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Preview tonight’s very special Indie Rock Hit Parade! (and recap last week’s ‘compact’ show)

Cub Sport | Photo by Liam Kidston
Cub Sport | Photo by Liam Kidston

Tonight, we’ve got perhaps the most exciting, action-packed edition of the Indie Rock Hit Parade in history! Tune in tonight starting at 10 p.m. (after the November edition of Making Time RADio with Dave P) for a full two-hour show that will include these special features and more:

Our very first Indie Rock Hit Parade Live Session with Aussie popsters Cub Sport!

Selections from Arcade Fire’s fantastic new album, Reflektor!

An Indie Rock salute to the late great Lou Reed, featuring Luna, Jonathan Richman and a rare pre-Velvet Underground recording from Lou himself!

And if that wasn’t enough, here are a few new songs you might just hear in the mix:

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Neil Halstead at World Cafe Live, Animal Collective at The Mann Center, Nick Waterhouse at Johnny Brenda’s, Polica at Union Transfer, Ben Harper at The Merriam Theater

British singer-songwriter Neil Halstead will be at World Cafe Live tonight.  A founding member of indie-folk group Mojave 3 and shoegazers Slowdive, Halstead has spent the last ten years building a solo career and released his latest record, Palindrome Hunches, in September.   Also playing tonight are Jim Hanft with Samantha Yonack.  Tickets are $15 at the World Cafe Live website; doors open at 6:00 p.m. with music beginning at 7:30 p.m. Watch Neil perform “Tied to You” off of Palindrome Hunches below.

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Download a tour-only EP from Neil Halstead (playing World Cafe Live in October)

Eclectic English songwriter Neil Halstead released his latest solo record, Palindrome Hunches, this week on Brushfire Records. The former frontman of dreampop outfit Slowdive and country-folk group Mojave 3 is on the road in support of it this autumn, and with him is a tour-exclusive EP – which you can check out and download for free from the player at your right. It contains two songs from the album, and two exclusives; the track listing is below. Halstead comes to World Cafe Live in Philadelphiaon Wednesday, October 3.Palindrome Hunches / Tour EP
1. Yer Feet
2. Wittgensten’s Arm
3. Alison
4. Tied to You
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Watch Neil Halstead perform a new song, “Spin the Bottle” (playing World Cafe Live on Oct. 3)

Enchanting English songwriter Neil Halstead – the guy behind 90s dreampop favorites Slowdive, country-tinged aughts outfit Mojave 3, and the solo album Sleeping on Roads, one of the most criminally overlooked records of the past ten years – is returning to Philadelphia this fall. He’ll play World Cafe Live on Oct. 3, the perfect time of year for his music’s autumnal vibes. The show is in support of his third solo record, Palindrome Hunches, due out on Brushfire Records on Sept. 11. Tickets for the all-ages show go on sale this Friday Aug. 10 at noon. Halstead recently premiered a track from the new album called “Spin The Bottle” in an acoustic video; check it out below.

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My Morning Download: “Full Moon Rising” by Neil Halstead


Singer-songwriter Neil Halstead releases his new solo album Palindrome Hunches on Brushfire Records on September 11th. Halstead is the former lead singer in the shoegaze band Slowdive and continues to perform with Rachel Goswell in Mojave 3. Halstead’s acoustic based songs are moody, spellbinding and pensive as the first song from his forthcoming album nicely exemplifies. Below, download “Full Moon Rising.”

Support for My Morning Download, from Flying Fish Brewing Company