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Death Song: The Black Angels LIVE, new Girlpool, Big Thief and LCD Soundsystem on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

The Black Angels | Photo by Alexandra Valenti, courtesy of the artist

The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns tonight with what is by far our spoooookiest live session yet! Listen starting at 11pm ET on WXPN (that’s right after What’s The Frequency??? with John Vettese, you know) for a full two-hour show that’ll feature an in-studio performance from Austin psychedelic masters The Black Angels. The group just released a new album, Death Song, and stopped by to play some of the new tracks in a special, semi-acoustic set. It’s a session that’s not to be missed! Also be on the lookout for a spotlight on Powerplant, the second album from the (former) Philly (former) duo Girlpool. And we’ll do a little survey of bands who’ll be coming through town between now and our next show. You’ll just have to listen to hear those! Or you could preview some of them below…

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Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session: Froth

Join us for our latest Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session is the Los Angeles band Froth. Formed in 2012 by singer/guitarist JooJoo Ashworth, Froth recently released their third full-length (and first for Wichita Recordings), Outside (briefly), in February. Joined by guitarist Nick Ventura, bassist Jeremy Katz and drummer Cameron Allen, Ashworth crafts ethereal pop songs with a ferocious wall-of-noise bite. Froth performs a selection of songs from Outside (briefly) in this session…

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Soft Sounds: Froth LIVE, new LCD Soundsystem, Japanese Breakfast & Perfume Genius on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Froth | Photo by Jeff Fribourg, courtesy of the artist

Each week, the Indie Rock Hit Parade is allotted a mere two hours to fill your brain with new and exciting sounds. While that might seem like a short amount of time, a lot is accomplished in that span. For example, on tonight’s show (starting at 11pm ET on WXPN, shortly after Making Time RADio with Dave P), we’ll hear a new studio session, the grand return of a beloved band, and a few spotlights on newly released albums. First up, the live session: Los Angeles dream poppers Froth recently came through our studio to perform songs from their new album, Outside (briefly). If you dig walls of guitars mixed with ear-popping melodies, don’t miss this live set. Perhaps the biggest news in the music world is the resurrection of LCD Soundsystem. We’ll hear both sides of their comeback single in the mix tonight. And what would an IRHP be without an Album Spotlight or three? So much new stuff came out this week, we’ll dig into new records by Perfume Genius, Cayetana and The Black Lips in the second hour of tonight’s show. Preview a few of the new things below…

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It’s the Indie Rock Hit Parade ‘Night of Far Too Many New Albums!’

The Courtneys | Photo by Andrew Volk, courtesy of the artist

If you have spent any time in a record store this week (or this month, for that matter), you might have noticed that there are far too many new albums out now. On tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade, we’ll do our darndest to find the best of the best of these overabundant new releases. Listen at 11pm ET on XPN (that’s right after Land of the Lost with Robert Drake, you know) as the Indie Rock Hit Parade presents ‘Night of Far Too Many New Albums!” Preview some of the new tracks from The Courtneys, Froth and NE-HI below…

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