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New Noise At Nine

John Lennon-Inspired Song by Robbie Robertson, Glen Hansard

Video of Let Love Reign Two generations of favorite XRT artists teamed up for a John Lennon inspired song called “ Let Love Reign. ” Robbie Robertson , guitarist for The Band and who shared songwriting duties with the late, great Levon Helm , got help from Glen Hansard . Also dug into new Death Cab...
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Hear More From The New Pornographers

Video of The New Pornographers - Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile I caught up with XRT listeners last week who told me how much they like The New Pornographers new song "Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile." I can't say I disagree with them and started this week's show with that very song...
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The Lumineers

Another Chapter From The Lumineers New Album

Video of The Lumineers - Life In The City Each song from The Lumineers upcoming album III is a chapter of a novella. I can't wait to hear the whole story when the album comes out next month! Pixies ' latest is a throwback to their sound we fell in love with in the late 80's early 90's. Joseph "...
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The New Pornographers Announce New Tour, Tease New Song

The 2 years since The New Pornographers released Whiteout Conditions have been a hive of activity for every member of the band. Get tickets here for their gig at The Vic Theatre on October 2. “Falling Down The Stairs Of Your Smile” is a great start to the show! More and more from Of Monsters And...
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New Noise At Nine

Listen to the song that blew out Ryan Arnold's car speakers.

Seratones buck the Louisiana sound sterotype with raging guitars and a screamin', rockin' sound. I started the show with " Gotta Get To Know You. "
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Hear a Brand New Song from Whitney, "Valleys (My Love)"

Still reeling from their performance at Pitchfork Music Festival last weekend, and ahead of the release of their forthcoming album Forever Turned Around, Chicago locals Whitney have shared the new song "Valleys (My Love)." The band's sophomore album is due out August 30th via Secretly Canadian, and...
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Hear The Avett Brothers new song "High Steppin'"

Video of The Avett Brothers - High Steppin' The Avett Brothers are adding some new sounds to their new music - still the sing-songy, stomp and holler we love with an added touch of electronics. I wanted to start the show with their song “ High Steppin’ ” so you'd hear exactly what they've...
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No Shock With New Liam Gallagher Song

For as long as Liam Gallagher has made music he has released just two solo recordings. Why Me? Why Not is due in September and “ Shockwave ” is a great introduction to what will surely be an excellent album of 2019. Spoon returns on the eve of Lollapalooza - July 31 - with Beck, Cage The Elephant...
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PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 02: (Sandy) Alex G (L) performs onstage during the 2017 Budweiser Made in America festival - Day 1 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 2, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for Anheuser-

(Sandy) Alex G Releases New Song "Gretel"

(Sandy) Alex G has announced a new album, House of Sugar , due out Septmber 13th. The album follows the Philadelphia musician's excellent 2017 release Rocket , and he's just released the first single titled "Gretel." Check out the video for "Gretel" directed by Zev Magasis below. You can preorder...
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Vampire Weekend

Father's Day With Vampire Weekend "Father Of The Bride" Tour

There are few new albums which have been so eagerly anticipated as Vampire Weekend Father Of The Bride . Since they first teased new songs at their Lollapalooza aftershow quite a few XRT listeners (this one included!) couldn't wait to hear the album. " This Life " started this week's show. Vampire...
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