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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Bad Case” by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real | Photo by Joey Martinez

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real have announced the release of its next new album, Turn Off The News (Build A Garden) on June 14th. Nelson and POTR’s new album features contributions from Neil Young, Margo Price, Kesha, Lucius, Shooter Jennings, Sheryl Crow, his father Willie, and more. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Wedding Bell Blues” by Morrissey ft. Billie Joe Armstrong

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Morrissey | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | joedeltufo.com

“Wedding Bell Blues” is a song written by Laura Nyro in 1966 and first recorded on her debut album of the same year, More Than A New Discovery. Three years after Nyro released the song, it was covered by the singing group The 5th Dimension, who had a number one hit with it.

Teaming up with Green Day’s Billy Joe Armstrong, Morrissey covers “Wedding Bell Blues” on his new collection of cover songs, California Son. Continue reading →

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XPN’s Gotta Hear Song of the Week: “Quatro Crazy” by Y La Bamba

Photo by Steffannie Walk | Courtesy of the artist

Y La Bamba is the musical nom de plume of Luz Elena Mendoza. Menodza formed the group in 2006 in Portland, Oregon, and created an eclectic mix of folk, ethereal pop, and traditional Latin music. The daughter of immigrants from Michoacan, Mexico, she’s worked with an evolving cast of players on her records, however at the heart of Y La Bamba is Mendoza’s musical vision. Continue reading →