New Music Thursday

Lorde Performs Live In Dunedin

New Music Thursday Highlights

Thursday is a day dedicated to new music at XRT. Hear album previews, deeper cuts from recent releases, and more all day long including New Noise at Nine, an hour dedicated to new music releases.


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New Music Thursday Highlights

New Music Thursday is dedicated to album previews, deeper cuts from albums already released, and more.



New Noise at Nine Playlist from Thursday October 16, 2014

Foo Fighters are making a HUGE deal out of the release of their eighth studio album Sonic Highways. The record, due next month, accompanies a rock documentary (trailer below). The first song from the album, “Something From […]


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New Music Thursday: Alvvays – ‘Archie, Marry Me’ [Watch]

It’s New Music Thursday on the air at XRT, so we might as well bring the party over to…  Alvvays are a Canadian band that have been getting some play on our Monday night […]


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New Noise at Nine Playlist from Thursday October 9, 2014

XRT listeners were among the first people in the country to hear Pink Floyd’s first new music in 20 years. “Louder Than Words” is the sole song with vocals on the entire two-disc release The Endless […]


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New Music Thursday Highlights

Hear the Chicago premiere of a new song from Pink Floyd – just after 10am on Terri Hemmert’s show! We’ll also play a brand new song from The Who! And a preview of Billy Idol’s first new album in almost a decade! (What YEAR is this?!!) Hear Lorde’s new song from the upcoming Hunger Games sequel, plus previews of new albums from Bryan Ferry, Annie Lennox, Jackson Browne, Damien Rice, and TV On The Radio. Other highlights include more from U2, Robert Plant, (Jeff) Tweedy, and brand new albums by Jackson Browne, John Mellencamp, Ryan Adams, Counting Crows, Spoon, Lucinda Williams, Johnny Marr, Mike Doughty, Paolo Nutini, John Hiatt, Sinead O’Connor, Delta Spirit, Ty Segall, The Afghan Whigs, The New Pornographers, and Interpol.


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New Music Thursday Highlights

All day today you can let us know what you want to hear on new music Thursday. Vote here to let us hear your say on what tracks from Songs Of Innocence you want to hear.


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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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