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

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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P.P. Arnold – Baby Blue

We’re happy to present P.P. Arnold‘s “Baby Blue” as this week’s Best In Show! Meticulously produced by Ocean Colour Scene’s Steve Cradock, the immediately classic sounding recording is included on The New Adventures of P.P. Arnold, her first album in 51 years! The album will be released on August 9. For more info please visit...

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Harvest Ministers – Summer’s Here Again

In keeping with the season, this week’s Best In Show is from Dublin’s own Harvest Ministers! The latest single from the long running nom de plume of songwriter Will Merriman, “Summer’s Here Again” is (as he says) “…best enjoyed from the comfort of a rocking chair wearing a Kinks’ t-shirt or similar.” For more info...

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Japanese Breakfast – Head Over Heels

We’re keeping things cool around here with this week’s Best In Show. It’s Japanese Breakfast with a beautiful version of “Head Over Heels” by Tears For Fears. For more information visit japanesebreakfast.rocks.

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Faye Webster – Right Side of My Neck

Our Best In Show this week visits with Atlanta-based singer/songwriter Faye Webster. The laid back country/indie-hybrid sounds of “Right Side of My Neck” are doing it for us right about now. The tune can be found on her latest album, Atlanta Millionaires Club, available now from Secretly Canadian Records. For more info visit fayewebster.com.

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Holy Pinto – Gold Leaf

If anything, this week’s Best In Show should win an award for the year’s sweetest video. Join Holy Pinto (aka Aymen Saleh) for a performance of “Gold Leaf” in a tiny bar in a tiny Nebraskan town. Now based in the U.S., the song can be found on the British singer/songwriter’s second album, Adult. For...

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The Waterboys – Where the Action Is

“I wanna hear one song that tells how I feel…” Its what we do every day and every week. This week’s Best In Show delivers big time! Mike Scott and the Waterboys bring us the big-time-rock-title cut from their new album, Where the Action Is, available now from the Cooking Vinyl label. For more info...

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Fruit Bats – Gold Past Life

Our Best In Show this week is from long time indie rock faves, Fruit Bats. “Gold Past Life” is the title cut from their new album available later this week from Merge Records. For more info visit fruitbatsmusic.com.

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Keb Mo – This Is My Home

Twenty five years in, and Keb Mo shows no signs of slowing down. “This Is My Home,” this week’s Best In Show, is the lead track from Keb’s latest long player, Oklahoma, due out on June 14. For more information visit kebmo.com.

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Hatchie – Stay With Me

Here in this unofficial start of the summer season we’re grooving thanks to the shoegaze-dance vibes of this week’s Best In Show. “Stay With Me” is by Australia’s Hatchie, aka Harriette Pilbeam. The tune can be found on her soon-to-be-released debut album, Keepsake. For more information visit hatchie.net.

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