Category Archives: New Music

In The Mix: Pure Bathing Culture


  Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman have been making music together for several years. They played with Andy Cabic in the band Vetiver for a while where they began to connect musically before going on to play shows as Pure Bathing Culture. They got a lot of attention back in 2013 with the release of…

In The Mix: Gospel Machine


  Minneapolis quintet Gospel Machine describe themselves as a “garage gospel” band. Their music brings to mind some of the greats, like Otis Redding and Sharon Jones, and it’s that garage-grit and attitude, along with frontwoman Jayanthi Kyle’s stunning vocals, that make their sound so authentic. We’ve taken notice here at WTMD, and we think…

In The Mix: Boy & Bear

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  We’ve been fans of Aussie band Boy and Bear since 2011, when we first heard their smooth and infectious, emotionally driven indie-folk rock. Their debut album, Moonfire, swept the ARIA Awards that year, winning them five awards out of seven nominations, including Album of the Year and Best Group. Their song “Feeding Line” was…

The Saturday Alternative: Playlist 08-22-15


 This week on The Saturday Alternative, we dove right in with a wildly impressive new song from Diane Coffee, the solo project of Foxygen drummer Shaun Fleming. We hit the dance floor with exciting new music from Disclosure, who are set to release their highly anticipated followup to 2013’s Settle, and we got moving to a…

In The Mix: Them Vibes


The secret’s out on Nashville five-piece Them Vibes. Since forming a couple years ago, they’ve been tearing up the Nashville and Austin underground with their raw and sweaty rock’n’roll and energetic live shows. Now, with the gritty sway and swagger of their new single “Mamma’s Got A Secret,” they seem ready to take over the…

In The Mix: Rayland Baxter


If you had to neatly file away the music of singer-songwriter Rayland Baxter, the “Americana” folder would be a suitable place. That being said, there is something very unique about his sound that is helping to bring him fans of all kinds; from the roots and country purists, to the hip indie rockers. He recently…

The Saturday Alternative: Playlist 08-15-15

This week on The Saturday Alternative, we heard a haunting new track from DC synth pop duo GEMS, who are set to release their debut full length, “Kill The One You Love,” in October.  We also heard a fresh new sound from Night Beds (aka. Winston Yellen), a beautifully ethereal and rhythmic new song from…

In The Mix: Carroll


    Allow us to introduce you to Carroll, a Minneapolis based quartet who are just starting to make waves nationally with their hazy, moody and psychadelic brand of dream-pop. You may have already heard their song “Alligator” on WTMD.   Named after the street where singer/guitarist/keyboardist Brian Furlow and drummer Charlie Rudoy shared a…

In The Mix: Lianne La Havas


‘In the Mix’  is a new series where we introduce you to some of the up and coming artists and bands that you’ll hear on WTMD.     London born singer songwriter Lianne La Havas may be an unfamiliar name to most Americans, but she’s been a rising star in the UK since first arriving…

The Saturday Alternative: Playlist 08-08-15


This week on The Saturday Alternative, we rocked out with new music from Nashville’s Them Vibes, Atlanta’s Starbenders, San Diego’s Wavves, and Oxford’s Foals. We got down and dirty with dance-punks !!! (pronounced “Chk Chk Chk”) and British producer Julio Bashmore, and we got weird with La Luz and Gardens & Villa. We also checked…

WTMD to debut new Panda Bear track as part of worldwide live radio broadcast

WTMD will debut a song from the new Panda Bear album on Tuesday Jan. 6. (Press photo by Fernanda Pereira)

WTMD is thrilled to announce the radio premiere of “Acid Wash,” a new track from the forthcoming Panda Bear album “Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper,” at 2 p.m. Tuesday Jan. 6, as part of a global radio broadcast coordinated by Domino Records. Instead of debuting the album on a blog stream, Domino asked 14…

Baltimore Hit Parade playlist – Timothy Bracken Oct. 22

Baltimore singer/songwriter Timothy Bracken is this week's house band.

Baltimore singer/songwriter Timothy Bracken gets around. You may have seen him before without realizing it — he plays guitar in June Star, he performs with a wedding band and for the past decade or so he’s been releasing solo albums. Bracken’s latest, “Parti-Color,” rocks harder than anything he’s done before. Songs like the fiery “Lose…

New Music: Foals – “My Number”

Foals release new song from forthcoming release Holy Fire, out Feb 12th.

A few weeks ago, via a not-so-safe for work music video, Foals released “Inhaler,” the first single from their forthcoming release, Holy Fire. The wildly groovy and surprisingly aggressive track quickly became one of my favorite songs of 2012. [Check out the rest of the staff picks and tune in Thursday, Dec 20th for the…

New Music from Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner


Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner can’t seem to keep busy enough, now balancing three separate music projects. Check out her latest, Dungeonesse, a fast paced dance-pop / R&B collaboration with fellow Baltimore musician, Jon Ehrens. Having signed to Secretly Canadian, you can expect their debut full length sometime next year.          

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Hear Adele’s ‘Skyfall,’ Official Theme Song to the Latest James Bond Film

Adele's "Skyfall" is the official theme song to the latest James Bond film.

  Last Friday, to coincide with with the 50th anniversary of Dr. No, Adele’s “Skyfall” was released as the official theme song to the next 007 film of the same name. It is the first song she has released since her wildly successful 2011 album, 21, and so far is receiving mostly positive reviews from…