radio UNLEASHED #1549

(Pictured: John Lee Hooker)

Andrew Bird – Bloodless (My Finest Work Yet/Loma Vista)
Mt. Joy – Sheep (Mt. Joy/Dualtone)
Yola – Lonely The Night (Walk Through Fire/Easy Eye Sounds)
The Quaker City Night Hawks – Pay To Play (QCNH/Lightning Rod)
John Lee Hooker – Chill Out (Things Gonna Change) (Boom Boom/Point Blank)
Night Shop – The One I Love (In The Break/Mare Records)
Paul Kelly – With The One I Love (Nature/EMI)
Sam Outlaw – Ghost Town (Angelino/Six Shooter)
The Felice Brothers – Undress (Undress/Yep Roc)
Koester – Out of the Cradle (Losers, Weepers/Steve Koester)
Triangle Fire – Little Furs (Everything Works/Raspado)
Vampire Weekend – Harmony Hall (Father of The Bride/Columbia)
Claude Fontaine – Pretending He Was You (single/Innovative Leisure)
Better Oblivion Community Center – Service Road (BOCC/Dead Oceans)
Big Thief – U.F.O.F. (U.F.O.F./4AD)
Jenny Lewis – Heads Gonna Roll (On The Line/Warner Brothers)
Anemone – Sunshine (Back to the Start) (Beat My Distance/Luminelle)
David Mead – Bedtime Story (Cobra Pumps/David Mead)
Roosevelt – Falling Back (single/W Records)
The Japanese House – You Seemed So Happy (Good At Falling/Dirty Hit)
Requin Chagrin – Clairvoyance (Sémaphoe/KMS Disques)
SOAK – Knock Me Off My Feet (Grim Town/Rough Trade)
Max Jury – Sweet Lie (Modern World/Marathon Artists)
The Orielles – Bobbi’s Second World (Silver Dollar Moment/Heavenly)
Charlotte Adigéry – High Lights (Zandoli/DEEWEE)
Stealing Sheep – Joking Me (Big Wows/Heavenly)
Maggie Rogers – Burning (Heard It On A Past Life/Debay Sounds)

Claude Fontaine – Pretending He Was You

Our Best In Show this week is by American newcomer, Claude Fontaine, with the Brazilian flavored “Pretending He Was You.” The song comes from the Los Angeles-based singer’s debut album which finds her French-influenced vocals floating over South American and Jamaican rhythms. It’s quite an intoxicating mix! The album will be available April 26 via the Innovative Leisure label. For more information visit facebook.com/Claude-Fontaine.

radio UNLEASHED #1548

(Pictured: St. Vincent)

Kelly Finnegan – I Don’t Wanna Wait (The Tales People Tell/Colemine)
Emilia Sisco – Don’t Believe You Like That (single/Timmion)
Yola – Shady Grove (Walk Through Fire/Easy Eye Sound)
Jorge Ben – Meus Fihos, Meu Tesouro (África Brasil/Phillips)
Claude Fontaine – Cry For Another (single/Innovative Leisure)
Sister Nancy – Bam Bam (One, Two/Techniques)
Ryan Bingham – America (American Love Song/Axster Bingham)
Atlas Genius – If So (acoustic) (single/Warner Brothers)
Jimmy LaFave – Leslie, Talk To Me (Highway Trance/Music Road)
J.S. Ondara – Lebanon (Tales of America/Verve)
Over The Rhine – Love & Revelation (Love & Revelation/Juno)
Lissie – Dreams (piano version) (When I’m Alone/Cooking Vinyl)
St. Vincent – New York (Masseducation/Universal)
Miya Follick – Stop Talking (Premonitions/Terrible)
Natalie Prass – Short Court Style (The Future and The Past/ATO)
Preston Lovinggood – Everything Will Be Okay (Consequences/Communicating Vessels)
Laura Stevenson – Living Room, NY (The Big Freeze/Don Giovanni)
Angelo De Augustine – You Needed Love, I Needed You (Reservoir Studio Session/Asthmatic Kitty)
Zerbs – Hypnotized (feat. Olivia Knight) (single/Nostalgia404)
Olivia Knight – Gravity (Gravity EP/797075 Records)
MUNYA – Benjamin (single/Luminelle)
Kevin Morby – No Halo (Oh My God/Dead Oceans)
Loma – Black Willow (Loma/Sub Pop)
The Jesus and Mary Chain – Just Like Honey (Psychocandy/Reprise)
Love and Rockets – All In My Mind (Express/Big Time)
Hozier – Angel of Small Death and the Codeine Scene (Hozier/Rubyworks)
The Cinematic Orchestra – A Caged Bird / Imitations of Life (single/Ninja Tune)
Beck – Tarantula (Music Inspired by The Film Roma/Columbia)
Peter Gabriel – Biko (live) (Plays Live/Geffen)

Lizzo – Juice

Every once in a while a song comes along that makes us think, “If this isn’t a hit, we have no idea what we’re doing.” “Juice” by Lizzo is one those tunes, and its our Best In Show for this week. Damn, this is fun! Her next album, Cuz I Love You, will be released in April by Atlantic Records. For more info visit lizzomusic.com.

radio UNLEASHED #1547 – WDUB Tribute

(Pictured: WDUB Radio)

The Icicle Works – Whisper To A Scream (Birds Fly) (The Icicle Works/Arista)
The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary (Love/Beggars Banquet)
U2 – The Electric Co. (Boy/Island)
The Alarm – Strength (Strength/IRS)
Yaz – Don’t Go (Upstairs At Eric’s/Sire)
Fine Young Cannibals – Johnny Come Home (Fine Young Cannibals/London)
The English Beat – Tears of a Clown (I Just Can’t Stop It/Shout! Factory)
Haircut 100 (Favourite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl) (Pelican West/Arista)
The Blasters (I’m Shakin’ (The Blasters/Slash Records)
Joe Jackson – I’m The Man (I’m The Man/A&M)
The Ramones – Rockaway Beach (Rocket To Russia/Sire)
Nick Lowe – So It Goes (Jesus of Cool/Columbia Records)
The Clash – Clampdown (London Calling/Epic)
The Smiths – Shoplifters of The World Unite (Louder Than Bombs/Sire)
INXS – Don’t Change (Shabooh Shoobah/Atco)
Violent Femmes – Kiss Off (Violent Femmes/Slash)
The Replacements – Kiss Me On The Bus (Tim/Sire)
Elvis Costello – Loveable (King of America/Columbia)
R.E.M. – Pretty Persuasion (Reckoning/IRS)
The Colourfield – Can’t Get Enough of You Baby (Virgins and Philistines/Chrysalis)
The Housemartins – Happy Hour (London 0 Hull 4/Elektra)
The Jam – Town Called Malice (The Gift/Polydor)
Talking Heads – Love Goes To a Building On Fire (The Name of This Band…/Sire)
Squeeze – Cool For Cats (Cool For Cats/A&M)
The Cure – Let’s Go To Bed (Japanese Whispers/Sire)
The Stranglers – Skin Deep (Aural Sculpture/Epic)
Howard Jones – New Song (Human’s Lib/Elektra)
Depeche Mode – Behind the Wheel/Route 66 (Mega Single 12”/Sire)
The Police – It’s Alright For You (Regatta De Blanc/A&M)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in The Dark – Tesla Girls (Junk Culture/Virgin)
Trio – Da Da Da (Trio/Mercury)

Júníus Meyvant – Lay Your Head

This week’s Best In Show comes all the way from Iceland! Júníus Meyvant (aka Unnar Gísli Sigurmundsson) brings us the simply beautiful “Lay Your Head” from his latest album, Across the Borders, available now from Glassnote Records. For more information visit juniusmeyvant.com.

radio UNLEASHED #1546

(Pictured: Robert Finley)

Robert Finley – Get It While You Can (Goin’ Platinum/Easy Eye Sound)
Nick Waterhouse – Wreck The Rod (Nick Waterhouse/Innovative Leisure)
The Starters – Uptight (Soul Clap Its Hands/Soul Clap Records)
Quantic & Alice Russel – Traveling Song (Look Around The Corner/Tru Thoughts)
Triangle Fire – Little Furs (Everything Works/Raspado Man Records)
Amy Winehouse – Valerie (Back To Black B-Sides/Island)
Courtney Marie Andrews – May Your Kindness Remain (May Your Kindness Remain/Fat Possum)
Mercury Rev feat. Margo Price – Sermon (Bobby Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited/Partisan)
Genesis – Carpet Crawlers (The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway/Atco)
Big Red Machine – Forest Green (Big Red Machine/Justin Vernon & Aaron Dessner)
Aldous Harding – The Barrel (single/4AD)
Andrew Bird – Sisyphus (My Finest Work Yet/Loma Vista)
Valerie June – Got Soul (The Order of Time/Concord Bicycle Music)
Hothouse Flowers – This is It (Your Soul) (Songs From The Rain/London)
Father John Misty – We’re Only People (God’s Favorite Customer/Sub Pop)
Jonathan Something – For All My Life (Outlandish Poetica/Solitaire Recordings)
Kacey Musgraves – Slow Burn (Golden Hour/MCA Nashville)
J.S. Ondara – American Dream (acoustic) (SST Studio Session/Verve)
Del Amitri – Nothing Ever Happens (Waking Hours/A&M)
Nilüfer Yanya – Heavyweight Champion of The Year (Heavyweight Champion/ATO)
Tiny Ruins – Holograms (Olympic Girls/Ba Da Bing!)
James Blake – Can’t Believe The Way We Flow (Assume Form/Polydor)
Amen Dunes – Believe (Freedom/Sacred Bones Records)
Young The Giant – Superposition (Reprise) (Superposition/Elektra)
Junius Meyvent – Lay Your Head (Across The Borders/Glassnote)
Helado Negro – Running (This is How You Smile/RVNG Intl)

Mercury Rev feat. Hope Sandoval – Big Boss Man

Shout out to our Hudson Valley pal’s, Mercury Rev, along with special guest, Hope Sandoval, for this week’s Best In Show: “Big Boss Man“. The tune is from the Rev’s latest long player, Bobbie Gentry’s The Delta Sweete Revisited, and we highly suggest checking the entire album out. Its available now on Partisan Records & Bella Union Records! For more info visit mercuryrev.com.

radio UNLEASHED #1545

(Pictured: Trudy and the Romance)

Crane Like The Bird feat. Ben Bridwell – Nicole (self titled/Crane Like The Bird)
Aaron Lee Tasjan – End of The Day (Karma For Cheap/New West)
Go Fever – Feel So Much (Daydream Hawker/Nine Mile Records)
White Denim – Shanalala (single/City Slang)
Quaker City Night Hawks – Suit in The Back (QCNH/Lightning Rod)
Upstate – Marietta (Healing/Royal Potato Family)
Tom Ingersoll – Why (Friday/Tom Ingersoll)
Tuba Skinny – Mother’s Son-in-Law (Garbage Man/Louisiana Music Factory)
Parov Stellar – All Night (The Princess/Etage Noir)
Yelle – Ce Jeu (Pop Up/Source Etc.)
New Navy – Zimbabwe (Uluwatu/Future Classic)
Mac Demarco – Still Together (2/Captured Tracks)
Donovan – Catch The Wind (Catch The Wind/Hallmark)
The Felice Brothers – Undress (Undress/Yep Roc)
Steve Gunn – New Moon (The Unseen In Between/Matador)
Aubrey Haddard – I Should Know Better (Blue Part/Very Jazzed)
Clarion Call – You Tell Me (You Tell Me/Memphis Industries)
Laura Stevenson – Living Room, NY (The Big Freeze/Don Giovanni)
Trudy and The Romance – The Original Doo-Wop Spaceman (Sandman/B3SCI)
Wild Nothing – Blue Wings (single/Captured Tracks)
The Decemberists – Cutting Stone (I’ll Be Your Girl/Capitol)
Passenger – Survivors (Runaway/Nettwerk)
Hand Habits – placeholder (placeholder/Saddle Creek)
Cape Francis – Nobody (single/Cape Francis)
Ryan Adams – F*^k The Rain (clean edit) (Big Colors/Pax AM)
Seth Davis – Still Would Stand All Time (single/Seth Davis)
Secondhand – Serenade Awake (single/Glassnote)
The Avett Brothers – Neapolitan Sky (single/American Recordings)
Better Oblivion Community Center – Didn’t Know What I Was In For (self titled/Dead Oceans)

Steve Gunn – Vagabond

Our Best In Show this week comes out of New York City. A sort of Americana-style version of something by the Go-Betweens, “Vagabond” is a cut from the prolific Steve Gunn‘s latest album, The Unseen In Between, available now from Matador Records. For more information visit steve-gunn.com.