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WTTS OverEasy, April 22, 2012

WTTS OverEasy, April 22, 2012

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This week on WTTS Overeasy, an ambitious new release from World Party. About as comprehensive as a B-side compilation can get, Arkeology is a career spanning, 5 CD collection of over 70 previously unreleased demos, covers, live sessions, and interviews. Brad Holtz will sample that this week, before revisiting the latest from Bonnie Raitt and Tedeschi Trucks Band.

As usual, he’ll thrown in a few Sun King Studio 92 tracks from our rapidly expanding vault, including Steven Page, KT Tunstall, and a more recent session with The Civil Wars. This Sunday, 7-11 AM and PM, it’s WTTS Overeasy.

Record Store Day 2012 Releases

Record Store Day 2012 Releases

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Record Store Day returns on April 21, 2012 and there are plenty of unique releases to track down at your favorite local stores. These limited releases may contain previously unheard songs, remastered recordings, or distinct colored vinyl.  Find some of the releases below:

Arcade Fire – “Sprawl II” LP
Blitzen Trapper – “Hey Joe” 7″
Brendan Benson – “What Kind of World” 7″
Bruce Springsteen – “Rocky Ground” 7″
Buddy Guy – “This is Buddy Guy” LP Reissue
Coldplay – “Up with the Birds” 7″
Eddie Vedder – “Love Boat Captain/Wishlist” 7″
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – “One Love to Another” 7″
Florence & the Machine – “Shake it Out” 7″
Foster the People – “Broken Jaw/Ruby” 7″
fun. – “The Ghost that You Are to me” 10″ Gold Gear-Shaped Picture-Disc
Garbage – “Blood for Poppies” 7″ White Vinyl
Genesis – “Stop the Pigeons”  Split Dual Speed Blue Vinyl EP
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals – “Live at the Legendary Sun Studios” CD or LP
Graffiti 6 – “Colours” 2×12″ LP colored vinyl gatefold
Janis Joplin – “Highlights from the Pearl Sessions” 2 x 10″
Matt Nathanson – “Left & Right Volume 2: Live @ Newbury Comics. Live @ Music Millennium” CD EP
Of Monsters and Men – “Into the Woods” 10″ EP
Paul McCartney – “Another Day / Oh Woman Oh Why” 7″
Pete Townshend – “Quadrophenia Demos Part 2″ 10” LP
Phish – “Junta Deluxe Edition” Vinyl Box Set
Ryan Adams – “Heartbreak a Stranger” 7″ Colored Vinyl
The Black Keys – “El Camino” 2 X LP + Bonus 7″
The Civil Wars – “Billie Jean” 7″
The Civil Wars – “Live at Amoeba” 7″
The Grateful Dead – “Dark Star: Europe ’72 Olympia Theatre – Paris, France 5/4/72” LP

Find the full list of releases on the Record Store Day Website.

Levon Helm Passes Away at Age 71

Levon Helm Passes Away at Age 71

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On April 17th, Levon Helm’s family announced that he was within the final stages of his battle with cancer. Levon has passed away at age 71. Helm is best known for his work with the Band and as a solo performer. His acting career included over a dozen television and film appearances. Robbie Robertson said the following about his friend and former bandmate:

“Levon is one of the most extraordinary talented people I’ve ever known and very much like an older brother to me. I am so grateful I got to see him one last time and will miss him and love him forever.”

Join WTTS in celebrating the life and music of Levon Helm and wishing the best to his family. Watch The Band performing “I Shall Be Released” below.

Jon McLaughlin In Sun King Studio 92

Jon McLaughlin In Sun King Studio 92

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Jon McLaughlin stopped by Sun King Studio 92 on April 17, 2012. Enjoy the tracks below from the session!

“Without You Now”

“Promising Promises”

“Summer’s Over”


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