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Lost Time: Tacocat LIVE, King Gizzard and Kyle Craft on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Tacocat | photo by Michael Lavine, courtesy of the artist
Tacocat | photo by Michael Lavine, courtesy of the artist

The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns to the studio tonight at 11pm ET on WXPN! Listen right after Land of the Lost with Robert Drake for an all-new two-hour show featuring our first IRHP Live Session of 2016! The Seattle band Tacocat are our guests, and they’ll play songs from their extra fun and fizzy new album Lost Time, live in our studio! Be sure to listen for our Weekly Album Spotlight on the heady new record from Australian psych-freaks King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Nonagon Infinity. As if that weren’t enough for you (which it isn’t, I know), we’ll hear a few of these new tracks in the mix as well:

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Real Animal: Deakin, Broncho & Pity Sex on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Deakin | photo courtesy of the artist
Deakin | photo courtesy of the artist

Your Indie Rock Hit Parade returns tonight at 11pm ET on WXPN! That means it’s time for another two hour extravaganza featuring a ton of brand new tracks that will make your night and (if you play your cards right) your life a whole lot more special. Take, for example, our weekly Album Spotlight on the solo debut from Josh Dibb a.k.a. Deakin of Animal Collective. We’ll hear a few tracks from his spacey new album Sleep Cycle. Also in mix are a few of these new tracks that you’ll definitely want to be on the lookout for…

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Autodrama: Puro Instinct, Deakin & Nothing on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Puro Instinct | Photo by Mark Squires, courtesy of the artist
Puro Instinct | Photo by Mark Squires, courtesy of the artist

I’ll be honest: Tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade is a little all over the map. Tune in at 11pm ET on WXPN to hear how things shake out. With more individual tracks coming out this week than full-length albums, we’ll forego the tradition spotlight feature in favor of a smattering of fresh new singles. We’ll hear gauzy pop from the sister duo Puro Instinct, the solo debut from Animal Collective guitarist Deakin, and a blast of noise energy from Philly’s own Nothing. And that’s just a sample! Preview those tracks below…

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Animal Collective kicks off its Painting With world tour at Union Transfer

Animal Collective | Photo by Michelle Montgomery for WXPN | michellemontgomeryphotography.com
Animal Collective | Photo by Michelle Montgomery for WXPN | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Experimental pop outfit Animal Collective played a sold-out show at Union Transfer on Friday night. Philly was the group’s first stop on their international tour in support of their tenth studio album, Painting With, which was just released on Friday. Since it’s been four years since Centipede Hz, the crowd couldn’t wait to hear the band’s new music performed live for the very first time. As Avey Tare, Panda Bear, and Geologist delivered an upbeat and energetic set of their textured, psych-pop inspired music, the crowd cheered, moshed, and danced.

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Don’t Wanna Be Here: Meet Gazebos, Hear new Animal Collective and The Cave Singers on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Gazebos | Photo by Kelly O | courtesy of the artist
Gazebos | Photo by Kelly O | courtesy of the artist

It’s never a bad time to find a new favorite band (and, subsequently, kicking your old favorite band to the curb). Tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade starts at 11pm ET on WXPN, and you’re sure to meet that special group to fill the void. We’ll spotlight the debut album from Seattle’s Gazebos, plus dig into new releases from Flowers, The Cave Singers, A Giant Dog and more! Preview a few of those below:

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A pile of new music from Wild Nothing, Animal Collective and DIIV on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Wild Nothing | Photo by Shawn Brackbill
Wild Nothing | Photo by Shawn Brackbill

The Indie Rock Hit Parade is ready to kick off the new year in style, tonight at 11pm ET on WXPN! By ‘in style,” I mean to say that there is a mountain of brand new tracks to play for you tonight, so you should definitely tune in if you’re a fan of Wild Nothing, Deep Sea Diver or Prince Rama. In fact, there might be too much new music to play tonight. We’ll preview these new releases and a whole lot more:

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Please don’t watch the new Animal Collective video if you are prone to seizures

Animal Collective | photo courtesy of the artist
Animal Collective | photo courtesy of the artist

The video for Animal Collective‘s song “FloriDada,” a bizarro blender of pop music pointillism, opens with a disclaimer. “Viewer discretion is advised – the video has been identified to potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy.” And while I would argue that the band’s new website design is perhaps more likely to have adverse effects on viewers (warning: click with caution), the video is no less tripped out. It’s got bright neon colors, swirling animation, and imagery reminiscent of a health class on acid. Continue reading →

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Animal Collective release new song “FloriDada,” announce shows at Union Transfer, World Cafe Live at the Queen

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Animal Collective | photo by Hisham Akira Bharoocha and Abby Portner

Animal Collective have announced the release of Painting With, the experimental-pop band’s eleventh studio record and follow-up to 2012’s Centipede Hz. With the announcement comes a national tour, which kicks off on February 19th at Union Transfer and wraps up on May 13th in Wilmington at World Cafe Live at the Queen.

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