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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Rainbow Kitten Surprise – Heart

We head south for this week’s Best In Show to Boone, NC, with “Heart” from Rainbow Kitten Surprise. The breezy tune can be found on their new album, Mary (b-sides), available now. For more information visit rksband.com.

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Fontaines D.C. – Big

Just in from Dublin are Fontaines DC with the driving “Big” – our Best In Show selection for the week. Who says rock is dead? The tune can be found on debut album, Dogrel, available now from Partisan Records. For more information visit fontainesband.com.

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Tame Impala – Borderline

Tame Impala is back with their second single of 2019, and this week’s Best In Show. “Borderline” recently wowed ’em at the Coachella festival, and we hope it wows you! For more information visit tameimpala.com.

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Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Read My Mind

Australia’s Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever keep moving from strength to strength. This includes new single, “Read My Mind,” our Best In Show for this week. The tune is actually a B-side from a single released back in February called “In the Capital.” For more information visit rollingblackoutsband.com.

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Devon Gilfillian – Here and Now

We’re headed into southern soul territory for this week’s Best In Show: “Here and Now” is from Philly native and Nashville-based, Devon Gilfillian. It can be found on his new album, Get Out and Get It, available now from Capitol Records. Go out and get more information at devongilfillian.com.

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Pure Bathing Culture – Devotion

Our pick for this week’s Best In Show is “Devotion” from Portland’s Pure Bathing Culture. The tune features on their newest album, Night Pass, available on April 26. For more information visit purebathingculture.com.

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Vampire Weekend – This Life

Heading into warmer weather means finding tunes that suit the mood. Our Best In Show this week fits the bill: “This Life,” from the new Vampire Weekend album, Father of the Bride. The album will be available May 3. For more information visit vampireweekend.com.

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Jenny Lewis – Red Bull & Hennessy

The new album from Jenny Lewis, On the Line, is garnering mucho attention, and rightly so…it’s great! For this week’s Best In Show we’re going with “Red Bull & Hennessy” which includes an all-star backing band: Ringo Starr & Jim Keltner on drums, Don Was on bass, and Benmont Tench on keys. The album is...

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Stealing Sheep – Joking Me

Straight out of Liverpool comes this week’s Best In Show, “Joking Me,” by Stealing Sheep. The bouncy electro track can be found on their third and latest album, Big Wows, available on April 19 from Heavenly Recordings. For more information visit facebook.com/stealingsheep.

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