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Internal World: New Cloud Nothings, Sneaks and Real Estate on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Cloud Nothings | Photo by Jesse Lirola, courtesy of the artist

Tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade has all the things you need for a late-night Friday experience: New tunes, occasional chatter, a well-read host. Most importantly, it has YOU tuning in at 11pm ET (right after Land of the Lost with Robert Drake) on XPN. In the mix tonight are new selections from dreamy guitar guys Real Estate, minimalist groover Sneaks and beloved pop army The New Pornographers. We’ve also got tracks from the newly released Cloud Nothings album, Life Without Sound, along with a look back at their recent live performance in our studio!

Preview some of those good things below…

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Dance ‘Apocalipstick’: New Cherry Glazerr, Foxygen and Dirty Projectors on the Indie Rock Hit Parade

Cherry Glazerr | Photo by Felisha Tolentino, courtesy of the artist

The Indie Rock Hit Parade is coming for YOU tonight at 11pm ET on XPN! Listen for a floor-to-ceiling spread of brand new tracks on tonight’s two-hour show. In the mix are new releases from Spoon, Dirty Projectors, Diet Cig and more, plus a DOUBLE ALBUM SPOTLIGHT on two new records that just came out today. We’ll hear from the explosive California trio Cherry Glazerr, and we’ll dig in to the string-swept new album from Foxygen. Check out a few of the new things below, won’t you?

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Batter Up: New Jagwar Ma, Foxygen & Mitski on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Jagwar Ma | Photo courtest of Shorefire Media

The Indie Rock Hit Parade is back tonight with things for you to enjoy and things for you to look forward to. Listen starting at 11pm ET on WXPN (and whaddya know, that’s right after What’s The Frequency??? with John Vettese! for a full two hour show that features the newly released second album from Australian rave-pop trio Jagwar Ma. Seeing how Jagwar Ma’s 2013 debut, Howlin’, was one of my favorite albums of that year (and continues to sound fresh), Every Now & Then is a much-welcome sequel. We’ll hear a few tracks from it on tonight’s IRHP Album Spotlight. Also in the mix tonight are new tracks from Nashville guitar army Diarrhea Planet and Cleveland’s premier bedroom pop project-turned-punk crew Cloud Nothings, who both recently recorded live sessions in our studio to be shared in the coming weeks! Be on the lookout, too, for new things from Foxygen, Mitski, Nicolas Jaar and more…

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Free At Noon Flashback: Foxygen brings down the house

Foxygen | Photo by Kelsey Stanger
Foxygen | Photo by Kelsey Stanger

Experimental San Francisco rockers Foxygen showed that they were a force to be reckoned with at today’s Free At Noon show. With a packed house, the group played with seemingly-endless energy throughout their set, featuring backup vocalists performing synchronized dances and lead singer Sam France thrashing about the stage to their loud, soulful sound. Continue reading →

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It’s Standing Room Only with Ty Segall, Foxygen and The Raveonettes on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Foxygen | Photo by Cara Robbins
Foxygen | Photo by Cara Robbins

Following a short, festival-related break, the Indie Rock Hit Parade returns to full power tonight at 10pm on XPN! There’s a little bit of catching up to do, as we’ve been inundated with new releases and teaser tracks from some of our favorite artists. Be sure to listen for a spotlight on the newly released album from The Raveonettes, as well as a few of these fresh tunes. Continue reading →

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Foxygen to release “rock and roll for the skull” on a new star powered collection of soft rock and psychedelic folk

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“Rock and roll for the skull” was a phrase Patti Smith used in a record review she wrote for Creem magazine in 1973 of Todd Rundgren’s A Wizard, A True Star. It’s also a phrase that Foxygen use to describe their new album, …And Star Power, a collection of 24 new songs being released on October 14th (Jagjaguwar). Continue reading →

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

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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.