Preview tonight’s all-new Indie Rock Hit Parade w/ No Age, Kissaway Trail and (and recap last week’s show)

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Willis Earl Beale
On tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade, we’ve got so much new music you might not even believe it. Lots of terrific albums that you simply must hear have come out in the past week, and we’ll dig into a bunch of them. Here are a few things you might hear in the mix tonight, starting at 10pm:

And here’s a Spotify recap of last week’s show, featuring new music from Man Man, Holy Ghost, Savages and more!

See you tonight for the Indie Rock Hit Parade at 10pm on XPN (and don’t forget to listen to Making Time RADio at 7 P.M. with Dave P)


Hear the latest Indie Rock Hit Parade! (and preview tonight’s all new show)

SavagesThe most recent episode of XPN’s Indie Rock Hit Parade was a clearinghouse of sorts. Many of the bands we heard are either brand new or just breaking out, like Belfast’s gloomy Girls Names and Chelsea Light Moving (the new project of Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore). There were some new local heroes, too: Waxahatchee and Bleeding Rainbow each got a moment in the spotlight.

Stream the songs from the latest Indie Rock Hit Parade below, and preview a few tracks from the next all-new episode, starting tonight at 10pm on WXPN!


Listen to the latest Indie Rock Hit Parade! (and preview tomorrow night’s all-new show)


Since the Final Fridays of each month are Land of the Lost territory on WXPN, the Indie Rock Hit Parade was presented in a compact, hour-long format this past week. Despite the time constraints, we still got to hear plenty of fresh tracks from Iggy & The Stooges, The History Of Apple PieAndrew Wyatt of Miike Snow and more! Stream a Spotify playlist of the show below!

And here are a few tracks you’re sure to hear on the next Indie Rock Hit Parade, tomorrow night at 10pm on WXPN!


Hear the most recent episode of the Indie Rock Hit Parade! (and preview tomorrow’s mini-show)


Another week, another new music-packed edition of the Indie Rock Hit Parade. This most recent episode featured scores of noteworthy acts, from UK rockers Yuck (who just lost their front-man to the allure of a solo career), to Philadelphia’s own Strand Of Oaks (who released an EP of early takes on tracks from Dark Shores).

Stream the songs from last week’s show below, and tune in tomorrow night (right after Land of the Lost with Robert Drake) for a compact version of the Indie Rock Hit Parade, starting at 11pm on XPN!

Bonus! Check out these tracks that I’ll premier tomorrow night!

The History Of Apple Pie – “Glitch”

Iggy & The Stooges – “Burn”


Listen to the most recent Indie Rock Hit Parade (and preview songs from tomorrow’s all new episode!)

Dungeonesse | Photo by Matt Yake

The all-new Indie Rock Hit Parade is going full steam, showcasing all that’s new and notable in the vast world of independent music. Even more boundless mayhem awaits, so gear up for tomorrow night’s edition by streaming tracks from last week’s show.

Plus, here are a few tracks you might just hear on the next show, kicking off at 10pm tomorrow night on XPN!

Eksi Ekso “Gold Cures”

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Four songs you might hear on the Indie Rock Hit Parade (returning to XPN on Friday night)

indiecoverSeveral years ago, there was a late-night show on XPN that showcased the best of the then-burgeoning indie rock revolution. That was the Indie Rock Hit Parade. I could not be more excited to bring back this classic XPN show for a new generation of indie rockers (‘indie generations’ operate kinda like ‘dog years’).

Join me tomorrow night starting at 10pm for a smattering of furiously independent music from all over the world. Most of what’s played on the Hit Parade is fresh out of the oven, but chances are you’ll recognize some familiar faces and voices in the mix. Here’s a little sampling of what you might hear:

Cayucas – “High School Lover”

Parquet Courts – “Borrowed Time”

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