Colin McEnroe Show: Music You Need To Hear

And would have found on your own (if you just had the time ... )

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Colin McEnroe Show: Music You Need To Hear

One of the paradoxes of modern life is the profusion of imaginative and pleasing music, often produced by artists working outside the pipeline of mainstream pop, and the impossibility of finding it.

Maybe impossible is the wrong word, but I think you know what I mean. I'm dimly aware that I'd probably like "Of Montreal," if I had the time to sit down and expose myself to the music.

Getting ready for today's show, I found a band called Half-Handed Cloud, and they kind of grabbed me, but there's just no way I would have found Half-Handed Cloud if I weren't preparing for a show on music I'm not aware of.

Part of the problem is that we spend so much time chewing up other kinds of content: articles, video, tweets, posts.

The other part of the problem is that we live in the Golden Age of the Small Artist. And small, by definition, is harder to see, right?

What bands are you listening to? Send e-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.

Eric Danton:
Superchunk - "Digging for Something"
Y La Bamba - "Juniper"
Glasser - "Apply"
Sharon Van Etten - "Love More"

Joan Holliday:
Ben Folds - "From Above"
Paul Weller - "Andromeda"
Mike and Ruthy - "Million to One"
Eli Paperboy Reed - "Come and Get It"

Wally Lamb:
LCD Soundsystem - "I Can Change"
Robert Plant - "Falling in Love Again"
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - "Window Shopping"
Patty Griffin - "Move Up"

***Special thanks to Chion Wolf for her help today!***

***This episode originally aired on October 13, 2010***