While we are very thankful for everyone who listens to the show, works on the show and supports the show (including our sponsor Tennessee Brew Works) we did not skip ahead —like retailers already playing Christmas music — and do a Thanksgiving-themed show. That said, music lovers have plenty to be thankful for with new records this week from the massive new Radiohead release to new singles from fellow UK favorites IDLES, Shame and Spiritualized. We bring it back to Nashville for an unexpectedly upbeat remix of a track from a former Nashville Artist of the Month and a song by a now-Nashville-based indie legend having fun with country tropes. We also hear from Curtis Harding sharing insight into our Record of the Week. There’s even new music from Kendrick Lamar! Sort of.
We start with a nod to our sister station WPLN and Music, Arts and Culture reporter Paige Pfleger. This week she hosted an NPR Music listening party for indie artist Snail Mail (featuring a guest appearance from Mac Demarco). It’s not just a cool assignment but consistent with the national and international attention the reporting from Nashville Public Radio has been receiving from the vital recent work of Samantha Max, Ambriehl Crutchfield and Meribah Knight to our very own Editorial Director Jewy Hight who spoke this week on the CBC about her recent piece for WNXP and NPR on the Black Opry.
- Snail Mail “Glory”
- Parcels “Famous”
- Hana Vu “Aubade”
- Spiritualized “Always Together With You”
- Shame “This Side of the Sun”
- Kaina “Anybody Can Be In Love”
- Madi Diaz “Crying in Public (MUNA remix)”
- Curtis Harding “The One”
- Jenny Lewis “Puppy and a Truck”
- Terrace Martin “Drones”
- Flight Facilities feat. Your Smith “Heavy”
- IDLES “Car Crash”
- Radiohead “Follow Me Around”