Music Discovery

Arcade Fire perform live on stage on day 3 of the Isle of Wight Festival 2017

Arcade Fire, Tim Burton, and Disney.

This week's show takes us across a pretty wide (and wild!) sonic landscape. Arcade Fire covers " Baby Mine " for the soundtrack to Tim Burton's remake of the Disney classic Dumbo . Local Natives has a familiar sound on their newest andd The Head & The Heart wanted to surprise us with a brand...
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What Have The Black Keys Been Doing?

The Black Keys are back and "Hi/Lo " is well worth the wait and XRT listeners were among the first in the music-loving universe to hear it! Maggie Rogers put out on of the finest debut albums in years and I love sharing more of it with you. I played "Burning" from Heard It In A Past Life . Can't...
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May 5, 2017; West Palm Beach, FL, USA; Tom Petty performs at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre. Mandatory Credit: Ron Elkman/USA TODAY NETWORK

What Did Ryan Arnold Think He'd Never Say On The Radio Again?

"'Here's the latest from Tom Petty on WXRT,'" something I never ever thought I'd ever say again." I said that last year when I first played "Keep A Little Soul" from the An American Treasure box set. Well, T he Best Of Everything - The Definitive Career Spanning Hits Collection is due next Friday...
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New Noise At Nine

Forget Flowers and Chocolate! A Dozen (plus 2) New Songs

Happy Overpriced Crummy Choclate and Roses Day! I aimed to make this week’s show live up to The Best of New Music Thursday by jamming as much music into one hour as physics, space, and time would allow. Two highlights from this week’s show - Jade Bird “I Get No Joy” ( Jade Bird is playing with...
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Ryan Adams Tests Limits, Andrew Bird Whistles Back.

Keeping Ryan Adams ' latest song G-Rated (the actual title includes 1 of the 7 words you can't say on the radio!) as XRT listeners are among the first to hear "The Rain" . Other highlights of this week's show include Andrew Bird , Jenny Lewis , and one of my favorite songs of 2019 so far - Glen...
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Matt Shultz of Cage the Elephant performs during the Riptide Music Festival

Hot New Music On A Cold Night

Cage The Elephant dropped a brand new song this morning and XRT listeners are among the very first people in the music loving universe to hear it on the radio. I'm as excited this week to play new Vampire Weekend as I was last week when it debuted! "Harmony Hall" is a must-have on your "Can't Wait...
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Glen Hansard

Vampire Weekend Harmonizes, Glen Hansard Gets Dark

Vampire Weekend played a "no cell phone allowed" Lollapalooza aftershow last summer where they debuted new music. "Harmony Hall" seemed like a great song to start off with. Two songs featuring Danger Mouse get some play on this week's show - a collaboration with Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeah's and the...
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Brendan Benson, left, and Jack White of The Raconteurs perform at the Fillmore in Detroit

The Raconteurs Light Up 2019's First New Noise at Nine

The first New Noise at Nine of 2019 is a very full hour of the best of New Music Thursday! We've been collecting a load of new music over the last month - The Raconteurs , Tedeschi Trucks Band , Sharon Van Etten , Guster and more. We listened to 'em all! Check out this week's playlist below. Thanks...
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2018 Goes Out With A Bang On The Final New Noise At Nine Of The Year

Tonight is the final New Noise at Nine of 2018. What a year we've had! Vote on the best song, best new artist, and more in the 2018 XRT Listener Poll and watch the results in a live webcast from City Winery on January 22nd. Highlights of the show include Sunflower Bean , Broken Bells , The...
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Jeff Tweedy of Wilco

Jeff Tweedy gets personal on New Noise.

It’s good to be back on the radio playing the best of New Music Thursday after taking Thanksgiving off! The records piled up while we were away which made for a very full - and very excellent - New Noise at Nine . Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy releases his second solo album tomorrow called Warm . Elle King...
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