver” by Until The Ribbon Breaks

Until The Ribbon Breaks | Photo by Jesse DeFlorio
Until The Ribbon Breaks | Photo by Jesse DeFlorio

Until The Ribbon Breaks are a three piece band fronted by Cardiff native, singer, songwriter, producer, DJ and visual artist Pete Lawrie Winfield and featuring James Gordon on keyboards, and drummer Elliot Wall. Winfield has an impressive musical lineage; both his parents are classical musicians and his grandfather Michael Winfield, played on The Beatles’ Magical Mystery Tour. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “What Still Remains” by Oyinda

Oyinda | Photo courtesy of the artist
Oyinda | Photo courtesy of the artist

Within seconds, hearing the London born Nigerian singer, songwriter, and producer Oyinda will leave you breathless. Her moody, striking, electronic based soul music brings to mind the mid-tempo sultry sounds of Sade, The XX, Massive Attack, and Jhene Aiko. She’s an exciting new musician, with endless potential, a gorgeous voice and magical sound. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: BADBADNOTGOOD remix Future Islands’ “Seasons (Waiting On You)”

BADBADNOTGOOD | Photo by Connor Olthuis
The Toronto jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD have a history of creating some incredible remixes, typically in the world of hip-hop, remixing Black Milk’s “Now Or Never,” Ghostface Killah and Danny Brown’s “Six Degrees,” and Freddie Gibbs and Madlib’s “Shame.” Recently they took to re-imagining one of 2014′s best songs, “Seasons (Waiting on You)” by Future Islands. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week – “Radio” by Ryan Bingham

Ryan Bingham | Photo by Anna Axster
Ryan Bingham | Photo by Anna Axster

Alt-country singer, songwriter and guitarist Ryan Bingham is releasing a new album on January 20th, Fear And Saturday Night.

Bingham’s fifth album is being released on his own Axster Bingham Records, and was produced by Jim Scott. The legendary producer and engineer has an impressive resume, with work he’s done on records by The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Kathleen Edwards, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tedeschi Trucks Band, John Fogerty, Citizen Cope and many more. The band on Fear And Saturday Night includes featuring Shawn Davis (Beck, Juanes) on bass, lead guitarist Daniel Sproul and drummer Nate Barnes, both from the band Rose Hill Drive. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Don’t Wanna Lose” by Ex Hex

Ex Hex | Photo courtesy of the artist
Ex Hex | Photo courtesy of the artist

Indie rocker singer, songwriter, and guitarist Mary Timony has been in a series of excellent indierock bands over the years. She formed Helium in the early Nineties, was a member of Wild Flag with Carrie Brownstein, Janet Weiss, and Rebecca Cole, and has recorded several solo albums. Her most recent band project is Ex Hex, a trio including drummer Laura Harris, and bassist Betsy Wright. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “When I’m Able” by The Revivalists

The Revivalists | Photo by Alysse Gafkjen
The Revivalists | Photo by Alysse Gafkjen

Soulful and rocking, The Revivalists are a seven piece band based in New Orleans. With horns a plenty, pedal steel and keyboards complementing the guitar, bass and drums setup, the band formed in 2007 and since then has become a major touring band and a fixture on the local New Orleans music scene. Fronted by David Shaw, the band’s recent album, City of Sound was self-released in 2012 and was re-released with bonus live songs on Wind-Up Records last March. Continue reading →