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Oranges and Bananas: New Ty Segall, King Gizzard, Angel Olsen & Thee Oh Sees on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Ty Segall | Photo by Denee Petracek, courtesy of the artist

The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns to your personal space at 11pm ET tonight on 88.5 XPN. On tonight’s show, a smattering of brand new tracks, many of which from albums that’ll be out in the early weeks of 2017. Notably in the mix tonight are new selections from some very prolific psych-garage rockers, like SF mainstay Ty Segall, Aussie outsiders King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (who’ll be releasing an obscene FIVE albums in the new year) and Thee Oh Sees, who just put out their third release of 2016. Also in the mix are favorites from St. Vincent, Honus Honus and Big Thief! Check out a few of those below…

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Back on the Bandwagon: Teenage Fanclub, Ian Sweet and Flock of Dimes on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Teenage Fanclub | Photo by Donald Milne, courtesy of the artist

The Indie Rock Hit Parade simply can’t be stopped! We’ve got another full, two-hour show on tap for you tonight at 11pm ET on WXPN (which just so happens to be right after the September edition of What’s The Frequency??? with John Vettese, ya know). Make sure you’re tuned in, fired up and wigged out, because there’s a lot to get to this week. First and foremost, there’s our weekly Album Spotlight where, this time around, we’ll hear a couple of tracks from Here, the newly released 10th album from Scottish jangle-pop legends Teenage Fanclub. Here is a breezy delight, as you might expect. Also in the mix, we’ll get to the debut from outsider-popsters Ian Sweet, Jenn Wasner’s electrifying solo debut as Flock Of Dimes, and a punishingly epic track from the new Preoccupations album that features guest vocals (somewhere in the mix) from Wolf Parade/Operators guy Dan Boeckner. Preview some of the new stuff below…

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Shut Up, Kiss Me: Angel Olsen, Selector Dub Narcotic & Jacuzzi Boys on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

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Angel Olsen | photo by Amanda Marsalis | courtesy of the artist

The Indie Rock Hit Parade is headed your way tonight at 11pm ET on WXPN! Rather than duck in your indie rock-proof subterranean bunker, listen in for a full-two hour show that has some very interesting things going on. Since we’ll be knee-deep in our XPN Long Hots Labor Day Weekend special, we’ll hear a few supersized jams from Panda Bear and The Juan Maclean. We’ve got another Album Spotlight to get to; this time on the new album from chameleonic singer-songwriter Angel Olsen. My Woman, her third full-length, is a wild masterwork of ballads, boppers and rockers, and we’ll dig into it in the second hour of tonight’s show. In the mix you’ll also hear new tracks from Swedish politi-shoegazers The Radio Dept., Florida party-crashers Jacuzzi Boys and Montreal psych-conjurers Elephant Stone. Check out those tunes below…

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Listen to Angel Olsen’s burning new song “Intern,” get details on her My Woman LP, Union Transfer show

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Angel Olsen | photo by Amanda Marsalis | courtesy of the artist

Chicago Singer-songwriter Angel Olsen surprised fans last week when she shared a clip on Youtube of an untitled new song. The track was later revealed to be “Intern,” taken from the Asheville-based musician’s forthcoming LP My Woman. The record is out September 2nd on Jagjaguwar and follows 2014’s critically-acclaimed Burn Your Fire for No Witness.

A fall tour will support the release, with Olsen headlining Union Transfer on September 14th. Watch the video for “Intern” below. Tickets and information for the all-ages show will be available via the XPN Concert Calendar on June 10th.

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Tonight’s concert picks: HAIM at Tower Theater, Hoots and Hellmouth at Boot & Saddle, The Interest Group at Underground Arts and more

Photo by John Vettese
Photo by John Vettese
Sister rock trio HAIM (a former XPN artist to watch) are putting a big year behind them. After their debut album, Days Are Gone, was released this past September, they’ve gotten a deal with Target to have their song “Forever” appear in the store’s commercials, and have planned out their first nationwide and European tour. Tonight, they’ll stop by Tower Theater. The show will start at 8 p.m. and the $32 tickets can be purchased here.

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Angel Olsen’s enchanting mix of folk, country and psychedelia

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Photo by Zia Anger
Singer-songwriter Angel Olsen recently released Burn Your Fire For No Witness, her debut on Jagjaguwar records. The Missouri born musician released her first full length album, Half Way Home, in 2012 to critical acclaim, and first garnered attention as a back up singer with Bonnie “Prince” Billy. Where Olsen’s Half Way Home was marked by indie-folk, a little bit of twang and acoustic guitars, Burn Your Fire has a much fuller sound and yet her enchanting vocals and stories remain up front in the mix, with a mix of folk, country and psychedelia swirling throughout the songs. Below, via NPR Music’s Heavy Rotation download “High & Wild” from Angel’s new album.

Olsen plays Johnny Brenda’s on Wednesday, May 14th.

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Just Announced: Angel Olsen will return to Johnny Brenda’s on 5/14

Angel OlsenSinger-songwriter Angel Olsen just will return to Johnny Brenda’s this spring with a new album in tow. Her new Burn Your Fire for No Witness is out February 18th on Jagjaguwar Records, and she headlines the Fishtown venue on May 15th. Tickets will be available on Friday February 7th at noon via the venue’s website.

(See More – Angel Olsen, Pillars & Tongues and Bad Braids at Johnny Brenda’s)

Today Olsen premiered a new music video for “Hi-Five” with surreal theatrics sort of reminiscent of David Lynch. Check it out below.

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Photos: Angel Olsen, Pillars and Tongues and Bad Braids at Johnny Brenda’s

Angel Olsen | Photo by Abi Reimold | abireimoldphoto.com All photos by Abi Reimold | abireimoldphoto.com

Last night Chicago-based singer-songwriter Angel Olsen headlined Johnny Brenda’s, still on tour in support of her 2012 release Half Way Home. Joining her were avant-pop outfit Pillars and Tongues and Philly’s Bad Braids. Check out a gallery of photos from the show below.