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April 2017 Electric CD of the Month

Hot Thoughts  from Spoon is WNRN’s April Electric CD of the Month. Beginning with the charged up “Hot Thoughts” the new Spoon album brings a sexy, sci-fi meets dance vibe that immediately draws you in. “WhisperI’llHearIt” stays low until it is ready to explode into tambourines and guitar solos. The instruments slowly layering atop each other in as a psychedelic storm of synthesizers evolve on “Do I Have to Talk You Into It”.

The focused disco jam of “First Caress” and “Can I Sit Next To You” are some of the tightest songs that Spoon has ever written.  Some lovely piano work throughout Hot Thoughts, but I like the emotional and tonal shift found from “I Ain’t The One” to “Tear It Down”.

Hot Thoughts reminds me why I like Spoon so much, they create a world within an album that I want to exist in.

Spoon will be at Sprint Pavilion in Charlottesville on Wednesday, July 19 with The New Pornographers opening.

April 20th, 2017|CD of the Month, Featured|

New Rock Now – Sunday April 9, 2017

Hour 1

Oh Wonder / “Ultralife” / Ultralife / Republic
Slowdive / “Sugar for the Pill” / Slowdive / Dead Oceans
Frances Cone / “Arizona” / [single] / UFO Music
(Sandy) Alex G / “Proud” / Rocket / Domino
Tim Kasher / “No Secret” / No Resolution / 15 Passenger Records
Land of Talk feat Sharon Van Etten / “This Time” / Life After Youth / Saddle Creek
Gorillaz w/ Jehnny Beth / “We Got The Power”  / Humanz / Parlophone/Warner Bros.
The Drums / “Blood Under My Belt” / Abysmal Thoughts / ANTI
Julianna Hatfield  / “I Wanna Be Your Disease”  / Pussycat / American Laundry
Real Estate / “Stained Glass” / In Mind / Domino
Hurray for the Riff Raff / “Living in the City” / The Navigator / ATO
Robyn Hitchcock / “I Want To Tell You About What I Want” / Robyn Hitchcock / Yep Roc
Big Thief / “Mythological Beauty” / Capacity / Saddle Creek
Father John Misty / “When the God of Love Returns There’ll Be Hell To Pay” / Pure Comedy / Sub Pop
Alt-J / “In Cold Blood” / Relaxer / Canvasback/Atlantic

Hour 2

Broken Social Scene / “Halfway Home” / [single] / Arts & Crafts
Planetarium / “Saturn” / Planetarium / 4AD
The Buttertones / “A Tear For Rosie” / Gravedigging / Innovative Leisure
Diet Cig / “Barf Day” / Swear I’m Good At This / Frenchkiss
Craig Finn / “Ninety Bucks” / We All Want the Same Things / Partisan
Perfume Genius / “Slip Away” / No Shape / Matador
Helium / “Hole in the Ground” / [single] / Matador
Anohni / “Paradise” / Paradise EP / Secretly Canadian
Jesus and Mary Chain / “Always Sad” / Damage and Joy / Artificial Plastic/ADA
Spoon / “Do I Have To Talk You Into It” / Hot Thoughts / Matador
RAC feat Rostam / “This Song” / [single] / Counter Records
Public Service Broadcasting feat Tracyanne Campbell / “Progress” / Every Valley / PIAS
The Mountain Goats / “Andrew Eldritch is Moving Back to Leeds” / Goths / Merge
Amber Coffman / “No Coffee” / City of No Reply / Columbia
Nick Hakim / “Bet She Looks Like You” / Green Twins / ATO

April 9th, 2017|New Rock Now|

New Rock Now – Sunday April 2, 2017

Hour 1

Public Service Broadcasting feat Tracyanne Campbell / “Progress” / Every Valley / PIAS
Planetarium / “Saturn” / Planetarium / 4AD
The Buttertones / “A Tear For Rosie” / Gravedigging / Innovative Leisure
Amber Coffman / “No Coffee” / City of No Reply / Columbia
Craig Finn / “Ninety Bucks” / We All Want the Same Things / Partisan
Anohni / “Paradise” / Paradise EP / Secretly Canadian
Sylvan Esso / “Die Young” / What Now / Loma Vista
Dan Auerbach / “Shine on Me” / Waiting on a Song / Ease Eye Sound
PWR BTTM / “Answer My Text” / Pageant / Polyvinyl
Perfume Genius / “Slip Away” / No Shape / Matador
Sera Cahoone / “Ladybug” / From Where I Started / Lady Muleskinner
Cameron Avery  / “Dance With Me” / Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams / ANTI
Spoon / “Do I Have To Talk You Into It” / Hot Thoughts / Matador
Nick Hakim / “Bet She Looks Like You” / Green Twins / ATO
Broken Social Scene / “Halfway Home” / [single] / Arts & Crafts

Hour 2

Father John Misty / “When the God of Love Returns There’ll Be Hell To Pay” / Pure Comedy / Sub Pop
Land of Talk feat Sharon Van Etten / “This Time” / Life After Youth / Saddle Creek
Real Estate / “Stained Glass” / In Mind / Domino
Gorillaz w/ Jehnny Beth / “We Got The Power”  / Humanz / Parlophone/Warner Bros.
The Drums / “Blood Under My Belt” / Abysmal Thoughts / ANTI
Laura Marling / “Always This Way” / Semper Femina / Kobalt
Slowdive / “Sugar for the Pill” / Slowdive / Dead Oceans
Alt-J / “In Cold Blood” / Relaxer / Canvasback/Atlantic
Little Dragon / “Sweet” / Season High / Loma Vista/Concord
Robyn Hitchcock / “I Want To Tell You About What I Want” / Robyn Hitchcock / Yep Roc
The Shins / “Heartworms” / Heartworms / Aural Apothecary/Columbia
Hurray for the Riff Raff / “The Navigator” / The Navigator / ATO
Tim Kasher / “No Secret” / No Resolution / 15 Passenger Records
Oh Wonder / “Ultralife” / Ultralife / Republic
Erasure / “Love You to the Sky” / World Be Gone / MUTE

April 2nd, 2017|New Rock Now|

New Rock Now – Sunday March 26, 2017

Hour 1

Erasure / “Love You to the Sky” / World Be Gone / MUTE
Tennis / “My Emotions Are Blinding” / Yours Conditionally / Mutually Detrimenta_/Thirty Tigers
Real Estate / “Stained Glass” / In Mind / Domino
The Drums / “Blood Under My Belt” / Abysmal Thoughts / ANTI
Tuxedo / “2nd Time Around” / Tuxedo II / Stones Throw
Laura Marling / “Always This Way” / Semper Femina / Kobalt
Dams of The West / “Death Wish” / Youngish American / 30th Century Records/Columbia
The Shins / “Heartworms” / Heartworms / Aural Apothecary/Columbia
Wilsen / “Garden” / I Go Missing in my Sleep / Secret City Records
Hurray for the Riff Raff / “The Navigator” / The Navigator / ATO
Rolling Blackouts C.F. (Coastal Fever) / “Sick Bug” / The French Press EP / Sub Pop
The New Pornographers / “This is the World of the Theatre” / Whiteout Conditions / Loma Vista
Little Dragon / “Sweet” / Season High / Loma Vista/Concord
Jay Som / “The Bus Song” / Everybody Works / Polyvinyl

Hour 2

Minus The Bear / “Last Kiss” / VOIDS / Suicide Squeeze
Sylvan Esso / “Die Young” / What Now / Loma Vista
The Buttertones / “A Tear For Rosie” / Gravedigging / Innovative Leisure
Spoon / “Do I Have To Talk You Into It” / Hot Thoughts / Matador
Sweet Spirit / “The Power” / St. Mojo / Nine Mile Records
Craig Finn / “Ninety Bucks” / We All Want the Same Things /Partisan
Middle Kids / “Never Start” / Middle Kids / Domino
Grandaddy / “That’s What You Get For Gettin’ Outta Bed” / Last Place / 30th Century/Columbia
Health / “Euphoria” / DISC 03 / Loma Vista
Sera Cahoone / “Ladybug” / From Where I Started / Lady Muleskinner
Magnetic Fields / “ ’13 Big Enough For Both of Us” / 50 Song Memoir / Nonesuch
Cameron Avery / “Dance With Me” / Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams / ANTI
Violents and Monica Martin / “How It Left” / Awake and Pretty Much Sober / Partisan
PWR BTTM /  “Answer My Text” / Pageant / Polyvinyl

March 26th, 2017|New Rock Now|

New Rock Now – Sunday March 19, 2017

Hour 1

Violents and Monica Martin / “How It Left” / Awake and Pretty Much Sober / Partisan
Sera Cahoone / “Ladybug” / From Where I Started / Lady Muleskinner
Magnetic Fields / “ ’13 Big Enough For Both of Us” / 50 Song Memoir / Nonesuch
Grandaddy / “That’s What You Get For Gettin’ Outta Bed” / Last Place / 30th Century/Columbia
Health / “Euphoria” / DISC 03 / Loma Vista
Cameron Avery / “Dance With Me” / Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams / ANTI
Lana Del Rey / “Love” / [single] / Interscope
PWR BTTM / “Answer My Text” / Pageant / Polyvinyl
Craig Finn / “Ninety Bucks” / We All Want the Same Things /Partisan
Middle Kids / “Never Start” / Middle Kids / Domino
Sylvan Esso / “Die Young” / What Now / Loma Vista
The Buttertones / “A Tear For Rosie” / Gravedigging / Innovative Leisure
Spoon / “Do I Have To Talk You Into It” / Hot Thoughts / Matador
Sweet Spirit / “The Power” / St. Mojo / Nine Mile Records
Minus The Bear / “Last Kiss” / VOIDS / Suicide Squeeze

Hour 2

Laura Marling / “Always This Way” / Semper Femina / Kobalt
Real Estate / “Stained Glass” / In Mind / Domino
Dams of The West / “Death Wish” / Youngish American / 30th Century Records/Columbia
Little Dragon / “Sweet” / Season High / LomaVista/Concord
The Shins / “Heartworms” / Heartworms / Aural Apothecary/Columbia
Wilsen / “Garden” / I Go Missing in my Sleep / Secret City Records
Hurray for the Riff Raff / “The Navigator” / The Navigator / ATO
Rolling Blackouts C.F. (Coastal Fever) / “Sick Bug” / The French Press EP / Sub Pop
The New Pornographers / “This is the World of the Theatre” / Whiteout Conditions / Loma Vista
Erasure / “Love You to the Sky” / World Be Gone / MUTE
Tennis / “My Emotions Are Blinding” / Yours Conditionally / Mutually Detrimenta_/Thirty Tigers
Benjamin Booker & Mavis Staples / “Witness” / Witness / ATO
Jay Som / “The Bus Song” / Everybody Works / Polyvinyl
The Drums / “Blood Under My Belt” / Abysmal Thoughts / ANTI
Tuxedo / “2nd Time Around” / Tuxedo II / Stones Throw

March 19th, 2017|New Rock Now|

New Rock Now – Sunday March 12, 2017

Hour 1

Dams of The West / “Death Wish” / Youngish American / 30th Century Records/Columbia
Little Dragon / “Sweet” / Season High / LomaVista/Concord
The Dig  / “Jet Black Hair” / Bloodshot Tokyo / RollCall/Ingrooves
Flagship / “Mexican Jackpot” / The Electric Man / Bright Antenna Records
Wilsen / “Garden” / I Go Missing in my Sleep / Secret City Records
Portugal. The Man / “Feel It Still” / [single] / Atlantic
Tuxedo / “2nd Time Around” / Tuxedo II / Stones Throw
Alt – J / “3 WW” / Relaxer / Canvasback/Atlantic
Tennis / “My Emotions Are Blinding” / Yours Conditionally / Mutually Detrimenta_/Thirty Tigers
The New Pornographers / “This is the World of the Theatre” / Whiteout Conditions / Loma Vista
Rolling Blackouts C.F. (Coastal Fever) / “Sick Bug” / The French Press EP / Sub Pop
The Afghan Whigs / “Demon In Profile” / In Spades / Sub Pop
Lorde / “Green Light” / Melodrama / Lava/Republic
Animal Collective / “Kinda Bonkers” / The Painters EP / Domino
Bernice / “I Don’t Wanna Be European” / [single] / Arts & Crafts
Jay Som / “The Bus Song” / Everybody Works / Polyvinyl
Johnette Napolitano / “The Highway” / Naked / Joshua Tree Recording Company

Hour 2

Spoon / “Can I  Sit Next to You” / Hot Thoughts / Matador
Middle Kids / “Never Start” / Middle Kids / Domino
Magnetic Fields  / “ ’13 Big Enough For Both of Us”  / 50 Song Memoir / Nonesuch
Fleet Foxes / “Third of May” / Crack-Up / Nonesuch
Sylvan Esso / “Die Young” / What Now / Loma Vista
Minus The Bear / “Last Kiss” / VOIDS / Suicide Squeeze
Lana Del Rey / “Love” / [single] / Interscope
PWR BTTM/  “Answer My Text” / Pageant / Polyvinyl
Grandaddy / “That’s What You Get For Gettin’ Outta Bed” /Last Place / 30th Century/Columbia
Violents and Monica Martin / “How It Left” / Awake and Pretty Much Sober / Partisan
Sondre Lerche/  “I Know Something That’s Gonna Break Your Heart” / Pleasure / PLZ
Sweet Spirit / “The Power” / St. Mojo / Nine Mile Records
Health / “Euphoria” / DISC 03 / Loma Vista

March 12th, 2017|New Rock Now|

New Rock Now – Sunday March 5, 2017

Hour 1

Violents and Monica Martin / “How It Left” / Awake and Pretty Much Sober / Partisan
Minus The Bear / “Last Kiss” / VOIDS / Suicide Squeeze
PWR BTTM / “Big Beautiful Day” / Pageant / Polyvinyl
Lana Del Rey / “Love” / [Single] / Interscope
Sondre Lerche / “I Know Something That’s Gonna Break Your Heart” / Pleasure/ PLZ
Magnetic Fields  / “ ’13 Big Enough For Both of Us” / 50 Song Memoir / Nonesuch
Xiu Xiu / “Wondering” / Forget / Polyvinyl
Health / “Euphoria” / DISC 03 / Loma Vista
Dirty Projectors / “Cool Your Heart” feat DAWN / Dirty Projectors / Domino
Middle Kids / “Never Start” / Middle Kids / Domino
RIDE / “Charm Assault” / [Single] / Wichita
Strand of Oaks / “Quit It” / Hard Love / Dead Oceans
Spoon / “Can I Sit Next to You” / Hot Thoughts / Matador
Pixx / “I Bow Down” / The Age of Anxiety / 4AD
Sylvan Esso / “Die Young” / What Now / Loma Vista

Hour 2

Animal Collective / “Kinda Bonkers” / The Painters EP / Domino
Johnette Napolitano / “The Highway” / Naked / Joshua Tree Recording Company
The Dig  / “Jet Black Hair” / Bloodshot Tokyo / RollCall/Ingrooves
The New Pornographers / “This is the World of the Theatre” / Whiteout Conditions / Loma Vista
Tennis / “My Emotions Are Blinding” / Yours Conditionally / Mutually Detrimenta_/Thirty Tigers
The Sadies feat Kurt Vile / “It’s Easy (Like Walking)” / Northern Passages / Yep Roc
Bernice / “I Don’t Wanna Be European” / [Single] / Arts & Crafts
Portugal. The Man / “Feel It Still” / [Single] / Atlantic
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard / “Doom City” / Flying Microtonal Banana / ATO
Lorde / “Green Light” / [Single] / Lava/Republic
Blond Ambition / “Stupid Boy/Girl” / Slow All Over / Swoon City Music
Flagship / “Mexican Jackpot” / The Electric Man / Bright Antenna Records
Wilsen / “Garden” / I Go Missing in my Sleep / Secret City Records
Dams of The West / “Death Wish” / Youngish American / 30th Century Records/Columbia
Jay Som / “The Bus Song” / Everybody Works / Polyvinyl

March 5th, 2017|New Rock Now|

New Rock Now – Sunday February 26, 2017

Hour 1

Lo Moon / “Loveless” / [Single] / Columbia
Bernice / “I Don’t Wanna Be European” / [Single] / Arts & Crafts
Blond Ambition / “Stupid Boy/Girl” / Slow All Over / Swoon City Music
Joe Goddard from Hot Chip / “Music is the Answer” / Electric Lines / Domino
Flagship / “Mexican Jackpot” / The Electric Man / Bright Antenna Records
Jay Som / “The Bus Song” / Everybody Works / Polyvinyl
The Sadies feat Kurt Vile / “It’s Easy (Like Walking)” / Northern Passages / Yep Roc
The Dig / “Jet Black Hair” / Bloodshot Tokyo / RollCall / Ingrooves
Animal Collective / “Kinda Bonkers” / The Painters EP / Domino
Tennis / “My Emotions Are Blinding” / Yours Conditionally / Mutually Detrimenta_/Thirty Tigers
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard / “Doom City” / Flying Microtonal Banana / ATO
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears/ “Sexual Tension” / Backlash / Ingrooves
Whitehorse / “Boys Like You” /  [Single] / Thirty Tigers
Little Dragon / “High” / [Single] / Loma Vista/Concord
Airpark / “All the Time” / [Single]  / Eugene Hall Records

Hour 2

Karen Olson / “Call Your Name” / Double Roses / H.O.T. Records
Violents and Monica Martin / “How It Left” / Awake and Pretty Much Sober / Partisan
PWR BTM / “Big Beautiful Day” / [Single] / Polyvinyl
Elbow / “All Disco” / Little Fictions / Concord
Coco Hames (The Ettes) / “I Don’t Wanna Go” / [Single] / Merge
Dirty Projectors / “Cool Your Heart” feat DAWN / Dirty Projectors / Domino
Xiu Xiu / “Wondering” / Forget / Polyvinyl
RIDE / “Charm Assault” / [Single] / Wichita
Strand of Oaks / “Rest of It” / Hard Love / Dead Oceans
Lana Del Rey / “Love” / [Single] / Interscope
Mark Lanegan Band / “Nocturne” / Gargoyle / Heavenly Recordings/PIAS
Pixx / “I Bow Down” / The Age of Anxiety / 4AD
Thievery Corporation / “Road Block” feat Racquel Jones / The Temple of I & I / Ingrooves
The Black Angels / “Currency” / Death Song / Partisan

February 26th, 2017|New Rock Now|

New Rock Now – Sunday February 19, 2017

Hour 1

Mark Lanegan Band / “Nocturne” / Gargoyle / Heavenly Recordings/PIAS
PWR BTM / “Big Beautiful Day” / [Single] / Polyvinyl
Allison Crutchfield / “Dean’s Room” / Tourist in this Town / Merge
Thievery Corporation / “Road Block” feat Racquel Jones / The Temple of I & I / INgrooves
Elbow / “All Disco” / Little Fictions / Concord
Xiu Xiu / #3 “Wondering” / Forget / Polyvinyl
Strand of Oaks / “Rest of It” / Hard Love / Dead Oceans
Karen Olson / “Call Your Name” / Double Roses / H.O.T. Records
Skip Marley / “Lions” / [single] / Island/Republic
The Black Angels / “Currency” / Death Song / Partisan
Coco Hames (The Ettes) / “I Don’t Wanna Go” / [single] / Merge
Thundercat feat Kenny Loggins & Michael McDonald / “Show You the Way” / Drunk / Brainfeeder
London Grammar / “Big Picture” / [single] / Columbia
MEW / “Carry Me To Safety” / Visuals / PIAS
Goldfrapp / “Anymore” / Silver Eye / Mute Records

Hour 2

Lo Moon / “Loveless” / [single] / Columbia
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears/ “Sexual Tension” / Backlash / Ingrooves
King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard “Doom City” / Flying Microtonal Banana / ATO
Little Dragon / “High” / [single] / Loma Vista/Concord
Mac Demarco / “My Old Man” / This Old Dog / Captured Tracks
Blond Ambition / “Stupid Boy/Girl” / Slow All Over / Swoon City Music
Matthew Logan Vasquez / “Same” / Does What He Wants / Dine Alone
Animal Collective / “Kinda Bonkers” / The Painters EP / Domino
Whitehorse / “Boys Like You” / [single] / Thirty Tigers
Joe Goddard from Hot Chip “Music is the Answer” / Electric Lines / Domino
The Sadies feat Kurt Vile / “It’s Easy (Like Walking)” / Northern Passages / Yep Roc
Vagabon / “Minneapolis” / Infinite Worlds / Father/Daughter
NE-HI / “Sister” / Offers  / Grand Jury
Airpark / “All the Time” / [Single]  / Eugene Hall Records
Alex Lahey / “Wes Anderson” / B-Grade University / Dead Oceans

February 19th, 2017|New Rock Now|

New Rock Now – Sunday February 12, 2017

Hour 1

Airpark / “All the Time” / [Single]  / Eugene Hall Records
Mac Demarco / “My Old Man” / This Old Dog / Captured Tracks
Slowdive/  “Star Roving” / Star Roving / Dead Oceans
Matthew Logan Vasquez / “Same” / Does What He Wants / Dine Alone
Whitehorse / “Boys Like You” / [single] / Thirty Tigers
Cold War Kids / “Love Is Mystical” / L.A. Divine / Capitol
Vagabon / “Minneapolis” / Infinite Worlds / Father/ Daughter
NE-HI / “Sister” / Offers  / Grand Jury
Lo Moon / “Loveless” / [single] / Columbia
Father John Misty / “Pure Comedy” / Pure Comedy / Sub Pop
The Sadies feat Kurt Vile / “It’s Easy (Like Walking)” / Northern Passages / Yep Roc
Horse Thief / “Little One” / Trials and Truths / PIAS
Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears / “Sexual Tension” /Backlash / INgrooves
Alex Lahey / “Wes Anderson” / B-Grade University / Dead Oceans

Hour 2

Asgeir / “Unbound” / Afterglow / One Little Indian/ Columbia
Elbow / “All Disco” / Little Fictions / Concord
Thundercat feat Kenny Loggins & Michael McDonald / “Show You the Way” / Drunk / Brainfeeder
Mark Lanegan Band / “Nocturne” / Gargoyle / Heavenly Recordings/PIAS
Strand of Oaks / “Rest of It” / Hard Love / Dead Oceans
Skip Marley / “Lions” / single / Island/Republic
Bonobo / “Surface” feat Nicole Miglis of Hundred Waters / Migration / Ninja Tune
The Black Angels / “Currency” / Death Song / Partisan
Craig Finn / “Preludes” / We All Want the Same Thing / Partisan
BNQT / “Restart” / Volume 1 / Bella Union/Dualtone
Allison Crutchfield / “Dean’s Room” / Tourist in this Town / Merge
London Grammar / “Big Picture” / [single] / Columbia
MEW / “Carry Me To Safety” / Visuals / PIAS
Goldfrapp / “Anymore” / Silver Eye / Mute Records

February 12th, 2017|New Rock Now|