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Download “Chateau Lobby #4 (in C For Two Virgins)” by Father John Misty

Father John Misty | Photo courtesy of the artist and Sub Pop Records.
Father John Misty | Photo courtesy of the artist and Sub Pop Records.

This Friday, January 30th, at Noon, singer and songwriter Father John Misty is playing a sold out Free At Noon concert on WXPN. He’s playing a sold out show at Union Transfer on April 1st. Father John (real name Josh Tillman) releases his new album, I Love You Honeybear on February 10th. Continue reading →

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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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Download a 14 song sampler from the Toronto based power pop band Sloan

Sloan | Photo courtesy of the band.
Sloan | Photo courtesy of the band.

Ever since they released their debut full length album, Smeared, in 1992, we’ve been big fans of the Toronto based power pop band Sloan. Formed in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 1991, the band has since released 11 albums and several EPs, including their most recent record, Commonwealth. Continue reading →

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Download a cover of Elliott Smith’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield

 Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield | Photo courtesy of Crackerfarm

Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield | Photo courtesy of Crackerfarm

Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers and singer, songwriter and guitarist Jessia Lea Mayfield have teamed up on a collaboration of cover songs of Elliott Smith, the influential singer-songwriter from Portland, Oregon, who died in 2003 at the age of 34 from stab wounds. Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith is out March 17th and features some of Smith’s best known songs including “Baby Britain,” “Between The Bars,” and “Roman Candle,” the title song to his debut release in 1994. Continue reading →

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Download a new song by The Lone Bellow, “Cold As It Is” (plus 21 other songs from bands playing Hangout Fest)

The Lone Bellow | Photo courtesy of the artist
The Lone Bellow | Photo courtesy of the artist

Sandwiched between Coachella in April and Bonnaroo in June is The Hangout Music Festival, a three day music festival held on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama on May 15-17. This year’s lineup featured Foo Fighters, Beck, My Morning Jacket, Foster the People, Spoon, TV on the Radio, Phantogram, Lupe Fiasco, Cold War Kids, MisterWives and many more. Continue reading →

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Download a World Cafe: Next podcast featuring Murder By Death

Photo by Greg Whitaker | Courtesy of the artist
Photo by Greg Whitaker | Courtesy of the artist

Originally from Bloomington, Indiana, the now based in Louisville indie rock group Murder By Death are releasing their new album, Big Dark Love, on Bloodshot Records, on February 3rd. The band was recently selected as one of David Dye’s World Cafe: Next emerging artists. Continue reading →

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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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Download Erica Gibson’s new eclectropop single “Out of My Mind” for free

Erica Gibson via Facebook.com/ericagibsonmusic
Erica Gibson via facebook.com/ericagibsonmusic

Energetic Philly singer-songwriter Erica Gibson has released her new single “Out of My Mind,” a track steeped in an eclectic hybrid of electronic and pop, or what Gibson likes to call “eclectopop.” The track mixes hyper beats and vocals, but Gibson said it wasn’t always so upbeat. Continue reading →

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