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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Mercury Rev feat. Norah Jones – Okolona River Bottom Band

In keeping with this week’s cover songs theme, we bring you our latest Best In Show (and their second for the year) – “Okolona River Bottom Band” by Mercury Rev featuring Norah Jones. It’s from their latest album, Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited, itself a cover of Bobbie Gentry’s 1968 album of the same name. For more info visit

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Mercury Rev feat. Norah Jones – Okolona River Bottom Band

In keeping with this week’s cover songs theme, we bring you our latest Best In Show (and their second for the year) – “Okolona River Bottom Band” by Mercury Rev featuring Norah Jones. It’s from their latest album, Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited, itself a cover of Bobbie Gentry’s 1968 album of the same name. For more info visit

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(Sandy) Alex G – Hope

This week’s Best In Show is from Philadelphia native, (Sandy) Alex G. “Hope” is from his latest album, House of Sugar, and to paraphrase one of the YouTube comments, the album is going to make this fall bearable. For more info visit sandyalexg.com.

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Leeroy Stagger – Deeper Well

We’re digging into a “Deeper Well” for this week’s Best In Show. It’s from Canadian singer/songwriter Leeroy Stagger‘s latest album, Strange Path, available now from True North Records. For more info visit leeroystagger.com.

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Lana Del Rey – Norman effing Rockwell

Lana Del Rey is back with a new album! Lead track, “Norman F*&%! Rockwell” is our choice for this week’s Best In Show. For more info visit lanadelrey.com.

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Michael Kiwanuka – You Ain’t The Problem

It begins by sounding like Curtis Mayfield playing an Isley Brothers tune, and just gets better from there. “You Ain’t the Problem” is this this week’s Best In Show. It’s from the third album by Michael Kiwanuka, simply titled Kiwanuka. Here in the US, most folks will know him from the theme song to the...

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Some Sprouts – Someone You Love

We unleash some indie pop magic with this week’s Best In Show. “Someone You Love” is the latest offering from Germany’s Some Sprouts. For more information visit somesprouts.de.

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Raphael Saadiq – So Ready

Mr. Raphael Saadiq has a new album and we’re all over it! This week’s Best In Show, “So Ready“, is from the recently released Jimmy Lee. Turn it up! For more info visit raphaelsaadiqmusic.com.

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Caamp – Peach Fuzz

This week our Best In Show is “Peach Fuzz” by CAAMP. The band came to life in Athens, Ohio and began as a project between childhood friends Taylor Meier and Evan Westfall, who met at a summer camp in middle school. Their second album, By and By is on Mom+Pop Records and these guys represent...

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Wilder Woods – Supply & Demand

We’re staying the summertime groove with our Best In Show selections. This week it’s “Supply & Demand” by self-described “connoisseur of intention on the winding road to ruin”, Wilder Woods. The song can be found on the very recently released self-titled album, courtesy of Atlantic Records. For more information visit iamwilderwoods.com.

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Toro y Moi – Ordinary Pleasure

Although its entitled “Ordinary Pleasure,” this week’s Best In Show is extraordinarily groovy. We always have time for Toro y Moi here at radio UNLEASHED. The song can be found TYM’s latest album, Outer Peace, available now on Carpark Records. For more info visit toroymoi.com.

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