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FROM Ariana Morgenstern
Karl Blau: Slow Children A couple of years ago, Karl Blau put out a lush album filled with Country-Soul-tinged covers. For his new recording, Blau sets out with original material spotlighting his multi-instrumental prowess and his gift for touching hearts.
Matt Pond PA: Still Summer One of the hardest things to do every year is say goodbye to the lazy days of summer. On the last day of the season we turn to Matt Pond PA which has released a dozen albums, and has decided that this will be its last full length LP.
Otis Redding: Mr. Pitiful Mr. Pitiful, penned by Otis Redding and Steve Cropper guitarist of the Stax Records house band, was written in response to a radio deejay who thought Otis Redding sounded pitiful when recording ballads.
The Staple Singers: I'll Take You There Originally recorded by the Gospel family band The Staple Singers back in 1972, I'll Take You There became a hit as Mavis Staples invited listeners to a call-and-response chorus and was later inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
Benjamin Gibbard: The Concept Death Cab for Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard recreates Teenage Fanclub's 1991 album Bandwagonesque in its entirety. Gibbard says, "Bandwagonesque is my favorite record from my favorite band of all time. It came along at a pivotal time in my musical life and I've loved it for 25 years."
Alvvays: Dreams Tonight According to our own Marion Hodges, Alvvays has always seemed to set its phasers to "max chills inducement.” This second single from the Canadian indie-pop band’s forthcoming record Antisocialites manages to take this specific skill set to even further heights.
Latest Show Liza Richardson hosts a weekend evening jam session featuring cosmic rock, scenic techno soul, dub disco-punk and extra classic party explosives from around the world. Listen On-Demand to the latest show.