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May 21st 2018 – May 27th 2018 – Jono McCleery – Know Who You Are At Every Age

This week’s Best In Show is from UK singer/songwriter, Jono McCleery, with a beautiful reimagining of the Cocteau Twins’ “Know Who You Are At Every Age.” Broken down to a mostly acoustic arrangement, the song stands up, and in some respects is even better than the original. Jono’s version can be found on his latest album, Seeds of A Dandelion, available now. For more information visit

radio UNLEASHED #1505

Artist – Title (Album/Label)

Bear Hands – Back Seat Driver (single/Spensive Sounds)
HalfNoise – She Said (single/Congrats)
Vacationer – Magnetism (single/Downtown)
Melody’s Echo Chamber – Breathe In, Breathe Out (Bon Voyage/Fat Possum
Cherry Glazerr – Juicy Sock (single/Secretly Canadian)
Morgan Saint – Just Friends (17 Hero/Sony)
Amy Shark – Drive You Mad (Night Thinker EP/Wonderlick)
Family of The Year – Hold Me Down (single/Reprise)
The Head and The Heart – Rhythm & Blues (Signs of Light/Warner)
Cheekface – Glendale (single/New Professor)
Maria Taylor – Real Life (Trump Era) (Friends and Family Vol. 1/Flower Moon)
Tracyanne & Danny – Alabama (Tracyanne & Danny/Merge)
Flasher – Skim Milk (single/Domino)
Brazilian Girls – Go Out More Often (Let’s Make Love/Six Degrees)
Haley Hendrickx – The Bug Collector (I Need To Start a Garden/Mama Bird)
Jono McCleery – Know Who You Are At Every Age (Seeds of A Dandelion/Counter)
A Beacon School – It’s Late (Cola/Grind Select)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Hunnybee (Sex & Food/Jagjaguwar)
Yellow Days – The Way Things Change (single/Sony Music UK)
Mazzy Star – Quiet, The Winter Harbor (Still EP/Rhymes of An Hour)
Rachael Yamagata – Deal Breaker (Chesapeake/Frankenfish)
Elton John – Madman Across The Water (Madman Across The Water/DJM)

May 14th 2018 – May 20th 2018 – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Talking Straight

It’s what we do…”Talking Straight” is our latest Best In Show from Australia’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever. We’ve been playing these guys over the last year or so, and with the imminent release of Hope Downs, their debut album (thanks, Sub Pop Records!), we’re very happy! The album will be available on June 15…for more information visit

radio UNLEASHED #1504 – Happy Mother’s Day!

Artist – Title (Album/Label)

The Pretenders – Hymn To Her (Get Close/Warner Music)
Sinead O’Conner – This Is To Mother You (Gospel Oak/Warner Chappel)
Brandi Carlile – The Mother (By The Way, I Forgive You/Elektra)
The Decemberists – My Mother Was a Chinese Trapeze Artist (5 Songs/Hush)
Hurray For The Riff Raff – Look Out Mama (Look Out Mama/Loose Music)
Nathaniel Rateliff & Night Sweats – Hey Mama (Tearing at The Seams/Bottleneck)
The Band – Rag Mama Rag (The Last Waltz Sampler/Warner)
Paul Simon – That Was Your Mother (Graceland/AIARG)
James Brown – Mother Popcorn (It’s A Mother/Universal)
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band – Mama’s Fried Potatoes (The Whole Fam Damnily/ SideOneDummy)
The Who – Squeeze Box (The Who By Numbers/Polydor)
Ben Harper – Mama’s Got a Girlfriend Now (Welcome To The Cruel World/Virgin)
Rhiannon Giddons and SonicNewYork – Mamasong (demo/Rhiannon Giddons)
Vienna Teng – Grandmother’s Song (Inland Territory/Rounder)
Sufjan Stevens – Decauter, or, Round of Applause For Your Stepmother (Illinois/Asthmatic Kitty)
Cream – Mothers’ Lament (Disraeli Gears/Universal)
The Shirelles – Mama Said (Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?/Gusto)
Elvis Presley – That’s All Right Mama (Essential/Sony)
Grateful Dead – Mama Tried (live) (Grateful Dead/Warner)
Michelle Shocked – Anchorage (Short Sharp Shocked/Mighty Sound)
Bob Dylan – Shake Shake Mama (Together Through Life/Sony)
The Morning Benders – Mother and Child Reunion (single/The Morning Benders)
Iron & Wine – Mothers of The Rodeo (Rare and Unreleased/Iron & Wine)
Sun Kil Moon – I Can’t Live Without My Mother’s Love (Benji/Caldo Verde)
The Beatles – Julia (The White Album/Apple)
Fleetwood Mac – Landslide (Fleetwood Mac/Warner)
Johnny Cash – There’s Always a Mother Waiting at Home (Personal File/Sony)
William Butler Yeats – The Song of The Old Mother (In Their Own Voices/Saland)
The Rolling Stones – Mother’s Little Helper (Aftermath/Decca)
The Kinks – Some Mother’s Son (Arthur/Sanctuary)
J.J. Cale – Crazy Mama (Naturally/Universal)
Nat King Cole – My Mother Told Me (Classic Singles/Capitol)
Bruce Cockburn – Mama Just Wants To Barrelhouse All The Time (Night Vision/True North)

radio UNLEASHED #1503

Artist – Title (Album/Label)

The Lemon Twigs – Foolin’ Around (single/4AD)
Jim James – Just a Fool (Uniform Distortion/ATO)
Soccer Mommy – Your Dog (Clean/Fat Possum)
Hockey Dad – Sweet Release (Blend Inn/Kanine)
Gaz Coombes – Deep Pockets (World’s Strongest Man/Gaz Coombes)
The Cure – Jumping Someone Else’s Train (Three Imaginary Boys/Fiction)
Whyte Horses – Empty Words (single/CRC Music)
Sam Valdez – Farther Away (single/Nevado Music)
Leon Bridges – Beyond (Good Thing/Columbia)
A Big Yes and a small no – Stranger Things (Mise En Abyme/Royal Potato Family)
Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson – Bad Dreams (Apart/Capitol)
Boy Azooga – Face Behind Her Cigarette (1,2 Kung Fu!/Heavenly)
Video Age – Hold On (I Was Wrong) (single/Posh Rocket)
Ç feat. Odie – Lucy (single/Still Woozy)
Otis Stacks – Little Pretty (Fashion Drunk/Underdog)
Sting & Shaggy – Morning Is Coming (44/876/A&M Interscope)
Angie Aparo – Bicycle Kings (Life is a Flower…/Schoolkids)
Elohim – Panic Attacks (Elohim/Elohim Music)
Wye Oak – Lifer (The Louder I Call…/Merge)
Haley Hendrickx – Oom Sha La La (single/Mama Bird Recording)
Porches – Goodbye (The House/Domino)
PillowTalk – Been a Long Time (single/PillowTalk Music)
Tracey Thorn – Queen (Record/Merge)
Stars Ship – To Shore (single/Last Gang Records)
Cones – First Time (single/Dangerbird)
Jono McLeary – Gabriel (Seeds of a Dandelion/Counter Records)
Family of the Year – Let Her Go (Goodbye Sunshine…/Reprise)
Oak & Ash – For You (single/Oak & Ash)
John Bramwell – From The Shore (Leave Alone The Empty Spaces/27:27)
Sarah Shook & The Disarmers – Dwight Yoakam (Sidelong/Bloodshot)

radio UNLEASHED #1502

Artist – Title (Album/Label)

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Talking Straight (Hope Downs/Sub Pop)
Say Sue Me – Old Town (Damnably/Electric Muse)
The Pretenders – Message of Love (Pretenders II/Sire)
Brazilian Girls – Let’s Make Love (Let’s Make Love/Six Degrees)
Eels – Today Is The Day (The Deconstruction/E Works)
The Record Company – Life To Fix (single/Concord)
Morphine – Thursday (Cure For Pain/Rykodisc)
Moon Hooch – Acid Mountain (Light it Up EP/Hornblow)
Field Music – Share A Pillow (Open Here/Memphis Industries)
King Tuff – Psycho Star (The Other/Sub Pop)
Wye Oak – The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs (The Louder I Call/Merge)
Bleachers – Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song) (Love, Simon OST/RCA)
Grant Lee Phillips – Walk In Circles (Widdershins/Yep Roc)
Mark Germino & The Sluggers – Rex Bob Lowenstein (Radartown/RCA)
Lord Huron – Lost In Time and Space (Vide Noir/Whispering Pines)
Gaz Coombes – Walk The Walk (World’s Strongest Man/Gaz Coombes)
Eleanor Friedburger – Make Me A Song (Rebound/Frenchkiss)
Rex Orange County – Loving Is Easy (single/Alex O’Conner)
Dr. Dog – Listening In (single/We Buy Gold)
Westerman – Roads (Call and Response single/Blue Flowers)
First Aid Kit – Fireworks (Ruins/Columbia)
I’m With Her – I-89 (See You Around/Rounder)
Current Swell – When To Talk and… (When To Talk…/Nettwerk)
Teddybears – Hustla (feat. Ward 21) (single/Teddybear)
Sofi Tukker – That’s It (Im Crazy) (single/Sofi Tukker)
Prince – Peach (xtended Jam) (RIP One Nite Alone/NPG)

April 23rd 2018 – April 29th 2018 – Neko Case – Hell-On

Our Best In Show this week is from the one and only Neko Case – no stranger to radio UNLEASHED. Both solo, and as a member of the New Pornographers, Case continues to carve a unique artistic path for herself. “Hell-On” is the title track from her first solo album in about five years, and it will be available on June 1st via Anti Records. For more information visit

radio UNLEASHED #1501

Artist – Title (Album/Label)

Eli Paperboy Reed – As I Live and Breathe (El Paperboy Reed Meets…/Yep Roc)
Jackie Wilson – (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me)… (Higher & Higher/Brunswick)
Them – Gloria (The Angry Young Them/Decca)
Hollis Brown – Run Right To You (single/Hollis Brown)
Monophonics – Beggin’ (single/Juno)
Talking Heads – I Zimbra (Fear of Music/Sire)
Parquet Courts – Wide Awake (Wide Awake/Rough Trade)
De La Soul – All Good (Sylow Remix) (Soundcloud/De La Soul)
Club Des Belugas – Straight To Memphis (Forward/ChinChin)
Frank Turner – Blackout (Be More Kind/Polydor)
Mt. Joy – Silver Lining (Mt. Joy/Dualtone)
Bedouine – One Of These Days (Bedouine/Spacebomb)
Rex Orange County – Sunflower (clean edit) (bcos u will never b free/Rex Orange County)
Sam Evian – Health Machine (You, Forever/Saddle Creek)
John Prine – Knockin’ On Your Screen Door (The Tree of Forgiveness/Oh Boy)
Old Crow Medicine Show – Dixie Avenue (Volunteer/Sony Music)
The Mammals – Fork In The Road (Sunshiner/Humble Abode)
Hiss Golden Messenger – Domino (Time Will Tell) (Hallelujah Anyhow/Merge)
Mike Costa – Sharon (Santa Rosa Fangs/Dangerbird)
Parker Milsap – Fine Line (Other Arrangements/Okrahoma)
Neko Case – Hell-On (Hell-On/Anti)
Cicada Rhythm – America’s Open Roads (Everywhere I Go/New West)
Nïlüfre Yanya – Baby Luv (single/ATO Records)
Brett Dennon – Let’s (Let’s EP/Downtown Records)
Habibi Nedayeh – Bahar (single/Modern Sky USA)
Until The Ribbon Breaks – Here Comes The Feeling (single/Peter Lawrie Winfield)
Calexico – End of The World With You (The Thread That Keeps Us/Anti)
Josh Rouse – Woman and The Wind (Love In The Modern Age/Yep Roc)
Benjamin Lazar Davis – A Love Song Seven Ways (Aingle/Benjamin Lazar Davis)
Rainbow Kitten Surprise – Fever Pitch (How To: Friend, Love, Freefall/Elektra)