Iggy Pop and the Stooges are back with their first record containing both James Williamson and Scott Asheton in 40 years. It’s called Ready to Die, and it’s out April 30 on Fat Possum. Iggy and the boys have treated us to the first single, Burn. It’s not exactly Real Good Time, but it’ll do.
The lineup for Bonnaroo 2013 has been announced, and it’s a doozy. To get you all pumped up for the festivities in June, here is a playlist with some of the artists featured this year. We didn’t put everyone on the playlist, because that would be too much amazing music for one person to handle. But there’s still lots of good stuff here.
- Posted by WFPKFebruary 21
Kurt Vile just announced the release of a new record and gave us a sample of it. On April 9, Vile will release Wakin on a Pretty Daze via Matador. The almost-title track, Wakin on a Pretty Day, has been made available for download as well. It’s a long one, but it doesn’t ramble. Vile hones in on all the right bits and accentuates them in a style that’s instantly familiar (if you were a fan of his last album, Smoke Ring for My Halo) and energizing.
Download Wakin on a Pretty Day
- Posted by WFPKFebruary 11
Donora is coming back to Louisville this weekend, hitting Zanzabar Sunday night alongside Plastic Bubble and TeamMate. To get you ready for the party, here’s a track from Dnoora’s album Boyfriends, Girlfriends.
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Thao Nguyen‘s new record, We the Common, is out this week. Here is the title track, which serves as a perfect gateway into the record. We the Common is the culmination of Nguyen’s efforts to put down her banjo for a bit and get her hands dirty. Or as she put it, “I wanted to try to be a real live person, rather than just singing songs about them.”
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Since Matt Costa is headlining Winter Wednesday this week, here’s his latest single. You’ve heard it on the air the last few weeks, and now you can hear it whenever you want.
Download Good Times
We were originally turned onto Daniel Romano by Jim Ward of At the Drive-In/Sparta, when he chose one of Romano’s songs for his After Dark guest DJ set. His latest album, Come Cry With Me, is chock full of classic country throwbacks that warm the heart. Here’s a track from it, Middle Child.
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Very few musicians are as consistently good – and consistently bearded – as Eels mastermind Mark Everett. He has a new with a new album, Wonderful, Glorious, and it’s all set for a Feb. 5 release from Vagrant. Here’s a cut from it, titled New Alphabet, for your listening and downloading pleasure: