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New Song Of The Week: Spoon's Hot Thoughts

No matter what else is happening around us, it’s got to be a good week when a new Spoon song is delivered to XRT.

The Austin band has returned with a much welcome preview of the title track from their forthcoming 9th album, “Hot Thoughts”.  113 more words


Car Seat Headrest - "Teens of Denial" - Record Review

This album is a rogue ocean wave that knocked me on my ass, swept me out to a frothy and frenzied sea where it tossed me around for 70 minutes before spitting me back onto dry land asking “what the hell just happened to me and how the hell do I get back out there ’cause that totally kicked ass!” As grunge and alt rock have always had their teeth in me given the styles explosions in my most formative of years, I am excited by this record.   644 more words

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Julien Baker shares "Funeral Pyre," Signs to Matador Records

Singer-songwriter, Julien Baker just released an excellent new song to coincide with her signing to Matador Records.  Check out the live version above.


JULIEN BAKER - " Funeral Pyre / Decorated Lawns "

Julien Baker continues to rise thanks to the strength of her 2015 debut album “Sprained Ankle” and her mesmerising live sets . It’s now been announced that she’s signed to the wonderful indie label… 385 more words


Julien Baker Signs With Matador

Matador Records has announced that they’ve added Julien Baker to their line-up. The label will be re-releasing Baker’s brilliant length, Sprained Ankle, and a new 7″ titled Funeral Pyre in March. 22 more words

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Julien Baker signs to Matador Records, shares new single "Funeral Pyre" -- listen

Photo by Ben Kaye

Julien Baker was one of the most heartbreaking and beautiful singer-songwriter voices to come out of 2016 — which is exactly why we… 248 more words


Music Gifts and a Concert Update

Hello, happiest of holidays and a very happy New Year, my friends. I hope everyone has had a blessed season in whatever way it may be you celebrate and you’re adjusting well into the new spin of 2017. 498 more words

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