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.

Japanese Breakfast

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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Japanese Breakfast

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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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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She Drew the Gun – Something For the Pain

This week’s Best In Show comes courtesy of Liverpudlian newcomers, She Drew the Gun. “Something For the Pain” is a slow burning groover to heat you up this winter. The song can be found on the band’s sophomore album, Revolution of Mind, available now from Skeleton Key Records. For more information visit shedrewthegun.com.

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Marianne Faithfull – The Gypsy Faerie Queen (feat. Nick Cave)

Our Best In Show this week suits the January-weather-in-November we’ve been experiencing recently. From two legends, Marianne Faithfull & Nick Cave, comes the gorgeous “The Gypsy Faerie Queen” from Marianne’s recent album, Negative Capability. The album is available now. For more information visit mariannefaithfull.org.uk.

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Snail Mail – Pristine

We have a delightful indie rock Best In Show for you this week from Lindsey Jordan and her band, Snail Mail. “Pristine” can be found on their debut album, Lush, available now from Matador Records. For more information please visit snailmail.band.

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Becky Warren – Carmen

Our Best In Show this week takes us to Nashville for the quirky new wave/country hybrid sounds of Becky Warren. “Carmen” can be found on the singer/songwriter’s sophomore album, Undesirable, available now. For more information visit beckywarren.com.

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Steve Mason – Stars Around My Heart

We always love songs that mention radio, and if they have a positive uplifting vibe, even better. This week’s Best In Show, “Stars Around My Heart,” is from former Beta Band man, Steve Mason, who has been laying low for a few years. We’re glad he’s back, and it sounds as if he is too....

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