Category Archives: New Music

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

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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…

Neil Halstead’s Schoolhouse Folk

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British shoegazing pioneer Neil Halstead (Slowdive/Mojave 3) returns with his 3rd solo album (& second on Jack Johnson’s Brushfire label), the excellent Palindrome Hunches. Ditching traditional studio environs, the Cornwall native and avid surfer recorded the new songs in just four days at an elementary school’s music room. The hushed, rustic folk comes alive with…

Bob Mould Rages With Age

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Thumping bass, aggressive drumming and a tuneful lead guitar help master indie rock craftsman Bob Mould’s first album in three years Silver Age sound like glory days of Husker Du and Sugar. Despite his foray into electronic and dance music, which he still performs at the 930 Club as a monthly live DJ set with…

Antibalas: Afrobeat That Rocks

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Driving rhythms, gliding grooves, and insistent bursts of brass flavor Antibalas‘ self-titled Daptone Records debut and first in five years. The 12-piece, multi-national Afrobeat collective from Brooklyn features several pit band players for Broadway’s Fela and a lead singer (Abraham Amayo) who grew up in Lagos, Nigeria dancing to Fela Kuti’s music. It’s soulful, international, politically…

Dan Deacon’s 22-minute epic “America” will air on Baltimore Unsigned tonight

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  Dan Deacon’s new album, “America,” is officially released today, and to mark the occasion, we’re going to play the entire second half — a 22-minute classically inspired ode to the United States. Why would we do such a thing? Because this is WTMD, where we support Baltimore musicians. And few musicians are as crucial…

Baltimore’s Animal Collective Premier New Track, “Today’s Supernatural”

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Last night, Baltimore’s Animal Collective premiered a track from their highly anticipated new album, Centipede Hz, due out September 4th on Domino Records. The track, which can be heard below, is called “Today’s Supernatural,” and was aired live on the band’s new weekly online radio broadcast, Animal Collective Radio. In a partnership with The Creators…

Take a Tour of The Killers’ Battle Born Studios

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The Killers drummer Ronnie Vannucci wraps up an important phone conversation with his mother to give us a tour of Battle Born Studios, apparently located deep in the heart of a Las Vegas casino. Along the way we run into some interesting characters, including “Mr. Vegas” himself, Wayne Newton, a certain red headed comedian, and…

Listen to Death Cab Front Man Ben Gibbard’s New Track “Ichiro’s Theme”

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Death Cab for Cutie front man Ben Gibbard has posted a new track titled “Ichiro’s Theme” to his Soundcloud page. He wrote the song two years ago as a homage to former Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, who was traded yesterday (July 23) to the New York Yankees. He writes,  “Today seems like the best day…

Video Game Features New Music From Beck

Beck contributes 3 new songs to music-based video game.

On August 7th, a new video game called Sound Shapes will be released for the Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita that will give music lovers a fun new way to experience, and interact with, a song. The game designers at Pyramid Attack have broken down each song in the game and created a virtual environment…

St. Vincent and David Byrne Collaborate on New Album / Tour in Fall

David Byrne and St. Vincent collaborate on "Love This Giant."

In the Fall of 2009, Annie Clark, a.k.a. St. Vincent, and Talking Heads’ David Byrne agreed to write and perform original music together as a charity for Housing Works. Nearly three years later, the two like-minded songwriters have completed a 12 track LP titled “Love This Giant.” The album is set for a September 11th…

Rockin’ These United States

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These United States release their fifth studio album on June 12th. The self-titled effort from this Brooklyn band features guests John McCaulley of Deer Tick, Langhorne Slim, Cotton Jones, and others. We debuted the opening cut “Dead and Gone” on the Morning Show today. I love the bluesy slide guitar, fuzzy riffs, cowbell, hand claps, raucous…

Kelly Hogan’s Deserved Spotlight

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Kelly Hogan is a name you may not know, but is a voice you’ve heard many times. Most notably creating enchanting harmonies on Neko Case’s albums and live shows. The 47-year-old Hogan calls in a few favors from a Rolodex-worth of friends she’s helped out over the years, including Booker T. Jones.  Jones plays throughout Hogan’s…

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