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THE BIG BEAT Playlist - 1/21/19

Brand new ones from Cherry Glazerr, Steve Gunn, James Blake, Priests, and more await.
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THE BIG BEAT Playlist - 1/14/19

Cure the winter blues with scorching new tracks from Nick Waterhouse, Georgia, Grimes, and more.
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THE BIG BEAT Playlist - 1/7/19

Our first show of 2019. It's great to be back.
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THE BIG BEAT Playlist: The Best of 2018 - 12/17/18

The title says it all. We close out the year with 26 tracks that ruled the show in 2018.
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THE BIG BEAT Playlist: The Second Best of 2018 - 12/10/18

It began back in 2015, when I figured that there was no way to get the best tracks of the year into one show. We now do it over the course of two shows, and tonight is the beginning of our look back at the best of 2018.
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THE BIG BEAT Playlist - 12/3/18

The last "regular" show of the year highlights the latest and greatest from Deerhunter, Toro y Moi, Grapetooth, Lana Del Rey, and a bunch more.
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THE BIG BEAT Playlist - 11/26/18

Some of the debuts this week include a 10-minute single that Lana Del Rey released despite her managers' pleas for a simple, 3-minute pop song, a B-side from Beach House, and a track from a band that most everyone can agree on, Bad Religion. And don't forget, the year-end, best-of shows will be...
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THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Sufjan Stevens - "Lonely Man of Winter (Doveman Mix)"

No better way to kick off the holiday season than with new music from Sufjan!
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THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Varsity - "The Dogs Only Listen to Him"

If you need to freshen up your playlists, here are 24 scorching-hot new ones for you to dig into.
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THE BIG BEAT Song of the Week: Grapetooth - "Blood"

They enjoy red wine and synthy pop tunes.
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