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Pleased To Meet Me, The Pleasure Is All Yours

Album Cover Art Courtesy Secretly Canadian

Monday, July 20

Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was is the upcoming release from Bright Eyes and marks the band’s first album of new material in nearly a decade. We’ll hear selections from it as well as music from Ascension, the upcoming album from Sufjan Stevens.

Tuesday, July 21

Los Angeles’ Illuminati Hotties returns with a new release, Free I.H.: This Is Not The One You've Been Waiting For, the first in two years from the Los Angeles-based group. Listen for music from it as well as music from the latest by The Bobby Lees.

Credit Album Cover Art Courtesy Warner Bros Records
The Flaming Lips' 'American Head'

Wednesday, July 22

American Head is the upcoming effort from The Flaming Lips and is being heralded as a return to the band’s sound of the late 1990s and early 2000s, as heard on albums such as The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots. We’ll hear music from this new recording as well as selections from Samantha Crain, Bill Frisell, and Guided By Voices.

Credit Album Cover Art Courtesy Rhino Records
'Pleased To Meet Me' from The Replacements

Thursday, July 23

Released in 1987, Pleased To Meet Me marked the one and only time that Minneapolis’ The Replacements recorded as a trio. Having fired founding member and guitarist Bob Stinson before the sessions began, the group retreated to Memphis to record one of its most beloved albums, which included such staples as “Valentine,” “Can’t Hardly Wait” and the minor hit, “Alex Chilton.” The record will be issued in deluxe form this autumn. We’ll hear some advanced selections from that set on this episode as well as music from Bonnie Whitmore, David Ramirez and Yo La Tengo. 

Credit Album Cover Art Courtesy Verve
'Blackbirds' from Bettye LaVette

Friday, July 24

Listen for new music from Bettye LaVette as well as selections from Curtis Mayfield, Kandace Springs and others.

Saturday, July 25

We’ll hear live music from Phish’s classic set Hampton Comes Alive as well as songs from Tim Buckley, Jeff Buckley, and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

Jedd Beaudoin is host/producer of the nationally syndicated program Strange Currency. He has also served as an arts reporter, a producer of A Musical Life and a founding member of the KMUW Movie Club. As a music journalist, his work has appeared in Pop Matters, Vox, No Depression and Keyboard Magazine.