CD of the Month

Every month, WNRN picks the best of what’s new. You can join WNRN’s Acoustic or Electric CD of the month. All members will receive a new CD in the mail every month. Everyone else can download them here!

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Electric CD of the Month – April, 2014

April 1 2014, 6:05pm
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Portland’s eight piece choral ensemble Ages and Ages helps us usher in Spring with Divisionary, WNRN’s Electric CD of the Month for April.




Ages and Ages second full length CD, Divisionary, has a Big Tent Revival sound on eleven songs of joy and catharsis.

Discover new music from Ages and Ages throughout the month of April and become a CD of the Month club member now.

Acoustic CD of the Month – April, 2014

April 1 2014, 5:42pm
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WNRN’s Acoustic CD of the Month for April is the first album from Nickel Creek in 8 years, A Dotted Line.


 


Join WNRN’s Acoustic CD of the Month and we will handpick a new CD for you every month. This month, it is the new one from Nickel Creek, celebrating 25 years of playing bluegrass influenced and acoustic music together. The trio’s new CD is called A Dotted Line.

 

A Dotted Line Showcases a wide range of styles and the virtuosity of its three founding members. Chris Thile, along with siblings, Sara and Sean Watkins, step back into their teamwork on each song. Each member showcases their technical skills as well as their ability to bring the emotional depth and appeal of this new collection.

March, 2014 Acoustic CD of the Month

March 3 2014, 9:39pm
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WNRN’s Acoustic CD of the Month for March presents an album from the LA based duo of Texans, Jamestown Revival, called Utah.




Join WNRN’s Acoustic CD of the Month Club for a new handpicked CD every month. This month, it is a collection of songs rooted in the country rock rock tradition by the duo Jamestown Revival

Jamestown Revival, showing the influence of the Everly Brothers, Neil Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Graham Parson, Jamestown Revival tells new stories with catchy tunes, tight harmonies and roots rock energy.

Listen all month for tracks from WNRN’s Acoustic CD of the Month for March, Utah, from the Jamestown Revival, only on Independent Music Radio – WNRN.

February Acoustic CD of the Month

February 7 2014, 11:25am
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WNRN’s Acoustic CD of the Month for February is the third album from the jazz-schooled, pop conscious alt-country combo, Lake Street Dive,  Bad Self Portraits.


 

Lake Street Dive’s instrumental versatility puts the perfect frame around Rachael Price’s blues, jazz and roots rock vocals.

Listen all month for tracks from WNRN’s Acoustic CD of the Month for February – Lake Street Dive’s Bad Self Portraits, and join the CD of the Month Club.

February Electric CD of the Month

February 7 2014, 11:16am
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Broken Bells’ After The Disco is  WNRN’s Electric CD of the Month for February.




Broken Bells returns with the electronic pop production genius of Danger Mouse and the Shin’s lead singer & multi-instrumentalist – James Mercer

After The Disco is a thoughtful and fulfilling collaboration of both moody and upbeat soundscapes

Listen all month for new music from Broken Bells After The Disco and become a CD of the Month Club member.

Acoustic CD of the Month – January, 2014

January 9 2014, 8:56pm
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WNRN’s Acoustic CD of the Month for January is Grammy winner, Rosanne Cash’s 11th studio album, The River and The Thread.




Cash wrote these 11 original songs with her husband, John Leventhal, after trips to her father’s boyhood home, her own birthplace in Memphis and other southern locations. The stories found on these trips are woven together with the sounds of blues, country and rock.

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Electric CD of the Month – January, 2013

January 9 2014, 8:50pm
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WNRN’s Electric CD of the Month for January is Give the People What They Want, the CD from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings that was delayed with last year’s cancer diagnosis for Sharon.




After winning her battle against cancer, Sharon Jones returns with a sharp, soulful collection backed by one of the most respected funk/soul combos in the business, The Dap Kings

Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings return in 2014 with a new tour and a new CD, Give The People What They Want.

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Acoustic CD of the Month, December, 2013

December 9 2013, 10:27am
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WNRN’s Acoustic CD of the Month for December is the collaboration between Green Day frontman, Billie Joe Armstrong, and Norah Jones. It is the recreation of the 1958 Everly Brothers album called “Songs Our Daddy Taught Us” renamed for 2013 by Billie Joe and Norah as Foreverly.

A collection of traditional and country songs that were homage to Phil and Don Everly’s dad have been brought into the 21st century by Armstrong and Jones with their tight sibling harmonies intact, and ready for another generation to discover.

Become a member of the Acoustic CD of the Month Club and get your copy of the country and folk music album Foreverly by Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones.

Electric CD of the Month, December, 2013

December 9 2013, 10:22am
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Shangri-La from Jake Bugg is WNRN’s Electric CD of the Month for December.

19-year-old Brit Jake Bugg’s second full-length collection, Shangri-La was a one song project that blossomed into a full CD with supe -producer Rick Rubin.


Introspective, thoughtful, street smart and brash, Shangri – La pushes forward with an amplified folk rock edge.

Become a member of the CD of the Month club and we will handpick new music for you every month.

November 2013 Electric CD of the Month

November 5 2013, 11:11am
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Arcade Fire shine like a disco ball with their fourth album Reflektor, WNRN’s Electric CD of the Month for November.

Reflektor adds Haitian kompas dance beats to their dense and dramatic sound to find depth in the story of the musical half God Orpheus and other myths and stories.




Hear deeper tracks from Reflektor throughout November from Arcade Fire’s new 2 CD set on WNRN. Become a member of the Electric CD of the Month Club and receive a hand-picked CD in the mail every month.

November 2013 Acoustic CD of the Month

November 5 2013, 11:03am
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WNRN’s Acoustic CD of the Month for November is Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song from Amos Lee. This is the 5th album from Philadelphia’s soulful singer and songwriter, Amos Lee.




Recorded in Nashville with his touring band and featuring vocal help from Patti Griffin and Alison Krauss – Amos Lee’s new cd showcases his unmistakable, soulful voice with the twang turned up.

Become a WNRN member and join the Acoustic CD of the Month Club to get a hand-picked CD delivered to you each month.

Acoustic CD of the Month – October, 2013

October 8 2013, 1:09pm
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WNRN’s Acoustic CD of the Month for October is The Muse from The Wood Brothers.

After pursuing separate musical careers for 15 years, Chris Wood, of jazz trio Medeski Martin & Wood, and Oliver Wood, journeyman blues and R&B guitarist, began performing as The Wood Brothers.

This fourth studio album expands the band of brothers concept with a full-time percussionist to complement Oliver’s songwriting and Chris’s forward-thinking musicianship.

Join WNRN’s Acoustic CD of the Month and we will handpick a new CD for you every month. This month, it’s The Muse from The Wood Brothers.

Electric CD of the Month – October, 2013

October 8 2013, 1:06pm
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WNRN’s Electric CD of the Month for October is Man Man’s 5th full collection – On Oni Pond


Clever, experimental, silly and serious music from an East Coast band that uses an orchestra’s worth of instruments gives us Man Man music.

Listen throughout the month for tracks from Man Man’s On Oni Pond and find out how you can become a member of WNRN’s Electric CD of the Month Club.

Man Man’s On Oni Pond handpicked new music for you from WNRN.

Electric CD of the Month – September, 2013

September 3 2013, 4:47pm
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WNRN’s Electric CD of the Month for September is Neko Case’s The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You.

Neko Case, powerhouse vocalist for the New Pornographers, works with friends from Calexico, My Morning Jacket, Los Lobos & The New Pornographers on her ninth solo collection.




Listen all month for deeper tracks from Neko Case’s The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You and become a member of WNRN’s Electric CD of the Month Club.

Acoustic CD of the Month – September, 2013

September 3 2013, 4:35pm
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WNRN’s Acoustic CD of the Month for September is the self-titled second CD from, The Civil Wars. Joy Williams, and John Paul White, recorded this intimate album before abruptly ending their European tour last fall – and maybe their musical partnership. The album is full of heartache and regret, aching harmonies, and their unique chemistry of collaboration.



Williams and White’s debut. Barton Hollow, won them 2 Grammys and the high expectations of what the future would sound like . This self-titled second collection was written on the road while trying to balance the demands of family, travel and the pressure of two strong voices trying to find their path.

Listen all month for tracks from WNRN’s Acoustic CD of the Month for September, the self-titled release from The Civil Wars, only on Independent Music Radio – WNRN.

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August Electric CD of the Month

August 1 2013, 10:33am
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Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros’ new album is WNRN’s Electric CD of the Month for August.




The self titled, third album gives frontman Alex Ebert a shifting musical stage for Edward Sharpe to comment, confess, question and rejoice in a kalediscope of life’s ideas and emotions.

Listen to WNRN all month for tracks from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros self-titled 3rd album.

Join WNRN’s Electric CD of the Month. Discover the latest eclectic caravan of sound from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros on independent music radio WNRN.

August Acoustic CD of the Month

August 1 2013, 10:26am
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WNRN’s Acoustic CD of the Month for August is Guy Clark’s first CD in four years, My Favorite Picture of You.




This Songwriter Hall of Fame member has been writing songs for over 40 years and had direct influence on a generation of american songwriters including Steve Earle, Rodney Crowell and more.

My Favorite Picture of You features 10 new Clark songs and performance collaborations with friends old and new.

Join WNRN’s Acoustic CD of the Month. Listen and discover why Guy Clark’s My Favorite Picture of You is August’s Acoustic CD of the Month.

Electric CD of the Month for July, 2013

July 1 2013, 7:48am
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Houndmouth’s From the Hills Below the City is WNRN’s Electric CD of the Month for July. Hills Below the City features layers of mid-western voices over an electrifying blend of roots-rock story telling .




Listen all month for tracks from Houndmouth’s debut, From the Hills Below the City, and become a member of WNRN’s Electric CD of the Month Club.

Acoustic CD of the Month for July, 2013

July 1 2013, 7:37am
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WNRN’s Acoustic CD of the Month for July is Mavis Staples’ second CD with producer Jeff Tweedy, One True Vine. This rock and roll hall of fame member grew up as the lead singer of the gospel-soul band, the Staple Singers. On her newest solo album, Staples sings songs of salvation and comfort with the help of Wilco’s Tweedy playing almost all of the instruments.




Staples brings her expressive voice to these songs, three written by Tweedy plus songs from Nick Lowe and Parliament Funkadelic. Listen and discover why Mavis Staples’ One True Vine is July’s Acoustic CD of the Month.

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Acoustic CD of the Month – June, 2013

June 7 2013, 2:54pm
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WNRN’s Acoustic CD of the Month for June is Laura Marling’s brilliant fourth album, Once I Was an Eagle. 23 year old English songwriter Laura Marling writes with dark poetic elegance about failing relationships, self acceptance and hope.

Listen all month for tracks from WNRN’s Acoustic CD of the Month for June, Laura Marling’s Once I was An Eagle, a powerful song-cycle that reveals and provokes. This is Marling’s strongest work to date.

Join the Acoustic CD of the Month Club and discover why Laura Marling’s Once I Was An Eagle is June’s Acoustic CD of the Month only on Independent Music Radio WNRN.