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The Big Beat: April 21, 2014 [Playlist]

The Big Beat is Chicago Radio’s premiere program for modern sounds from artists both domestic and abroad. It’s the kind of music that flies just under the radar of the mainstream.

Hosted by XRT’s Marty Lennartz, tune in each week to hear “what’s next” in Chicago’s Finest Rock.

Pink Mountaintops is the brainchild of Stephen McBean of the Vancouver psych rock collective known as Black Mountain.

Side project, spin-off or revolving cast of likeminded characters, including J. Mascis and members of Dead Meadow, Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Fall and Cat Power, Pink Mountaintops will release Get Back on 4/29.

Whatever snappy rock critic identifier you want to use, the words “rock record” probably fits just as nicely.

The lead track is called “Ambulance City” and is this week’s Big Beat Song of The Week

THE BIG BEAT – 4/21/14
Pixies – Greens and Blues
Temples – Keep In The Dark
The GOASTT – Midnight Sun
The Skull Defekts – The Known Unknown
PINS – Girls Like Us
Dead Meadow – Crystal Ship
Twin Shadow – To The Top
Tobacco – Eruption

The Big Beat Song of The Week
Pink Mountaintops – Ambulance City

Kevin Drew – First In Line
Mac Demarco – Salad Days
Fear Of Men – Waterfall
Strand Of Oaks – Goshen ’97
Jessica Lea Mayfield – I Wanna Love You
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks – Little Fang
Trans Am – I’ll Never (Alternate Version)
Eno-Hyde – Daddy’s Car
Teen – Rose 4 U
Tycho – Awake
The Burning Of Rome – God of Small things
Drowners – Luv, Hold Me Down
Warpaint – Keep It Healthy

Everything Big Beat

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