Bob Mould-Hold On

Bob Mould

With a career spanning more than three and a half decades, Bob Mould is still going strong. From his early career with Hüsker Dü to his band Sugar and throughout his solo career, he has created incredibly powerful music. His latest album”Patch The Sky” is considered by many to be his best effort yet, and likely to appear in many “Best of 2016” album lists. Just one of the many personal tunes from the album is “Hold On“. Grab it now as WFPK’s Download of the Week.

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Karl Blau – Fallin’ Rain

Karl Blau

On ‘Introducing Karl Blau’, the enigmatic vocalist charts a new vision of country music. A Northwest indie hero, Karl Blau channels darkness and hope in a cinematic collection of Nashville country hits from the ’60s and ’70s. Produced by Tucker Martine, the record features performances by Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Laura Veirs, Jon Hyde, Eli Moore (Lake), Steve Moore (Earth, SunnO)))), among others. Fallin’ Rain is the first single from the album. Check out the video and stream the tune!

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Sunflower Bean-Easier Said

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Since their formation in 2013, New York trio Sunflower Bean has made waves coast to coast. Julia Cumming (vox/bass), Nick Kivlen (vox/guitar), and Jacob Faber (drums), draw from a wealth of rugged lo-fi sounds, adapting the heroic charisma of Velvet Underground’s psychedelia and Black Sabbath’s dark rock to fit their own generation’s drowsy ethos. ‘Easier Said’ is the latest single and video taken from their latest album ‘Human Ceremony’. Sunflower Bean will be appearing at Zanzabar on June 11.

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Album Stream: Adia Victoria – Beyond The Bloodhounds

Adia

Nashville-based artist Adia Victoria is establishing a fresh reference point on the musical landscape. From blood-born howls to idiosyncratic phrasing, she is the big red dot saying You Are Here.  She travels the lands of rock, Afro-punk, and country, squarely situated in the continent of the Blues. Adia Victoria is excited to announce that her debut album  ‘Beyond The Bloodhounds’ will be released on May 13 via her new label Canvasback Music. WFPK is pleased to be able to let you stream the album early!

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Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison Guest DJ Playlist

Scott Hutchison

Frightened Rabbit front-man and songwriter Scott Hutchison knows a thing or two about great songs and songwriting. The band’s latest album ‘Painting Of A Panic Attack‘ is proof of that. In anticipation of Frightened Rabbit’s upcoming Louisville appearance May 3rd at Headliners, we asked Scott to share with us a few of his favorite songs, and what it is about them that speaks to him. Check out his very special guest DJ playlist:

Nada Surf-Love and Anger                                                                                              

This is an amazing cover of the Kate Bush song. It reminds me of warm Californian drives, making the occasional escape from the city and the excitement at getting the heck out of LA from time to time. I love Nada Surf, they don’t really seem to give a damn about being “current”, they just continue to write great songs and present them very honestly.

Sharon Van Etten-Afraid Of Nothing

Taken from one of the most beautiful albums I’ve ever heard, Are We There, this song is one of very few that can bring a tear to my eye. Almost every time. I love the way Sharon’s music lilts almost woozily and pulls you along like a gentle current.

New Order-Your Silent Face
This song is the perfect combination of beauty and ugliness. Warm, serious synths sit next to the childish melodica, and Bernard Sumner’s vocal is one of his most plaintive and brilliant. Proof that you should sometimes sing out of tune if you want to make humans listen.

Primal Scream-Accelerator

Sounds like the whole song was put through a crazy distressor, it’s f@*#!ing insane. I love how confrontational Primal Scream can be on an album like this, then they go back to being the nice guys again a few years later, singing about country girls. Always surprising, one of the best British bands around.

The Delgados- American Trilogy

A Scottish classic. This album taught me a lot about what music should do to the listener. I think this was the first time I “swooned” when I heard a song. There’s a certain romance to it all but it’s tempered with a longing sadness you can drown in.

The New Pornographers-The Bleeding Heart Show

Still the greatest outro of all the outros, and let me tell you I know my outros. I’m not usually one for showy drum fills but the playing on this track is outstanding, just a pure 2 minute joyfest. Makes me want to join a commune and just sing “hey-laaa” all day with my new friends.

Frightened Rabbit-Get Out Stream

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Frightened Rabbit has returned with the anxiously awaited album ‘Painting Of A Panic Attack’ on Atlantic Records. We’re looking forward to their upcoming show at Headliners on May 3rd. Check out their latest video ‘Get Out’ and stream it as well.

Stream ‘Get Out’ by Frightened Rabbit