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Radio Ready and Recommended – Haim, Flock of Dimes, Prep

Haim’s latest still has a bit left in the tank, Flock of Dimes’ sophomore effort is off to a strong start, and Prep bring throwback 80s pop…

By Paul Marszalek

New releases that are particularly radio friendly, recommended without remuneration.

Haim: Gasoline
Yes, music from this album has been around for a while. Unfortunately for Haim, Women in Music Pt. III was released into the weirdest year in music history. Despite several solid singles, the set did not get the recognition it deserved.

But this album isn’t over until we say it’s over. The track “Gasoline” is an absolute gem, a couple of NON-COMMs have jumped on it, and it sounds incredible on the radio. In an effort to carry the album through the Grammy Awards, Columbia is rumored to be readying a new version of the track, featuring Taylor Swift.

Flock of Dimes: Two
Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner returns with her second solo effort – performing under the name Flock of Dimes. The new album will be called Head of Roses, and the lead track “Two” is radio ready…

Prep: Turn the Music Up
English band Prep has been at it since at least 2014. We caught their new single “Turn the Music Up” on WFUV, and the band’s 80s smart-pop sound caused us to do what the title asks…

Main page photo of Flock of Dimes by Graham Tolbert.

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