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On February 5th, Dr. Dog’s are releasing their ninth album, The Psychedelic Swamp. Many of the songs on the album were among the first ever written together by Scott McMicken and Toby Leaman, songs that led to the band’s ground breaking collaboration with Pig Iron Theatre Company last September. Continue reading →
2015 was a year filled with lots of great new musical discoveries, and WXPN’s Gotta Hear Song of The Week introduced us to musicians like Leon Bridges, Natalie Prass, Brazilian psychedelic rockers Boogarins, Britney Howard of the Alabama Shakes’ side project, Thunderbitch, blues rockers Songhoy Blues from Mali, a hot reggae jam from The Frighnrs, and new songs by Adele, El Vy, and others. Continue reading →
This week WXPN is putting the spotlight on The Ties That Bind: The River Collection, a collection of recordings from The Boss’s ‘The River‘ era. The River was Springsteen’s and the E Street Band’s double album opus that followed 1978′s Darkness On The Edge of Town.
The Ties That Bind: The River Collection features 52 songs on 4 CDs with previously unreleased material, and 4 hours of never-before-seen video on 3 DVDs. The collection also include “The Ties That Bind,” on one DVD, 60-minute documentary that features an interview with Springsteen reflecting on the time when wrote and and recorded The River. Additionally, the collection includes a show recorded in Tempe, Arizona from 1980,” and 1980 River Tour rehearsals held in Lititz, PA. Continue reading →
London based Benjamin Clementine is a pianist, singer and songwriter who recently won the prestigious Mercury Prize, an award given to an artist for the best album of the year in the UK and Ireland. Other nominees this year for the Album of the Year honor included Aphex Twin, Wolf Alice, Ghostpoet, Florence and the Machine, SOAK, and others, including the favorite of the lot, Jamie xx. Continue reading →