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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New Sound of The Strumbellas On New Noise

We're winding down the year with the final two New Noise at Nines...err, New Noises at Nine...err The Best Of New Music Thursday . The Strumbellas are back with a completely different sound than when we first heard them. Alice Merton has a sneak listen to her new song "Funny Business" and Wilco’s...
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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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Hear Bob Mould Roar Back with A New Song

Bob Mould is back with a new song, a new album, and a new tour that'll spend a couple'a days rockin' Metro Chicago on February 22 and 23. I couldn't wait to start the show with his ripper " Sunshine Rock. " Video of Bob Mould "Sunshine Rock" We've been listening to Nathaniel...
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New Noise At Nine

Thom Yorke scores remake of cult-classic horror flim

Add "original film score" to the long list of accomplishments of Radiohead's Thom Yorke. He scored a remake of the 70's cult horror flick Suspirium and it sounds cool. Very Thom Yorke-ish (if that's can be used as an adjective). John Hiatt has an unmistakable voice to compliment his unmistakable...
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Eric Clapton: 50 years of making friends

Eric Clapton was bound to pick up some musician friends throughout his decades-long sonic journey. Some of whom he created music with and others he covered their music and made his own. His musical friends span as many genres and styles as they do eras and ages. When Clapton joined John Mayall...
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