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Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session: Dodos

Dodos | Photo by Kelsey Stanger
Dodos | Photo by Kelsey Stanger

Our latest Indie Rock Hit Parade live session is with a band that has visited our studios several times since forming ten years ago. The Dodos are singer/guitarist Meric Long and drummer Logan Kroeber, and this year they released their sixth full-length album, Individ. Though they’ve been reliable mainstays of the San Francisco scene for a decade, the Dodos’ are hardly comfortable resting on past success. Though they’ve tried adding layers (and players) to their sound, the core duo of Long and Kroeber proves to be the band’s most powerful asset. Joined this time around by sound engineer Ian Pellecchi and his tasteful sampler manipulations, the Dodos sound reinvigorated in this sprawling live set. Continue reading →

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An outpour of drums and words: A preview of tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade with the Dodos and Courtney Barnett

Dodos | Photo by Chloe Aftel
Dodos | Photo by Chloe Aftel

We’re back for another Indie Rock Hit Parade tonight at 11pm on WXPN! This week’s show is full of old friends and new ones. Don’t miss our brand new session with the venerable San Francisco duo the Dodos. They’ll play songs from their latest album, Individ, live in our studio.

And if you’ve somehow waited this long to listen to Courtney Barnett‘s debut album, Sometimes I Sit And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit, then you’re in luck. We’ll play a few songs from Courtney on our Weekly Album Spotlight.

Tune in for these new tracks, too:
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An upheaval of new music from Thee Oh Sees, Django Django and Jack Ladder on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Thee Oh Sees | Image courtesy of the artist
Thee Oh Sees | Image courtesy of the artist

The Indie Rock Hit Parade offers up a non-stop cavalcade of new music tonight on XPN! Tune in at 11pm for, among other things, a spotlight on the new album from Australian synth-rockers Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders (highly recommended if you dig Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, btw). We’ll also premier several new tracks, including these:

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New music alert: Will Butler, Tame Impala, METZ and more on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Will Butler | Image courtesy of the artist
Will Butler | Image courtesy of the artist

The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns tonight with a smattering of brand new tracks for your ears and brain. Tune in to XPN starting at 11pm for a full two-hour show featuring, among other things, a spotlight on the solo debut from Arcade Fire’s Will Butler. We’ll also hear some of these smashing new tracks in the mix:

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Hear Broncho play live, spotlight on of Montreal and more on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Broncho | Photo by Courtney Lee Yip
Broncho | Photo by Courtney Lee Yip

The Indie Rock Hit Parade returns from a brief break tonight at 11pm on XPN! We’ll make up for lost time in a big way, starting off with a new Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session featuring Oklahoma rockers Broncho! We’ll hear live performances of songs from the band’s latest album, Just Enough Hip To Be Woman. We’ll also spotlight the newest album from long-running indie favorites of Montreal, and we’ll hear a few of these new tracks in the mix:

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Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session: Shilpa Ray

Shilpa Ray | Photo by Eric Schuman
Shilpa Ray | Photo by Eric Schuman

Our latest Indie Rock Hit Parade session is with an old friend who continues to blow us away. Shilpa Ray has toured and performed with the likes of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Man Man, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Nicole Atkins, but it’s when she’s leading the pack that the claws come out. During a brief tour to test out new material, Shilpa and her band (bassist/guitarist Jon “Catfish” DeLorme, drummer Russ Lemkin and guitarist Alistair Paxton) came to our studio to commit these latest creations to tape. Continue reading →

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Meet Shilpa Ray, Sonny & The Sunsets and Jack Ladder on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Shilpa Ray | Photo by Erbu Yildiz
Shilpa Ray | Photo by Erbu Yildiz

It’s a very special Indie Rock Hit Parade that’s coming your way at 11pm tonight on WXPN! Listen for our newest Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session, featuring an exclusive performance of all new songs from Shilpa Ray! The Brooklyn-based singer will preview tracks from her upcoming album in an explosive live set. We’ll also spotlight the new album from San Francisco’s Sonny & The Sunsets, and hear a few of these brand new tracks in the mix:

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Fall for Father John Misty, of Montreal & Hot Chip on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Father John Misty | Photo by Emma Elizabeth Tillman
Father John Misty | Photo by Emma Elizabeth Tillman

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the Indie Rock Hit Parade is back to fill your head with love. Tune in to WXPN at 11pm tonight for, among other things, a spotlight on the acclaimed new album from Father John Misty, I Love You, Honeybear. We’ll also hear a few of these heart-shaped tracks in the mix:

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