The Week Ahead: Today’s Top Tune 2/19 – 2/23/18

​Create your own mix with these free daily downloads. First up, Wye Oak, who come to the Lodge Room this summer. Enjoy Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards fame and her solo debut. Percussion ensemble Colin Currie Group and Synergy Vocals tap into the magic of Steve Reich. Hollie Cook gets ready for a night at Teragram Ballroom on March 29 and we’ll welcome her back to MBE studios the following day. And, The Boxer Rebellion remind us to “Love Yourself”.

Monday, Feb 19 Wye Oak “The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs”

The title track to Wye Oak’s fifth album “The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs” coils with exuberance and sweeping choruses. The duo made up of Jenn Wasner and Andy Stack visited each other’s city for a week at a time to hunker down and combine their song sketches into a bold new album.

Tuesday, Feb 20 Erika Wennerstrom “Extraordinary Love”

Austin-based Erika Wennerstrom is taking a break from fronting Heartless Bastards, to deliver her solo debut out in March. Finding strength in vulnerability, Wennerstrom ultimately finds liberation. Hear her soar on “Extraordinary Love”.

Wednesday, Feb 21  ​Th​e Boxer Rebellion “Love Yourself”

The Boxer Rebellion front man Nathan Nicholson describes  the deeply personal song “Love Yourself” this way: “I’ve always enjoyed writing songs that are cathartic, especially when they are able, often accidentally, to provide some form of relief to others. ‘Love Yourself,’ in particular, means a great deal to me because loving yourself, accepting your flaws, and appreciating your best, doesn’t always come easy. It’s good to have a reminder.”

Thursday, Feb 22 Colin Currie Group / Synergy Vocals “Steve Reich: Drumming Part 3”

Classical percussionist Colin Currie has a soft spot for minimalist composer Steve Reich, so he’s launching his own label by honoring the master’s work.  The Colin Currie Group collaborates with Synergy Vocals as they interpret a timeless piece released in 1971, “Drumming: Part 3.”

A brand new album and a 20 date international tour ​will bring London native Hollie Cook back to our studios in late March. In order to prepare for the session we treat you to “Far From Me”.

(CAROUSEL IMAGE OF HOLLIE COOK BY OLLIE GROVE, COURTESY OF MERGE RECORDS)