Tag: Spotify

Release Radar 04/30/21 - Counting Crows vs Teenage Fanclub

Release Radar 04/30/21 - Counting Crows vs Teenage Fanclub
It’s starting to feel like summer in the Chi, and the Counting Crows return just in time for the warm weather! Has it really been seven years since we’ve heard new music from Adam Duritz and company? Their new single is “Elevator Boots,” and it’s classic Counting Crows.” On May 21 they will release a... Read more »

Release Radar 04/16/21 - Liz Phair vs San Holo

Release Radar 04/16/21 - Liz Phair vs San Holo
Spring is in the air, tulips are towering, and baseballs are flying. Liz Phair has a new album on the horizon called Soberish. It will be her 7th, released on June 4th. Her latest single, “Spanish Doors,” reminds me of a cut, off of her debut, Exile In Guyville. I think having Brad Wood back... Read more »

Release Radar 04/09/21 - Mating Ritual vs Twenty One Pilots

Release Radar 04/09/21 - Mating Ritual vs Twenty One Pilots
Mating Ritual was on my #RADAR again this week. They’ve continued to impress me with their songwriting, and “I’m Not Crazy” is one that gets better with each listen. Stick around for the climax, the best part is towards the end. Have Twenty One Pilots gone pop, or were they always pop? “Shy Away” might... Read more »
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Release Radar 04/02/21 - Chet Baker vs Caveman

Release Radar 04/02/21 - Chet Baker vs Caveman
Between Spring Break and Easter, I somehow lost a step. I lost track of time, as the days ran together. I hope your Friday was good. This week we start with your Jazz Song Of The Week because the man who brought me into this world was none other than Chet Baker. “My Funny Valentine,”... Read more »

Release Radar 3/26/21- The Kooks vs Amy Winehouse

Release Radar 3/26/21- The Kooks vs Amy Winehouse
Normally I wouldn’t start my Release Radar off with a remix, especially a song that’s nearly 15 years old. But, this version of “Naive” by The Kooks, fancified by Seeb, is a fun one, ripe for the Spring weekend. It brings back great memories while giving us another chance to spin a classic. Funny that... Read more »

Release Radar 3/19/21- Middle Kids vs Cypress Hill

The Middle Kids dropped their long-awaited sophomore album this week, Today We’re The Greatest and, because of all the EP’s released in between, there’s been no slump. Hannah Joy and Company offer another batch of pop-and-rock-goodness, just in time for Spring. A nice little surprise in this week’s Release Radar is the return of De... Read more »
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Release Radar 2/26/21 - Pete Yorn vs Dinosuar Jr

Pete Yorn brought a smile to my face this week with his brilliant cover of “Ten Story Love Song.” A song written by The Stone Roses, from their Second Coming album. This pop gem was a glimpse of what was possible for the creators of a genre they could never quite return to, even after... Read more »

Release Radar 2/19/21 - HAIM vs Taylor Swift

Release Radar 2/19/21 - HAIM vs Taylor Swift
Could there be any way that Taylor Swift makes this HAIM remix of “Gasoline” better? Could she add anything new to it? Actually, yes, it took me by surprise but Taylor rises to the moment and crushes her verse, the second verse. She owns it with her falsetto, and the quick stop that follows, on... Read more »

Release Radar 2/12/21 - Liz Phair vs Willie Nelson

Release Radar 2/12/21 - Liz Phair vs Willie Nelson
Chicago is in a deep freeze, and a quick look at the forecast shows no sign of a thaw. Welcome to another week of Release Radar, where we discuss all the new goodies in our New Music Friday basket. First up, a new single from Liz Phair? Yes, that was a question. I had no... Read more »
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Release Radar 1/29/21 - Juliana Hatfield vs Teenage Fanclub

Release Radar 1/29/21 - Juliana Hatfield vs Teenage Fanclub
This week we get a blast from the past with cuts from Juliana Hatfield, Teenage Fanclub, and a live shot from J. Mascis of Dinosuar Jr fame. Hello, to the 90s, and welcome back. Juliana Hatfield has been busy over the last couple of years with several projects, including her 16th studio album, Juliana Hatfield... Read more »