XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Burn The Witch” by Radiohead

Radiohead | photos by Alex Lake | courtesy of the artist

A little more than a week ago, Radiohead rid their social media channels – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram – of all their past tweets, photos, and status update, and went completely blank. It was a social move that sent fans and the interweb into a frenzy, a signal that “something was happening,” in Radioheadland. Continue reading →


XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Fallin’ Rain” by Karl Blau

Karl Blau

Country-soul singer-songwriter Karl Blau. a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and DIY-er from Anacortes, Washington. He has released more than 40 records in 20 or so years, many self-released in handmade packaging and mailed to subscribers, and others on iconic indie Northwest record labels like K and KNW-YR-OWN label. Blau has also toured solo and recorded for years with Laura Veirs and other bands. Continue reading →


XPN’s Gotta Hear Songs of the Week: The War On Drugs, Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis cover the Grateful Dead

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The War on Drugs | Photo by Kate McCann for WXPN

A highly anticipated collection of covers of Grateful Dead songs, Day Of The Dead, is being released on May 20th. Curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, the all-star collection features 59 songs, with contributions by The Lone Bellow, Jim James, Wilco, the Flaming Lips, Mumford and Sons, Kurt Vile, Lucius, Lucinda Williams, Bela Fleck and many others. Continue reading →