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After three AMAZING days/nights of music, I can’t wait to get back into the studio tonight and play some new tunes. I’ve been sitting on new music from Wilco and The Chris Robinson Brotherhood.  Plus, Jenn Wasner who fronts one of my favorite bands, Wye Oak, has a new solo project called Flock of Dimes that we’ll listen to.  And, in addition to those, here’s a few more things we’ve got lined up tonight at 8pm on our New Music Show:

“Let Love B (With U)” by KULA SHAKER

One of my favorite songs from the mid-90s was the psychedelic, alternative hit “Tattva”, from the British band Kula Shaker. Twenty years since their debut the band is about to release only their 5th studio album. K 2.0 comes out this August and our initial listen is quite the pleasant surprise.  “Let Love B (With U)” is a jangly, uplifting re-introduction to the band – have a listen!

“Wavy Gravy” by OKEY DOKIE

Speaking of psychedelic, meet the band OKEY DOKIE. What grew from the dust of other expired bands has emerged the soulful and colorful duo of Aaron Martin and Johny Fisher.  The Nashville duo have lots of influences running through their music and that makes it easy to get sucked in. Their debut album is called Love It, Mean It and this is “Wavy Gravy”:

First Impression Artist: JULIA JACKLIN

With hopes of originally being a social worker, Julia Jacklin took a sharp career turn when she decided to pursue music instead. The 25 year old grew up in Blue Mountains of Australia, near Sydney and is just about to release her first album, Don’t Let The Kids Win.  There’s a lot to love about these songs, especially how seemingly self-reflective they tend be.  There’s an honestly to them and an “old-soul” persona to Julia herself.  We’ll hear a couple songs tonight as we feature Julia as our First Impression Artist.

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