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Fools Gold: Bleached, Black Mountain & Operators on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Bleached | Photo by Nicole Anne Robbins, courtesy of the artist
Bleached | Photo by Nicole Anne Robbins, courtesy of the artist

Don’t be some kind of April Fool: Listen to the Indie Rock Hit Parade, tonight at 11pm ET on WXPN! You might have noticed that something like a metric TON of new albums came out today. We’ll throw the spotlight on not one but TWO new releases: Welcome The Worms by L.A. garage-punks Bleached and IV by Vancouver’s riff-monsters Black Mountain. As if that weren’t enough for you (which it isn’t, let’s be honest), we’ll hear new tracks from Yeasayer, Operators, Car Seat Headrest and more! Check out a few of the things you’ll hear in the mix below…

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Times To Die: Car Seat Headrest playing Underground Arts in May

Car Seat Headrest
Car Seat Headrest | Photo courtesy of the artist

This Just In: Will Toledo’s indie rock fever dream Car Seat Headrest will be bringing their new album Teens Of Denial to Underground Arts just two days after the album’s release on May 22nd.

Toledo released his first album on Matador last year (the uncontrollable Teens Of Style) and its sister album and first of all new material will be out May 20th. He previously shared two singles from Denial, the sporadic “Vincent” and the plaintive “Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales.” Continue reading →

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Sugarblast: Celebrate Shoegaze on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Curve | Photo courtesy of the artist
Curve | Photo courtesy of the artist

Tonight at 11pm ET on WXPN, the Indie Rock Hit Parade celebrates “The Scene That Celebrates Itself.” To commemorate the release of the new 5-CD box set Still in a Dream: A Story of Shoegaze 1988-1995, the entire 11pm hour of the Hit Parade will be devoted to SHOEGAZE! For those that aren’t so familiar, we’ll hear from a few of the genre’s luminaries, plus some deeper cuts for those of you who are already well acquainted. Stick around for loads of new music in the midnight hour, including a spotlight on the latest and greatest album from Jack Tatum a.k.a. Wild Nothing! Plus a few of these tracks might show up in the mix:

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Noise Machine: Watch Car Seat Headrest’s new video for “Vincent” from upcoming Teens Of Denial album

Car Seat Headrest | photo courtesy of the artist
Car Seat Headrest | photo courtesy of the artist

Will Toledo’s Car Seat Headrest made a huge splash last year with their debut with Matador Records, Teens Of Style. After releasing several albums to Bandcamp over the past couple of years, the band has not stopped with its proficiency and work ethic and already have another record ready for us. Continue reading →

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Worm City: Sun Club LIVE, new King Gizzard & Mount Moriah on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Sun Club | Photo by Andrew Piccone
Sun Club | Photo by Andrew Piccone

You’re in for a real treat on tonight’s Indie Rock Hit Parade! Tune in to WXPN at 11pm ET (or better yet, stay tuned after What’s The Frequency??? with John Vettese) for a full two-hour show that’s jam-packed with special somethings. First up, it’s a live session with Baltimore’s Sun Club. The five-piece just released their debut album, The Dongo Durango, and joins us to play some of the new songs live in our studio. We’ll also spotlight the new album from the prolific Australian psych-pop collective King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard. All that plus a few of these in the mix:

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Teen of Style: Car Seat Headrest, Sun Club and Made Of Oak on the Indie Rock Hit Parade

Car Seat Headrest | Photo by Chona Kasinger
Car Seat Headrest | Photo by Chona Kasinger

The Indie Rock Hit Parade is back to its old tricks tonight starting at 11pm ET on WXPN! Tune in for a full two-hour mix that’s sure to feature, among other things, a spotlight on the new album from Will Toledo a.k.a. Car Seat Headrest. You’ll also hear a few of these fresh new tracks in the mix, so be on your toes:

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Night School: Neon Indian, Beach House and (most of) The Walkmen on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

Neon Indian | Photo by Ben Rayner
Neon Indian | Photo by Ben Rayner

You know what time of the week it is, so I’ll cut right to the chase. Tune in at 11pm ET for an all-new Indie Rock Hit Parade on XPN! Tonight we’ll spotlight VEGA INTL. Night School, the groovy new album from Alan Palomo aka Neon Indian. Plus we’ll hear a song from Beach House‘s new album, Thank Your Lucky Stars, their second LP of 2015. Don’t forget to be on the lookout for these tracks in the mix as well:

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In A Sling: Destroyer, Neon Indian and Real Estate’s Martin Courtney on the Indie Rock Hit Parade!

The Indie Rock Hit Parade is here to help kick off the Labor Day weekend! Make sure you’re tuned in to XPN at 11pm tonight, because you won’t want to miss the full two-hour spectacular. We’ve got a new LP from New Pornographer Dan Bejar’s long-running solo project, Destroyer, and we’ll dig deep into Poison Season. There are a bunch of new singles to share as well, so be on the lookout for a few of the following:

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