New Music Thursday

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Join Jeff Tweedy During New Music Thursday [Interview]

Jeff Tweedy and his son Spencer will be making a visit to the WXRT studio during New Music Thursday. Wilco’s Father-Son duo make up TWEEDY (the band), who will be headlining the XRT Taste of Chicago Concert this Saturday.


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XRT’s New Music Thursday Highlights

It’s hard to describe a particular season as the BEST time of the year for new music! Right now, we seem to be on the verge of a veritable bumper crop of stellar recordings by […]


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This Week’s New Music Thursday Highlights

Hear previews of new albums by Jack White, The Black Keys, Coldplay, Sarah McLachlan, The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde and Bob Mould. We’ll also preview forthcoming albums by Conor Oberst, tUnE-yArDs, moe., Sharon Van Etten, and […]


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Cure Your Spring ‘Fever’ With XRT’s New Music Thursday Highlights

Hear a preview of the new Black Keys album, well before its May release! Other highlights new songs by Coldplay, Ray Lamontagne, and Nickel Creek. Hear songs from the first-ever solo albums by The Pretenders’ Chrissie Hynde and ex-Blur, ex-Gorillaz frontman and co-founder, Damon Albarn, plus previews of forthcoming albums by Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), String Cheese Incident, G. Love & Special Sauce, Old 97’s, Afghan Whigs, tUnE-yArDs…



Free Download: “Dreams of Cannibalism” by Typhoon

Kyle Morton’s band has 10 other members in it, which, along with their complicated sound, qualifies them as more of an orchestra. Typhoon is an eleven piece band based in Portland, OR, and although they’ve […]



Temples “Shelter Song” [Free Download]

If you haven’t heard of Temples yet, you can blame it on the time difference. They’re from England. Their story begins with collaboration between singer-guitarist James Edward Bagshaw



Discover New Music: Wild Cub’s “Thunder Clatter” [Free Download]

We’re giving a few New Music Thursday spins to an exciting new band from Nashville called Wild Cub. The song “Thunder Clatter,” is a catchy gem that’s already received buzz in the UK. The Bose […]


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Low, “Just Make It Stop” [Free Download]

Low has been working with producer Jeff Tweedy on their new album, The Invisible Way. “Just Make It Stop,” the single from the highly anticipated album, is available for a free download below for XRT […]



A Record Harvest On XRT’s New Music Thursday

If you live for music like we do – at least to a certain extent – you’ve got to be excited about the number of eagerly anticipated new releases that will be arriving online and in stores as soon as next week: Pearl Jam, Paul McCartney, The Avett Brothers, and The Head And The Heart (among others) will be bringing new music to us. No doubt that should improve the outlook of rock aficionados everywhere.


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New Music Thursday: Ulrich Schnauss – ‘I Take Comfort In Your Ignorance (Tycho Remix)’

New Music Thursday is a day when we highlight several new records on the FM dial at 93.1, but I often use the day as an excuse to push a track from my personal stash […]




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