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Everybody Works: Jay Som plays LIVE, new Future Islands, Diet Cig and The New Pornographers on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Jay Som | Photo by Cara Robbins, courtesy of the artist

Tonight, the Indie Rock Hit Parade comes to you packed to the ceiling with special stuff for you to enjoy. Listen at 11pm ET tonight on XPN for a full two-hour show that features, right off the bat, a brand new IRHP Live Session with Jay Som! The vehicle for California musician Melina Duterte, the full-band version of Jay Som visited our studio last Friday before their show at Boot & Saddle with The Courtneys. Hear the band play songs from their much-lauded new album, Everybody Works, in the first hour of today’s show.

Also, since this week is such a massive one for new albums, we’ll spotlight a few notable releases in the second hour of tonight’s show. Namely, we’ll dig into the much-anticipated return of Future Islands, the full-length debut from NY punk duo Diet Cig and the latest from perennial favorites The New Pornographers. Preview some of the new tracks below…

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Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session: Dude York

Dude York | Photo by Tiana Timmerberg for WXPN

Our latest Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session is with the Seattle trio Dude York! Gradually formed out of a lo-fi side project, Dude York released their second full-length, Sincerely, earlier this year on Hardly Art. The band’s penchant for hooky power pop is melded (and melted) with a veritable army of distortion pedals. The result is a sweet-and-sour approach to breakups, breakdowns and celebrating your own damn self.

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Sincerely: Dude York plays LIVE plus new Sneaks, Diet Cig & She-Devils on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Dude York | Photo by Sam Gehrke, courtesy of the artist

The Indie Rock Hit Parade is coming right at you tonight, since it’s Friday and 11pm will eventually roll around. Listen at that very time on WXPN for a full two-hour show that will, among other astounding things, feature a brand new live session with the Seattle trio Dude York! The band recently came through town to play a show at Ortlieb’s in support of their new album, Sincerely. They dropped by our studios to cut some tracks live, and we’ll hear the explosively fun performances in the first hour of tonight’s Hit Parade. Also be on the lookout for an Album Spotlight on It’s A Myth, the Merge Records debut from DC minimalist pop artist Sneaks (who was just in Philly herself). We’ve also got new tracks from Diet Cig, Spiral Stairs and She-Devils in the mix, so stay alert! Preview some of the new songs below…

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