New Music

Shovels & Rope – In My Room: DJ Pick of the Week

Today's DJ Pick of the Week goes to Shovels & Rope for their cover of the Beach Boys’, “In My Room.” The American folk duo from Charleston, South Carolina consists of husband and wife, Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent. This cover is featured on the duo’s fourth album Busted Jukebox, Volume 3, which was released...

The Foxies – Timothée Chalamet: Local Artist of the Week

This week's local artist spotlight goes out to indie pop-rock outfit The Foxies and their newest single “Timothée Chalamet.” You might recognize that name—we premiered the track last week on The 615, after all. But whether this is your first or hundredth listen to the track, we can guarantee you'll find something to love. The...

Flock of Dimes – Two: DJ Pick of the Week

Flock of Dimes, Jenn Wasner’s solo atmospheric pop project, is gearing up to release the anticipated full-length follow up to 2016’s debut If You See Me, Say Yes. The Baltimore based artist is best known for her critically received work as a founding member of Wye Oak alongside Andy Stack, and has performed with...

Intern Picks of the Week – Theme: Love Songs

Well, friends, it's already been a year since last Valentine's Day! Who would've thought we'd make it this far? In honor of that fact, we're back with another set of Intern Picks, with the theme of Love Songs. Ayden’s Pick: Patti Smith — Frederick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFiyxiRqARE “Frederick” is the bold opener and lead single off Patti Smith’s controversial...

Chet Faker – Low: DJ Pick of the Week

After a four-year break from using the name, Chet Faker is officially back with "Low." The track sees the Australian singer exploring the same type of lo-fi electro-soul that made hits like "Gold" so great. And with a groove that's simultaneously fresh and timeless, it's hard not to fall in love with this track....

SWEETTALKER – Born to Lose: DJ Pick of the Week

Today’s DJ Pick of the Week goes to Sweettalker for their song, “Born to Lose”. This is a single off of the band’s newest psychedelic pop EP, Paradise. Grammy nominated producer Matt Goldman and Nashville musician/producer Joel Parks helped the band create this EP back in 2019 before its release in early September. The Nashville-based...

Interview: Ringo Starr (Audio)

Our very own Lt. Dan got the chance to chat with Ringo Starr last week—yes, that Ringo Starr. The two got a chance to talk about—among other things—Starr's upcoming EP Zoom In. Listen in as the iconic Beatles drummer talks about everything ranging from his recent book to just how he got Jenny Lewis...

Samia – Triptych: DJ Pick of the Week

There's quite the buzz around Samia right now, and with songs like "Triptych," it's easy to understand why. The mournful track, off her critically-acclaimed debut record The Baby, feels straight out of a coming-of-age movie. And with a fresh remix featuring lo-fi musician Field Medic, it's clear we're not alone in loving this song....

Joy Oladokun – Look Up: DJ Pick of the Week

Joy Oladokun has had a break out start to 2021. The Nashville artist, originally from rural Arizona, is gearing up to release her third full-length album, in defense of my own happiness (vol. 2) this summer after the roaring success of last year’s volume one. Her music has been featured in a variety of...

The Saint Johns – Outside Looking In: DJ Pick of the Week

Today’s DJ Pick of the Week goes to The Saint Johns for their newest single “Outside Looking In”. Consisting of Louis Johnson and Jordan Meredith, The Saint Johns have been creating americana/folk-pop music as of 2008. The Nashville-based duo just released this beautiful song last week on February 5th.   The Saint Johns began making music...

Intern Picks of the Week – Theme: Main Character Syndrome

Hi listeners and readers! Welcome to the newest edition of Lightning 100’s Intern Picks of the Week. This semester there’s three of us helping out the team remotely: Ayden Eilmus, Taylor Lomax, and Lindsay Mackintosh. We’re doing things a little bit differently this time around with the Intern Picks, so instead of selecting a...

Weezer – All My Favorite Songs: DJ Pick of the Week

Weezer shocked us all last week with the sudden release of their fourteenth studio album OK Human, featuring the lead single "All My Favorite Songs." The album, an orchestral rock crossover, has been in the works since 2017. Although their busy touring schedule demanded stadium-friendly tunes, the band always kept this record on the...

Nonalign – Spiraling: DJ Pick of the Week

Today's DJ Pick of the Week goes to Nonalign for their debut single, "Spiraling". The song was released on January 22nd by local indie pop duo, Nonalign. The duo consists of Justin Owens and Marty Lamain who are both based out of Nashville. "Spiraling" was produced by member, Justin Owens and the track was...

Zoom Interview: Jon Batiste

Jazz musician Jon Batiste has had a whirlwind past year. Known primarily as the musical director on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, he's pursued a variety of projects recently. Back in June, Batiste performed at the Brooklyn, NY Juneteenth celebration. Lastly, and perhaps most notably, he collaborated with dream-team Trent Reznor and Atticus...

Israel Nash – Down In the Country: DJ Pick of the Week

Texas singer-songwriter Israel Nash is not a country artist. Single “Down In the Country,” put out during quarantine ahead of a spontaneous five-song EP that will comprise half of the musician’s upcoming LP Topaz, is a testament to this. The track was originally intended to be an A side on the full length album,...

The Bamboos – Hard Up: DJ Pick of the Week

The Bamboos’ first new song since 2018’s Nighttime People is a classic quarantine release. “Hard Up” was written by band leader, guitarist, and composer Lance Ferguson alongside vocalist Kylie Auldist prior to the rapid onset of the pandemic in March of 2020, although the band finds that its release during lockdown feels even more...

Heather Bond – Ich Weiss Nicht: Local Artist of the Week

This week's local artist spotlight goes out to local pop artist Heather Bond and her brand-new track, "Ich Weiss Nicht." Her quirky brand of groovy pop has made her a station favorite for a while. "Ich Weiss Nicht" is no exception, and we're so proud to be premiering it right here on the station....

Cheap Trick – Light Up The Fire: DJ Pick of the Week

Today’s DJ Pick of the Week goes to Cheap Trick for their newest single, “Light Up The Fire". The track was released as the first single off of their highly anticipated 20th studio album, In Another World. The 13-track album will be released for the world to hear on April 9th this year. It will be available...