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January 15th 2017 – January 21st 2018 – Catholic Action – New Year

This week we’re pleased to bring you a rockin’ new Best In Show from Scotland’s Catholic Action as we kick off the “New Year” in earnest. This is the second Best In Show from these guys, and like the first, this track can be found on their debut album, In Memory of, available now! Keep an eye on this great band by visiting

radio UNLEASHED #1487

Artist – Title (Album/Label)

Catholic Action – New Year (In Memory Of/Modern Sky)
The New Pornographers – This is The World of the Theater (Whiteout Conditions/Concord)
Anna Burch – Tea-Soaked Letter (Quit The Curse/Polyvinyl)
Eyelids – Falling Eyes (Or/Jealous Butcher)
Van William – The Country (Countries/Fantasy)
Chris Stapleton – Broken Halos (From A Room Vol 1/Mercury Nashville)
Ty Segall – My Lady’s On Fire (single/Drag City)
Nikki Lane – Jackpot (Highway Queen/New West)
Pokey LaFarge – Better Man Than Me (Manic Revelations/Universal)
The Mavericks – Easy As It Seems (Brand New Day/Mono Mundo)
Jay Som – One More Time, Please (Everybody Works/Polyvinyl)
Julien Baker – Appointments (Turn Out The Lights/Matador)
Aquilo – Thin (ii Side A EP/Island)
Tall Heights – Spirit Cold (Neptune/At the Harm Farm)
Bahamas – Way With Words (Earthtones/Republic)
Horrorshow – Cherry Blossom (Bardo State/Elegant Traks)
Bay Ledges – Safe (single/Bay Ledges)
Sampha – Blood On Me (Process/Young Turks)
CCFX – The One To Wait (CCFX EP/DFA)
Hundred Waters – Parade (Communicating/OWSLA)
Emmit Fenn – Lost In Space (single/TH3RD BRAIN)
Straight White Teeth – Lifetime (single/Straight White Teeth)
Beacon – Marion (single/Ghostly)
Joan Shelley – The Push and Pull (Joan Shelley/No Quarter)
Julie Byrne – Natural Blue (Not Even Happiness/Ba Da Bing!)
Moses Sumney – Plastic (Aromanticism/Jagjaguwar)
Penguin Café – Wheels Within Wheels (The Imperfect Sea/Erased Tapes)

January 8th 2017 – January 14th 2018 – Big Thief – Mythological Beauty

Although released back in June of 2017, we’re making “Mythological Beauty” by Brooklyn’s Big Thief our Best In Show for the week. Why? Firstly, its a cool tune, and secondly, they made a nice wintery video for the song. Their album, Capacity, will you warm you up, and it’s available now from Saddle Creek Records. Visit for more info.

radio UNLEASHED #1486 – Best of 2017 Pt. 2

Artist – Title (Album/Label)

Rolling Blackout Coastal Fever – French Press (French Press EP/Sub Pop)
Kevin Morby – City Music (City Music/Dead Oceans)
Moon Taxi – Too High (single/12th South)
Sylvan Esso – Die Young (What Now/Loma Vista)
Big Thief – Mythological Beauty (Capacity/Saddle Creek)
Father John Misty – Total Entertainment Forever (Pure Comedy/Sub Pop)
Jade Bird – Cathedral (Something American EP/Glassnote)
Amy Shark – Adore (single/Wonderlick)
Jay Som – The Bus Song (Everybody Works/Polyvinyl)
Lo Tom – Overboard (Lo Tom/Barsuk)
Japanese Breakfast – The Body Is a Blade (Soft Sounds From Another Planet/Dead Oceans)
Diet Cig – Maid of the Mist (Swear I’m Good at This/French Kiss)
Waxahatchee – Silver (Out In The Storm/Merge Records)
Korey Dane – Half Asleep (Chamber Girls/Innovative Leisure)
Portugal. The Man – Feel it Still (single/Atlantic Records)
Alice Merton – No Roots (No Roots EP/Paper Plane)
Future Islands – Cave (The Far Field/4AD)
The xx – On Hold (I See You/Young Turks)
Juanes – Mis Planes Son Amarte (Mis Planes Son Amarte/Universal)
Beck – Up All Night (Colors/Capitol Records)
Penguin Prison – Turn It Up (single/Act Normal Music)
St. Vincent – Los Ageless (MASSEDUCTION/Loma Vista)
Alvvays – In Undertow (Antisocialites/Polyvinyl)
Lorde – Green Light (Melodrama/Lava)
Jason Isbell – Something To Love (The Nashville Sound/Southeastern)
Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile – Over Everything (Lotta Sea Lice/Matador/Milk!)
Angel OIsen – Give It Up (My Woman/Jagujaguwar)
JD McPherson – Lucky Penny (Undivided Heart and Soul/New West)

radio UNLEASHED #1485 – Best of 2017 Pt. 1 – Happy New Year!

Artist – Title (Album/Label)

Valerie June – Got Soul The (Order Of Time/Concord Bicycle Music)
Dan Auerbach – Show Me (Waiting on A Song/Nonesuch)
Curtis Harding – On and On (Face Your Fear/Anti)
Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings – Matter of Time (Soul of A Woman/Daptone)
Sinkane – Favorite Song (Life & Livin’ It/City Slang)
Sallie Ford – Get Out (Get Out/Vanguard Concord)
Wand – Plum (Plum/Drag City)
Low Cut Connie – Revolution Rock n’ Roll (single/Ardent Music)
Hollis Brown – Run Right To You (single/Hollis Brown)
Cage The Elephant – Cold, Cold, Cold (Tell Me I’m Pretty/RCA)
Hurray For The Riff Raff – Living In The City (The Navigator/ATO)
Kevin Morby – Aboard My Train (City Music/Dead Oceans)
Pheobe Bridgers – Motion Sickness (Stranger In The Alps/Dead Oceans)
This Is The Kit – Moonshine Freeze (Moonshine Freeze/Rough Trade)
Spoon – Hot Thoughts (Hot Thoughts/Matador)
Aimee Mann – Goose Snow Cone (Mental Illness/SuperEgo)
Bedouine – One Of These Days (Bedouine/Spacebomb)
Nick Mulvey – Unconditional (Wake Up Now/Fiction)
The xx – I Dare You (I See You/Young Turks)
David Bazan – Disappearing Ink (Care/Undertow Music)
Omni – Southbound Station (Multi Task/Trouble In Mind)
Diet Cig – Barf Day (Swear I’m Good At This/French Kiss)
girlpool – Kiss and Burn (Powerplant/Anti)
Priests – Nothing Feels Natural (Nothing Feels Natural/Sister Polygon)
Japanese Breakfast – The Body Is A Blade (Soft Sounds From Another Planet/Dead Oceans)
The War on Drugs – Pain (A Deeper Understanding/Atlantic)
Jay Som – Baybee (Everybody Works/Polyvinyl)
Slowdive – Sugar For The Pill (Slowdive/Dead Oceans)
Nai Palm – Crossfire / So Into You (Needle Paw/Sony Classical)

December 25th 2017 – December 31st 2017 – Courtney Barnett – Boxing Day Blues (Revisited)

We go back to 2015 for this week’s Best In Show from Courtney Barnett, “Boxing Day Blues (Revisited)“. Courtney has had a deservedly fantastic 2017 thanks to the success of Lotta Sea Lice, the album she made with Kurt Vile. We wish Courtney, Kurt, you and everyone, nothing but the best of holidays, and the happiest of new years! Thanks for listening.

radio UNLEASHED #1484 – Merry Christmas!

Artist – Title

Bruce Cockburn – Mary Had a Baby
Jill Sobule – Merry Christmas From The Family
Maxwell, Miranda and Parsley – Too Many Santas
JD McPherson – Twinkle
Bob Dylan – Must Be Santa
Bodeans – Jingle Bell Rock
Raul Malo – Marshmallow World
The Band – Christmas Must Be Tonight
Jorma Kaukonen – Holiday Segue
Sonia Dada – Silver Bells
Brandi Carlile – O Holy Night
Rachael Yamagata – River
Noah Gunderson – Evergreen
Gordon Lightfoot – Circle of Steele
Manfred Mann – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Steve Miller – Band Winter Time
Graham Parker – Soul Christmas
Brenda Lee – Papa Noel
Elvis Presley – Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)
She & Him – Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree
Charles Brown – Merry Christmas Baby (alt version)
The Ronettes – Sleigh Ride
The Temptations – Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Peggy Lee – Ring Those Christmas Bells
The Chieftans – The Bells of Dublin – Christmas Eve
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – White Christmas
Red Foley & The Little Foleys – Frosty The Snowman
Dean Martin – Jingle Bells
Nat King Cole – Caroling, Caroling
Aretha Franklin – Kissin’ By The Mistletoe
Louis Prima – Shake Hands With Santa Claus
Ike & Tina Turner – Merry Christmas, Baby
Pee Pee Dynamite – Groovy Christmas & New Year
Lenka – All My Bells Are Ringing
George Harrison – Ding Dong, Ding Dong
Joey Ramone – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Maxwell, Miranda, Parsely – Going To Get The Tree
The Lumineers – Blue Christmas
Bruce Cockburn – Adeste Fidelis

radio UNLEASHED #1483

Artist – Title (Album/Label)

Angus & Julia Stone – Oakwood (Snow/Nettwerk)
Jade Bird – Lottery (live) (single/Glassnote)
This Is The Kit – Treehouse (Wriggle Out The Restless/Dreamboat)
Van Morrison – Transformation (Roll With The Punches/Exile)
Bruce Cockburn – Cry of A Tiny Babe (Nothing But A Burning Light/Columbia)
Diet Cig – Maid of The Midst (Swear I’m Good At This/French Kiss)
Girlpool – It Gets More Blue (Powerplant/Anti)
Phoebe Bridgers – Motion Sickness (Stranger in The Alps/Dead Oceans)
Mr Jukes (feat. Charles Bradley) – Grant Green (God First/Island)
Art Feynman – Feeling Good About Feeling Good (Blast Off Through The Wicker/Western Vinyl)
Rhye – Taste (Blood/Loma Vista)
Motez (feat. Antony & Cleopatra) – The Future (The Future/Sweat It Out)
Petit Biscuit (feat. Panama) – Waterfall (Presence/Petit Biscuit)
First Aid Kit – Fireworks (Ruins/Columbia)
Julie Byrne – Follow My Voice (Not Even Happiness/Ba Da Bing)
Nai Palm – Atoll (Needle Paw/Sony Classical)
The Iguanas – The First Kiss Is Free (Plastic 9 Volt Heart/Yep Roc)
The Barr Brothers – You Would Have To Lose Your Mind (Queens of the Breakers/Secret City)
Pegboard Nerds & Motopony – Free (single/Flowers Army)
Until The Ribbon Breaks – My Love (single/1405 Records)
Vallis Alps – So Settled (single/Vallis Alps)
Ten Fé – Single, No Return (single/Some Kinda Love)
Penguin Prison – Turn It Up (single/Act Normal)
Dan Croll – Tokyo (Emerging Adulthood/Kobalt Music)
Wild Child – Think It Over (Expectations/Dualtone)
Tame Impala – List of People (To Try and Forget About) (Currents B-Sides & Remixes EP/Modular)