Preview tonight’s all-new Indie Rock Hit Parade! (and listen back to the most recent episode)


The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns from its holiday tonight at 10pm on WXPN! We might have taken the week off to enjoy this year’s XPoNential Music Festival, but the wheels of the music world kept a-turning, leaving us with lots of great new tracks to premier tonight. Check out a few of the songs you might hear in the mix tonight:

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Jonathan Rado of Foxygen releases second single, “Hand In Mine” from debut solo project (Foxygen playing Union Transfer 10/4)

jonradoJonathan Rado, one half of critically-acclaimed duo Foxygen, announced last month that he is releasing his first solo record, Law and Order, in the fall. Today he’s premiered the second single from that LP, called “Hand In Mine.” Keeping consistent with Rado’s previous work, in and out of Foxygen, the song has a delightful sense of nostalgia to it, and along with the previously-released single “Faces”, promises a strong showing on his solo debut. For anyone worried that Rado’s solo-endeavor means the end of Foxygen, fear not (at least not yet): they’ll be heading back out on tour this fall, and will be coming to Philly on October 4th for a show at Union Transfer. Find tickets and info here, and listen to “Hand In Mine” below via Soundcloud.

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WXPN Welcomes the Foxygen’s not breaking up! Fall tour to Union Transfer 10/4

Photo by Angel Ceballos
Photo by Angel Ceballos

Despite the fact that Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado is releasing a solo album in early September, the poppy psychedelic rock outfit is still continuing to tour this fall. Foxygen will be performing an early show at Union Transfer on Friday, October 4th, in support of their current release, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic. Below, check out their latest music video for “No Destruction,” a very Bob Dylan-influenced track. Go here for tickets and more information.

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Are Foxygen breaking up? Listen to a new song from Jonathan Rado’s solo album (Foxygen playing Firefly 6/21)

jonrado We’re certain that news of a solo record by Jonathan Rado of Foxygen will stir up the blogosphere with plenty of breakup rumour news. That being said, the band continues to tour (they play the Firefly Music Festival on June 21st), and no “breakup” news has been reported by the Foxygen camp. Rado is releasing a solo record, Law and Order, on Woodsist on September 3. Below, listen to “Faces” from Rado’s forthcoming album.

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WXPN to broadcast and webcast Non-COMMvention performances featuring Tom Jones, Tom Tom Club, Foxygen, Kurt Vile, Wild Belle, Laura Mvula and more

This Wednesday, May 15 through Friday night May 17, the 13th annual Non-COMM industry and music conference is being hosted at WXPN. Many of the bands performing over the three days will be broadcast and webcast on XPN. Below is the schedule (subject to change).

Wednesday, May 15
7 – 7:25 p.m. Gabriel Kelley
7:30 – 8:10 p.m. Steve Martin & Edie Brickell (video webcast)
8:10 – 8:35 p.m. John Murry
8:40 – 9:20 p.m. Tom Tom Club (video webcast)
9:25 – 9:55 p.m. Kurt Vile
10:00 – 10 :45 p.m. Phoenix (Phoenix will NOT be broadcasted live)
10:50 – 11:20 p.m. Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside

Thursday, May 16
12:00 p.m. – A Special Mississippi Blues Project Free At Noon 12 featuring
the Homemade Jamz Blues Band and Super Chikan and The Fighting Cocks (video webcast)

7 – 7:20 p.m. Mount Moriah
7:25 – 7:55 p.m. Mavis Staples (video webcast)
8 – 8:20 p.m. Wild Belle
8:25 – 9:05 p.m. Tom Jones (video webcast)
9:10 – 9:40 p.m. The Last Bison
9:45 – 10:15 p.m. José James
10:20 – 10:55 p.m. David Wax Museum
11 – 11:45 p.m. Robert Randolph
11:50 -12:20 a.m. Foxygen

Friday, May 17
12 – 1:00 p.m. Free At Noon Concert: The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Bobby Long

7 – 7:25 p.m. Wild Feathers
7:30 -8 p.m. Laura Mvula
8:05 – 8:35 p.m. The Lone Bellow
8:40 – 9:10 p.m. Free Energy
9:15 – 9:45 p.m. Kopecky Family Band
9:50 – 10:30 p.m. The Olms featuring Pete Yorn
10:35 – 11:05 p.m. Marie Miller
11:10 – 12:00 a.m. The Relatives

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Watch a new video from Foxygen, “No Destruction” (playing XPN’s Non-COMMvention next week and Firefly Music Festival in June)

Photo by Angel Ceballos
Photo by Angel Ceballos
Foxygen has released a new video for “No Destruction” from the band’s recent album, We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic. Next week the band will be playing a set at WXPN’s Non-COMMvention on Thursday night, May 16th and will be at Firefly Music Festival June 21-23.