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Angel Olsen’s newly-released track, “Sans,” is a stripped and longing traveller’s ballad

Angel Olsen | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman for WXPN

Indie music world’s cool and crooning folk-rock Queen, Angel Olsen, is putting together some unreleased B-side tracks to make up a “new” 12-song album titled Phases. Out on November 10th via Jagjaguwar, the release will feature the already-shared single, “Special,” along with the latest track, “Sans.” Continue reading →

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Stream the 2017 XPoNential Music Festival playlist on Spotify

Clockwise from top left; Jeff Tweedy of Wilco | Photo By Noah Silvestry, Pinegrove | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman, Angel Olsen | Photo by Kate McCann

The 2017 XPoNential Music Festival is fast approaching, coming to the Camden Waterfront on July 28-30. To get you as ready and pumped for the festival as we are, we’ve created a Spotify Playlist of all the incredible artists performing at this year’s XPN Fest, with a spotlight on a few players to get you started. Don’t have your tickets yet? 3-Day Go Everywhere Passes are on sale now and XPN Members save up to 50%! Continue reading →

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Hear two sides of Angel Olsen in new NPR live sessions

Angel Olsen | Photo by Amanda Marsallis | courtesy of the artist
Angel Olsen | Photo by Amanda Marsallis | courtesy of the artist

Last Fall, singer/songwriter Angel Olsen released My Woman to critical acclaim. Now, she’s teamed up with NPR for not one, but two new live sessions. The first, released earlier this week, is a more traditional full-band session and interview on World Cafe, while the latter, released Friday, is a stark solo performance in a Bronx church for NPR’s fantastic Field Recordings series. They stand in sharp contrast to one another, but both demonstrate her considerable vocal talents on full display. Continue reading →

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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!

Angel Olsen
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

Angel Olsen
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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