The Week Ahead: Today’s Top Tune 9/10- 9/14/18

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Collect your free new music here! This week we’ll deliver new work from LA based singer/songwriter Marissa Nadler, who takes her band to The Moroccan in October. NYC’s Interpol has thunderous new music to play at the Hollywood Bowl on October 4. Newcomer Mitski has a show with Jessica Lea Mayfield and The Overcoats at The Wiltern in November. Plus, there is German DJ & techno producer Helena Hauff who shows off her grit.  And we delve into our secret vault to find a timeless recording by Blitzen Trapper, recorded live on Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Monday, Sept 10 Marissa Nadler “Blue Vapor”

You’ve heard of “slow cooking.” Well, singer/songwriter Marissa Nadler has been refining her “slow music” for years. “Blue Vapor” focuses on her elegant brand of folk music, balanced by Dum Dum Girls’ founding member Kristen Kontrol’s strumming & harmonies, as well as the steady beats by Hole drummer Patty Schemel.

Tuesday, Sept 11 Interpol “Number 10”

From the newly-minted full-length album by seminal NYC band Interpol we offer “Number 10,” an expansive song that sounds like it was built for stadiums!

Wednesday, Sept 12 Mitski “Nobody”

Mitski songs flow with confessional lyrics. Mitski says: “It’s not like I’m a vessel. For this new record, I experimented in narrative and fiction.” So even though it sounds like she’s pouring her own heart out, her themes are easy to relate to, as you hear in “Nobody.”

Thursday, Sept 13 Helena Hauff “No Qualms”

Hailing from Hamburg, Germany, Helena Hauff is a well-known DJ specializing in stripped-down techno that’s strictly analog. Her new album fulfills the task at hand, as she jams on her machines to create a powerful sound. Give a listen to “No Qualms.”

Friday, Sept 14 Blitzen Trapper “Furr”  Live on MBE

Blitzen Trapper performed a gorgeous session back in 2009 when they first visited MBE. They left behind a stand-out and timeless batch of songs, so we asked them to fill us in on one particular track that we loved, “Furr,” and to tell us how it came about.