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Hear the Best (and nothing but the best) of the Indie Rock Hit Parade tonight!

Future Islands | Photo by Timothy Saccenti
Future Islands | Photo by Timothy Saccenti

As 2014 draws to a close, it’s time to make your picks of the best music of the year! Tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade features two full hours of the best of what 2014 had to offer. Starting at 10pm, we’ll hear tracks from some of our favorite newcomers as well as grand returns from old friends. And don’t forget to vote for your own Top 10 Songs of 2014 in the XPN Year In Review!

Here are a few things you’ll hear tonight:
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Get fresh with Ariel Pink, Ex Hex & Parquet Courts on tonight’s ‘Compact’ Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Ariel Pink | Photo courtesy of the artist
Ariel Pink | Photo courtesy of the artist

Seeing as how it’s the Final Friday of the month, the Indie Rock Hit Parade gets condensed down to a one-hour Compact Edition at 11pm tonight on XPN! Stay tuned after Land Of The Lost for a spotlight on art-pop provocateur Ariel Pink‘s new LP, plus a few of these mighty fine tracks:

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Get weird with King Tuff, Aphex Twin and Ariel Pink on tonight’s Compact Indie Rock Hit Parade!

King Tuff | Photo by Dan Monick
King Tuff | Photo by Dan Monick

Seeing as how it’s the Final Friday of September, it must be time for another one-hour ‘Compact’ edition of the Indie Rock Hit Parade on XPN! Tune in at 11pm (immediately following Land Of The Lost with Robert Drake) for an abbreviated survey of some seriously fresh new releases. We’ll spotlight Black Moon Spell, the new album from garage rocker King Tuff, as well as sample a few of these selections:
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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti at Union Transfer, The Dude Hates Cancer! benefit at Johnny Brenda’s, Lotus at FDR Park, River City Extension at The Blockley, Void Vision at Pageant: Soloveev Gallery


Experimental weird-pop visionary Ariel Pink released his sophomore record Mature Themes in August, following up his 2010 4AD breakout Before Today.  Pink has become infamous for his paradoxical anti-pop approach to music, creating mind-bending sounds that have been described as masterful by his peers.  Pink and his Haunted Graffiti band play Union Transfer tonight, along with the Greek mythology-inspired Phèdre.  The event is all ages and doors open at 8:00. Tickets are $18, available here.  Watch Pink’s video for the single “Only in My Dreams” below.

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Watch a video for “Only In My Dreams” from Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti (playing Union Transfer 9/15)

Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti has just released the first music video from their latest album, Mature Themes. Directed by Travis Peterson, the VHS-vibe music vid is awash in a heavy suffusion of late-80s SoCal kitsch (it’s a surprise that a young Christian Slater never boards through the frame), paired with the lo-fi Byrdsy sound that makes up the song itself. Pink’s homonymous bangs get heavy screentime, and the song and video together excel as a brief testament to the fleeting eclipses of young love. Below, watch Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti’s video for “Only In My Dreams.” Don’t miss Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti playing Union Transfer on Saturday, September 15th. Tickets are available here starting at $16.