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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “TV Set” by Spoon

Photo by Tom Hines
Photo by Tom Hines

Perhaps the most redeeming thing about the new remake of the horror film Poltergeist is the cover of The Cramps’ “TV Set” that Spoon contribute to the soundtrack. Originally recorded on The Cramps 1980 debut album Songs The Lord Taught Us (produced by Alex Chilton), Spoon put a bit of a spit shine on the dirty original by the rockabilly garage punk rockers from New York. Below, listen to Spoon’s cover, followed by the original from The Cramps. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Go” by The Chemical Brothers ft. Q-Tip

The Chemical Brothers | Photo by Hamish Brown
The Chemical Brothers | Photo by Hamish Brown

British electronic dance music pioneers The Chemical Brothers announced the release of their first new album in five years, Born In The Echoes.

In the mid 90s, the Chems – Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons – established themselves at the forefront of the electronic dance music scene (before “EDM” became an overused catch all phrase for any number of dance music genres), with the release of their debut, Exit Planet Dust. The album pre-dated several other important electronica releases in the Nineties including Fatboy Slim’s Better Living Through Chemistry in 1996, and Daft Punk’s debut Homework (1997).

What Public Enemy did for hip-hop, The Chemical Brothers did for electronic dance music. Through ingenious sampling, songwriting, and pure, high energy grooves and bombastic sounds, the Chemical Brothers broke through to become global superstars. Continue reading →

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Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Unstoppable” by Lianne La Havas

Lianne La Havas | Photo via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LianneLaHavas
Lianne La Havas | Photo via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LianneLaHavas

It’s been three years since the world discovered the incredible R&B sounds and talent singer and songwriter Lianne La Havas. From her intimate and stunning live shows to her 2012 acclaimed debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough?, La Havas, stole a lot of hearts and won a lot of fans around the world. Continue reading →

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Gotta Hear Songs of the Week: Turbo Fruits and The London Souls

Turbo Fruits | Photo by Karlo X Ramos | via facebook.com/turbofruits // London Souls | Photo via facebook.com/thelondonsould
Turbo Fruits | Photo by Karlo X Ramos | via facebook.com/turbofruits // London Souls | Photo via facebook.com/thelondonsould

This Friday at World Cafe Live, WXPN’s Free At Noon features a double header with the New York City rockers The London Souls and Nashville’s Turbo Fruits. All week long XPN will be featuring “When I’m With You” by The London Souls and Turbo Fruits’ “The Way I Want You,” as the Gotta Hear Songs of the Week. Continue reading →