Celebrating Bob Dylan, Sparkling Hard And Soft Sounds

May 23, 2018

'Sparkle Hard' by Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks
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Wednesday, May 23

Sparkle Hard is the first album of new material from Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks since 2014. We’ll hear selections from the album on this episode of the show plus music from Ike Reilly’s latest, Crooked Love.

Thursday, May 24

We celebrate Bob Dylan’s birthday with selections from The Band, John Martyn, Steve Wynn, Gregg Allman and, of course, Dylan himself.

Jonny Greenwood's 'Bodysong'
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Friday, May 25

Released in 2003 as the soundtrack to a documentary of the same name, Bodysong by Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood is being reissued for the first time on vinyl. We’ll hear music from that release plus material from Japanese Breakfast’s Soft Sounds From Another Planet.

Saturday, May 26

Tomorrow’s Daughter is the latest release from Matthew Sweet, we’ll hear music from it on this episode plus selections from If I Were A Carpenter, the 1994 tribute to The Carpenters featuring selections from Buffalo Tom, The Cranberries, Babes In Toyland and others.

'Life Is Good On the Open Road' by Trampled By Turtles
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Monday, May 28

Life Is Good On The Open Road is the latest release from Trampled By Turtles. Listen for selections from it as well as music from Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.

Tuesday, May 29

 Musician Wesley Stace has long performed under the name John Wesley Harding and does so on his new disc, Greatest Other People’s Hits, which finds him covering Roky Erickson, Bruce Springsteen, Lou Reed and more.

'Everything's Dandy' by Leeds
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Wednesday, May 30

Leeds is the new project from Spacehog’s Royston Langdon. We’ll hear selections from the Leeds LP, Everything’s Dandy plus music from Spacehog’s 1995 effort Resident Alien.

Thursday, May 31

Released in 1992, Grave Dancers Union became Soul Asylum’s breakthrough album, selling more than three million copies and spawning the single “Runaway Train.” For many fans, it marked a sea change in the band’s career and style. We’ll hear music from that release on this episode plus music from Sister Sweetly, the 1993 album from Big Head Todd & The Monsters.