Ben Folds Live at Layman Drug Company

Ben Folds is more than a songwriter, he’s a storyteller. Some might even call him a therapist — at the very least, an observer of the times. His latest record What Matters Most reflects on the political turmoil and overall social divide that’s been occurring across the globe. Oftentimes autobiographical and comical, the album follows […]

New Music Experience: Ben Folds ‘What Matters Most’ Listening Party

PLAYLISTBully “How Will I Know”Becca Mancari “Over and Over”Corook “CGI”Ben Folds “What Matters Most”Ben Folds “Kristine From the 7th Grade”Ben Folds “But Wait, There’s More”Ben Folds “Back to Anonymous”W.I.T.C.H. “Stop the Rot”Catalina “Paradise”Tommy Stinson’s Cowboys in the Campfire “Here We Go Again”Middle Kids “Bootleg Firecracker” This week on the show, we have a “Listening Party” […]

Ring ring: Songs about the telephone

This was a fun one. Well, two. It appeals to reason that a good number of songs written before the internet age were about communication on the telephone, so these playlists include a higher concentrate of tunes from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. Who could forget the time capsule that cites both a now-defunct phone […]

All apologies: Songs expressing “Sorry!”

At the same time we were sharing songs from Vagabon’s new LP Sorry I Haven’t Called, our Record of the Week, I thought we could explore more songs expressing apology and/or regret. And this content is plentiful! Feel super sorry, or not, by streaming the hour-long show we compiled together for this #ThematicStatic (👇). Leave […]

New Music Experience: June 9, 2023

This week we are STACKED with new Nashville music from album releases (Jason Isbell, Jenny Lewis) to album announcements (Allison Russell, Nightly) to tour announcements (The Brook and the Bluff) to one-off singles (The Criticals, Miki Fiki) to a little bit of all the above (Okey Dokey, Safari Room). Just press play to hear the […]

New Music Experience: April 14, 2023

PLAYLIST Jessie Ware “Begin Again” Miya Folick “So Clear” Ben Folds “Exhausting Lover” Wednesday “Formula One” (Record of the Week) King Krule “Seaforth” Samia “Maps” Binki “Rocket Ship” Snooper “Pod” El Michels Affair & Black Thought “Protocol” Sid Sriram “Do the Dance” Linda Lindas “To Many Things” Caloncho and Cuco “Medusa” Devon Gilfillian “All I […]

New Music Experience: February 17, 2023

This week on the New Music Experience we play nothing but the most vital new sounds, namely Third Man Records’ new signing, the London alternative rock band Island of Love; future electronic R&B duo LANNDS; Kae Tempest‘s new piano-led drum ‘n’ bass scorcher; a brand new song from Ben Folds; uptempo dance sounds from LP […]