BEST in SHOW

Think of BEST in SHOW as a kibble-sized version of radioUNLEASHED. Each week, we’ll search the kennel high and low and select one sonic purebred to highlight here. It might be a yummy new tune, an under-appreciated old bone or an old dog’s guilty pleasure.

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David Mead – Bedtime Story

Settle in for this week’s Best In Show, “Bedtime Story“, by Nashville-based David Mead. Its been a while since we’ve heard from David, and we’re extremely happy to hear some new music from him. “Bedtime Story” is the first single from his new album, Cobra Pumps, available now! For more information visit davidmead.com.

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David Mead – Bedtime Story

Settle in for this week’s Best In Show, “Bedtime Story“, by Nashville-based David Mead. Its been a while since we’ve heard from David, and we’re extremely happy to hear some new music from him. “Bedtime Story” is the first single from his new album, Cobra Pumps, available now! For more information visit davidmead.com.

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Josh Ritter – Old Black Magic

Our pick for Best In Show this week is “Old Black Magic” from long time fave, Josh Ritter. Josh has a new album, Fever Breaks, coming out in April. It was produced by another favorite of ours, Jason Isbell, and Josh is backed on it by Jason’s band, The 400 Unit. Good rockin’ & great...

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J.S. Ondara – American Dream

This week’s Best In Show is a tune we’ve been meaning to get to for a couple of months now: “American Dream” is by Nairobi born & raised, Minneapolis-based, singer/songwriter J.S. Ondara. The song can be found on his debut album, Tales of America, available February 15 from Verve Records.

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Foxwarren – Everything Apart

Our Best In Show this week goes to Foxwarren for the post-rock-ish “Everything Apart,” from their self-titled debut album, available now from Anti Records. For more information visit foxwarren.bandcamp.com.

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Toro y Moi – Freelance

Our Best In Show this week is from native South Carolinian, Toro y Moi (aka Chaz Bear). The subtle funk of “Freelance” promises great things to come, and can be found on his most recent album, Outer Peace, available now on Carpark Records. For more information visit toroymoi.com.

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Bodega – How Did This Happen

Following last week’s Best In Show from the Specials, we’re keeping the pressure on with “How Did This Happen” from Brooklyn’s Bodega. This indie punk-inspired rocker can be found on their debut album, Endless Scroll, available now from What’s Your Rupture? Records. For more information visit bodegabk.bandcamp.com.

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The Specials – Vote For Me

Our first Best In Show selection of 2019 features some old favorites who are back in a big way! “Vote For Me” is by The Specials, and its their first new release with lead singer Terry Hall since the 1981 release of their smash hit, “Ghost Town.” “Vote For Me” picks up where they left...

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radio UNLEASHED – 2018 Best In Show Playlist!

All 51 of our 2018 Best In Show selections in one handy playlist! Happy holidays everyone…see you in 2019. xo Omni – Southbound Station Big Thief – Mythological Beauty Catholic Action – New Year Bahamas – Way With Words Hiss Golden Messenger – Domino (Time Will Tell) Lane 8 – No Captain (feat. POLIÇA) Tracey...

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Moscow Apartment – Orange

Our Best In Show this week goes to new Canadian duo, Moscow Apartment, with “Orange“. Working off a classic indie-pop sound solidified in the past by the likes of Camera Obscura, Belle & Sebastian, and others, this is a gem of a tune! It’s available now as a single from HandsomeBoy Records. For more information...

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Amen Dunes – Miki Dora

Named after a surfing pioneer and early superstar of the sport, our Best In Show this week is “Miki Dora” by Amon Dunes. The song can be found on the band’s fifth album, Freedom, available now from Sacred Bones Records. For more information visit amendunes.com.

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