Created on Monday, 01 April 2013 18:00
- WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, names Little Green Cars as its April Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed presented the first of the month's on-air segments today, April 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.
Dubliners Little Green Cars are a tour de force in alternative rock with powerful country harmonies ranging in sound from fuzzy rock `n roll to Guthrie-influenced electric finger picking. "The John Wayne" is a definitive hit off their debut album, Absolute Zero
. Its fuzz and electric harmony is backed by slow, steady drum and bass only made more intense by the emotional lyrics belted out by lead singers Stevie Appleby and Faye O'Rourke. Little Green Cars give XPN listeners an incredibly diverse compilation in which the only constants are the mesmerizing male and female harmonies and the security that every track is beautifully and sincerely crafted. Their flexibility makes Absolute Zero
worth listening to all April long; it is available now on Spotify, and the album will be released on July 15.
"Dublin's Little Green Cars have made a confident, excellent debut album. After seeing them perform at SXSW I was really impressed by their live performance," says Bruce Warren, Assistant General Manager of Programming for WXPN. "Their harmonies are exquisite, the songwriting complex and unique but still accessible."
Dan Reed added, "It's going to be interesting to see what this very young Dublin band do with their considerable talents. Fans of great harmony groups (think contemporary Mamas & Papas) please take note."
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Since 2003, the XPN Artists To Watch series has been a reflection of WXPN's commitment to nurturing fresh, new talent and exposing listeners to the best new music. Each month, the XPN Artists To Watch series spotlights a different up-and-coming performer who has produced an album or body of work that demonstrates outstanding vision, creativity and songwriting ability. Month-long on-air promotion is combined with online features to help audiences discover each artist.
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