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New Music From Panda Bear, The Decemberists, Murder By Death, And Justin Townes Earle

Saturday, January 17: Panda Bear Meets The Grim Reaper is the latest release from former Animal Collective vocalist Noah Lennox, who has just released his fifth album. We’ll hear selections from it as well as from Big Dark Love, the upcoming release by Indiana’s Murder By Death.

Monday, January 19: Listen for selections from the new release by River Whyless, a band that recalls the music of Fleet Foxes, Marissa Nadler and others as well as selections from Yeah Okay, I Know the latest from singer-songwriter Christian Lee Hutson.

Tuesday, January 20: Wilco Alpha Mike Foxtrot is a massive boxed set highlighting rarities from the first 20 years of music from Wilco. We’ll hear selections from that as well as from Face The Music, the sprawling boxed set from Bruce Springsteen guitarist Nils Lofgren.

Wednesday, January 21: After his 1987 breakout all-instrumental album Surfing With The Alien guitarist Joe Satriani surprised fan when his follow-up album featured vocals and a broader variety of guitar-oriented songs. We’ll hear from that follow-up recording, 1989’s Flying In A Blue Dream as well as selections from Hotele the 1997 release from Kansas band Ulu.

Thursday, January 22: Wrong Kata trio is a Kansas-based band featuring members from the United States, Finland, and Jamaica. We’ll hear selections from the band’s rock and jazz influenced 2014 album as well as music from Kuzin. Kuzin is the solo moniker of Jessica Maros, a Los Angeles-based by way of Nashville artist and one half of the critically acclaimed duo Escondido. Her solo debut Cavity, produced by Bill Reynolds, Grammy-nominated producer and member of Band of Horses, ranges from stripped-down acoustic confessionals to fuzzy, full-band freak-outs.

Friday, January 23: What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World is the latest release from The Decembrists and the group’s first LP since 2011. Although past albums saw the group write records that had intentional thematic connections, the band attempted a more spontaneous approach on this album. We’ll hear selections from it as well as from Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance, the brand new recording from Belle and Sebastian.

Saturday, January 24: Absent Fathers is the latest release from singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle. Conceived as a double LP with his 2014 release Single Mothers, this new recording carries some of the same musical and thematic connections while maintaining its own identity. We’ll hear from it as well as from Fear and Saturday Night, the new recording by singer-songwriter Ryan Bingham.

Monday, January 26: Live At The Orpheum documents one show during the 2014 tour by legendary British progressive rock band King Crimson and features favorites such as “Starless” and “One More Red Nightmare” and “Sailor’s Tale.” We’ll hear selections from that release as well as songs from longtime King Crimson member Tony Levin’s 2014 collaboration with his brother Pete as Levin Brothers.

Tuesday, January 27: Tomorrow Is My Turn is the first solo effort from Carolina Chocolate Drops founder Rhiannon Giddens. We’ll hear songs from that as well as from Fair Warning, the debut release from The Rails, featuring Kami Thompson, daughter of legendary singer/songwriters Richard and Linda Thompson.

Wednesday, January 28: No Cities to Love is the first album in 10 years by Sleater-Kinney (guitarist/vocalist Carrie Brownstein, vocalist/guitarist Corin Tucker, and drummer Janet Weiss), who came crashing out of the '90s Pacific Northwest riot grrrl scene, setting a new bar for punk's political insight and emotional impact. Formed in Olympia, WA in 1994, Sleater-Kinney were hailed as "America's best rock band" by Greil Marcus in Time and have been on an indefinite hiatus since 2006. We’ll hear selections from this new recording as well as songs from Exile in Guyville, the 1993 debut album from Liz Phair.

Thursday, January 29: We’ll hear music from the new self-titled release by Bully and selections by Smashing Pumpkins from the band’s 2014 release Monuments To An Elegy.

Friday, January 30: We'll hear selections from the upcoming Bob Dylan album, Shadows In The Night. The record is released February 3. Plus selections from the new surprise release from Bjork.

Saturday, January 31: We’ll preview our February featured artists Steve Earle and The Avett Brothers.