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October 20, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Vampire Weekend.

 

 

 

  • Song: "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa"

  • Album: Vampire Weekend
  • Year: 2008
  • Comment: Vocalist and songwriter Ezra Koenig said the song was inspired by the intersection between colonialism and African culture. "Kwassa kwassa" is a rhythmic style from Congo.

 

 

  • Song: "Holiday"

  • Album: Contra
  • Year: 2010
  • Comment: The album Contra derives its title from two very different sources: the rebel groups of Nicaragua and the Contra video game.

 

 

  • Song: "Giving Up the Gun"

  • Album: Contra
  • Year: 2010
  • Comment: The "Giving Up the Gun" video features several significant performers: the Wu Tang Clan's RZA, Jake Gyllenhaal, Joe Jonas, and Lil Jon. Star Jenny Murray also appears as the goth girl in the video for "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa."

 

 

  • Song: "Unbelievers"

  • Album: Modern Vampires of the City
  • Year: 2013
  • Comment: "Unbelievers" and the rest of the Modern Vampires album was co-produced by Ariel Rechtshaid, known for his work with Solange, HAIM, Sky Ferreria, Madonna, and others.

 

 

  • Song: "Horchata"

  • Album: Contra
  • Year: 2010
  • Comment: "Horchata" refers to several types of drink of the same name. They can be made with almonds, rice, barley, sesame seeds, tigernuts, or melon seeds.

 

 

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October 13, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Depeche Mode.

 

 

 

  • Song: "People Are People"

  • Album: Some Great Reward
  • Year: 1984

 

 

  • Song: "Precious"

  • Album: Violator
  • Year: 2005

 

 

  • Song: "Policy of Truth"

  • Album: Violator
  • Year: 1990

 

 

  • Song: "Never Let Me Down Again"

  • Album: Music for the Masses
  • Year: 1987

 

 

  • Song: "Personal Jesus"

  • Album: Violator
  • Year: 1990
  • Comment: "Personal Jesus" was covered by Marilyn Manson and Johnny Cash, among others.

 

 

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October 4, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from T. Rex.

 

 

 

  • Song: "Mambo Sun"

  • Album: Electric Warrior
  • Year: 1971

 

 

  • Song: "Bang A Gong (Get It On)"

  • Album: Electric Warrior
  • Year: 1971

 

 

  • Song: "Jeepster"

  • Album: Electric Warrior
  • Year: 1971
  • Comment: Live Version

 

 

  • Song: "Telegram Sam"

  • Album: The Slider
  • Year: 1972

 

 

  • Song: "20th Century Boy"

  • Album: Tanx
  • Year: 1973
  • Comment: Reached #3 on the UK charts in 1973

 

 

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September 29, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Tears For Fears.

 

 

 

  • Song: "Change"

  • Album: The Hurting
  • Year: 1983

 

 

  • Song: "Sowing The Seeds of Love"

  • Album: The Seeds Of Love
  • Year: 1989

 

 

  • Song: "Mad World"

  • Album: The Hurting
  • Year: 1983
  • Comment: Cool cover of this song is done by Gary Jules

 

 

  • Song: "Everybody Wants To Rule The World"

  • Album: Songs From the Big Chair
  • Year: 1985
  • Comment: Used this track on Keyboard Heroes Day

 

 

  • Song: "Shout"

  • Album: Songs From the Big Chair
  • Year: 1985

 

 

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September 15, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Patti Smith.

 

 

 

  • Song: "Mother Rose"

  • Album: Trampin'
  • Year: 2004

 

 

  • Song: "Rendondo Beach"

  • Album: Horses
  • Year: 1975

 

 

  • Song: "Dancing Barefoot"

  • Album: Wave
  • Year: 1979
  • Comment: Pattis Smith Group album

 

 

  • Song: "Stride Of The Mind"

  • Album: Trampin'
  • Year: 2004

 

 

  • Song: "People Have the Power"

  • Album: Dream Of Life
  • Year: 1988

 

 

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September 15, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Patti Smith.

 

 

 

  • Song: "Mother Rose"

  • Album: Trampin'
  • Year: 2004

 

 

  • Song: "Rendondo Beach"

  • Album: Horses
  • Year: 1975

 

 

  • Song: "Dancing Barefoot"

  • Album: Wave
  • Year: 1979
  • Comment: Pattis Smith Group album

 

 

  • Song: "Stride Of The Mind"

  • Album: Trampin'
  • Year: 2004

 

 

  • Song: "People Have the Power"

  • Album: Dream Of Life
  • Year: 1988

 

 

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September 15, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Patti Smith.

 

 

 

  • Song: "Mother Rose"

  • Album: Trampin'
  • Year: 2004

 

 

  • Song: "Rendondo Beach"

  • Album: Horses
  • Year: 1975

 

 

  • Song: "Dancing Barefoot"

  • Album: Wave
  • Year: 1979
  • Comment: Pattis Smith Group album

 

 

  • Song: "Stride Of The Mind"

  • Album: Trampin'
  • Year: 2004

 

 

  • Song: "People Have the Power"

  • Album: Dream Of Life
  • Year: 1988

 

 

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September 15, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Patti Smith.

 

 

 

  • Song: "Mother Rose"

  • Album: Trampin'
  • Year: 2004

 

 

  • Song: "Rendondo Beach"

  • Album: Horses
  • Year: 1975

 

 

  • Song: "Dancing Barefoot"

  • Album: Wave
  • Year: 1979
  • Comment: Pattis Smith Group album

 

 

  • Song: "Stride Of The Mind"

  • Album: Trampin'
  • Year: 2004

 

 

  • Song: "People Have the Power"

  • Album: Dream Of Life
  • Year: 1988

 

 

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September 8, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from She and Him.

 

She & Him is one of pops finest collaborations

 

  • Song: ""

  • Album:
  • Year:
  • Comment: Labor Day - No Feature

 

 

  • Song: "I've Got Your Number, Son"

  • Album: Volume 3
  • Year: 2013

 

 

  • Song: "In The Sun"

  • Album: Volume 1
  • Year: 2010

 

 

  • Song: "Lingering Still"

  • Album: Volume 2
  • Year:
  • Comment: Country flavored track

 

 

  • Song: "Never Wanted Your Love"

  • Album: Volume 3
  • Year: 2013

 

 

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September 1, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Phoenix.

 

The French band Phoenix got their start in 1997, by pressing 500 copies of their first single and hit the road. Their musical journey has included winning a Grammy in 2009 after releasing their debut full length a decade earlier.

 

  • Song: "Trying to Be Cool"

  • Album: Bankrupt!
  • Year: 2013

 

 

  • Song: "If I Ever Feel Better"

  • Album: United
  • Year: 2000
  • Comment: Song made a splash by being placed in the series "Entourage"

 

 

  • Song: "Consolation Prizes"

  • Album: It's Never Been Like That
  • Year: 2006

 

 

  • Song: "J-Boy"

  • Album: Ti-Amo
  • Year: 2017

 

 

  • Song: "1901"

  • Album: Wolfgang Amedeus Phoenix
  • Year: 2009
  • Comment: Biggest song for the band, so far.

 

 

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August 25, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Luna.

 

Luna got their start in the 1990's, forming after the breakup of Galaxy 500. Indie Rock, Dream Pop is how Luna is described most of the time. Luna is back after many soloand side projects from Dean Wareham. Expect new material from Luna this Fall, but first here are their 5 key tracks..so far.

 

  • Song: "Moon Palace"

  • Album: Penthouse
  • Year: 1995

 

 

  • Song: "Four Thousand Days"

  • Album: The Days Of Our Nights
  • Year: 1999

 

 

  • Song: "23 Minutes In Brussels"

  • Album: Penthouse
  • Year: 1995
  • Comment: Epic track from this release

 

 

  • Song: "Rhythm King"

  • Album: Penthouse
  • Year: 1995
  • Comment: Live, updated version of this song

 

 

  • Song: "Chinatown"

  • Album: Penthouse
  • Year: 1995
  • Comment: A Velvet Underground feel to many of their songs. Most apparent on this one.

 

 

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August 25, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Luna.

 

Luna got their start in the 1990's, forming after the breakup of Galaxy 500. Indie Rock, Dream Pop is how Luna is described most of the time. Luna is back after many soloand side projects from Dean Wareham. Expect new material from Luna this Fall, but first here are their 5 key tracks..so far.

 

  • Song: "Moon Palace"

  • Album: Penthouse
  • Year: 1995

 

 

  • Song: "Four Thousand Days"

  • Album: The Days Of Our Nights
  • Year: 1999

 

 

  • Song: "23 Minutes In Brussels"

  • Album: Penthouse
  • Year: 1995
  • Comment: Epic track from this release

 

 

  • Song: "Rhythm King"

  • Album: Penthouse
  • Year: 1995
  • Comment: Live, updated version of this song

 

 

  • Song: "Chinatown"

  • Album: Penthouse
  • Year: 1995
  • Comment: A Velvet Underground feel to many of their songs. Most apparent on this one.

 

 

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August 25, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Luna.

 

Luna got their start in the 1990's, forming after the breakup of Galaxy 500. Indie Rock, Dream Pop is how Luna is described most of the time. Luna is back after many soloand side projects from Dean Wareham. Expect new material from Luna this Fall, but first here are their 5 key tracks..so far.

 

  • Song: "Moon Palace"

  • Album: Penthouse
  • Year: 1995

 

 

  • Song: "Four Thousand Days"

  • Album: The Days Of Our Nights
  • Year: 1999

 

 

  • Song: "23 Minutes In Brussels"

  • Album: Penthouse
  • Year: 1995
  • Comment: Epic track from this release

 

 

  • Song: "Rhythm King"

  • Album: Penthouse
  • Year: 1995
  • Comment: Live, updated version of this song

 

 

  • Song: "Chinatown"

  • Album: Penthouse
  • Year: 1995
  • Comment: A Velvet Underground feel to many of their songs. Most apparent on this one.

 

 

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August 11, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Mumford & Sons.

 

Following their 2009 release Sigh No More and a record deal with Island, they have grown to be one of the largest rock bands in the country

 

  • Song: "Babel"

  • Album: Babel
  • Year: 2012
  • Comment: As the first and title track on the album, the album won a Grammy for Album of the Year

 

 

  • Song: "Roll Away Your Stone"

  • Album: Sigh No More
  • Year: 2009
  • Comment: Mumford & Sons themselves have stated that this song is highly influenced by Shakespeare's MacBeth

 

 

  • Song: "The Wolf"

  • Album: Wilder Mind
  • Year: 2015
  • Comment: The song and album as a whole marks a shift in the band's sound toward more electric instrumentation as there is a noticeable lack of banjo

 

 

  • Song: "I Will Wait"

  • Album: Babel
  • Year: 2012
  • Comment: The music video for arguably the band's most popular song was filmed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado

 

 

  • Song: "Little Lion Man"

  • Album: Sigh No More
  • Year: 2009
  • Comment: This was the band's first single and has been certified double platinum, not bad for their first track

 

 

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August 4, 2017 by kyle@wyep.org

Below are the 5 key tracks that you need to know from Matt Pond PA.

 

Active since 1998, Matt Pond PA is a trio formed around frontman Matt Pond. The "PA" in their name is a relic from when they needed some extra identification playing house shows around their native Philadelphia. View the Live & Direct session that Matt Pond PA played last year at WYEP here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL_OwacCmq36qJSl1jhWBL706S0umHG3eu

 

  • Song: "Still Summer"

  • Album: Still Summer
  • Year: 2017
  • Comment: Matt Pond PA have announced this record to be their 12th and final LP.

 

 

  • Song: "Halloween"

  • Album: Several Arrows Later
  • Year: 2005
  • Comment: This song seemingly tells of how people are not who they are behind the masks they wear, hence the title.

 

 

  • Song: "Let Me Live"

  • Album: The Lives Inside the Lines in Your Hand
  • Year: 2013
  • Comment: The first track on this album introduces the unfamiliar listener to Matt Pond as a seasoned pop songwriter.

 

 

  • Song: "The Glow"

  • Album: Winter Lives
  • Year: 2016
  • Comment: Ironically, Winter Lives was released a year prior to and directly precedes Still Summer.

 

 

  • Song: "Love to Get Used"

  • Album: The Lives Inside the Lines in Your Hand
  • Year: 2013
  • Comment: This was the lead single from the record and directly follows "Let Me Live" on the track list.

 

 

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