What’s Next: Interview with Yo La Tengo’s Ira Kaplan

Jeff McCord dives deep into the best new releases and reissues, plus musical milestones from your favorites, a featured classic album tribute, and a look at what’s happening at kutx.org. Give us your feedback on the new music you’re hearing, and make new music suggestions for future programs here.

This week, an interview with Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo, along with live tracks from the band. Plus, great new tunes from boygenius, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Arlo Parks, Janelle Monáe, Yves Tumor, Bully, Youth Lagoon (Trevor Powers), Gorillaz, Wednesday, Algiers, The Nude Party, Hannah Jadagu, Kelela, Shame, Meernaa, Arooj Aftab, Dry Cleaning, The Necks, Wesley Joseph, and many more, along with musical milestones from your favorites and a classic The Walkmen album tribute!

Episode 91 3.02.23

What’s Next

What’s Next 3.2.23 Playlist

Hour One
WednesdayBath CountryRat Saw God
Unknown Mortal OrchestraNadjaV
Youth LagoonIdaho AlienHeaven Is A Junkyard
Amber Mark [single released 3.2.2018]Love Me RightKUTX Live Vol. 12
Louis VIOrange Skies  (ft. Mick Jenkins)single
US GirlsOnly DaedalusBless This Mess
Dusty Springfield [died 3.2.1999]Sin of A Preacher ManDusty in Memphis
The Nude PartySomebody Tryin’ to Hoodoo MeRide On
Water From Your EyesBarleyEveryone’s Crushed
Dry CleaningSwampySwampy 
Lou Reed [birthday 3.2.1942]Kill Your SonsNYC Man
Janelle MonaeFloatsingle
AlgiersI Can’t Stand It! (feat. Samuel T. Herring & Jae Matthews)Shook
Caramelo Haze [playing our Scholz Garten SXSW morning broadcast]Something About Goodbye ft. Amalia MondragónNOESTASAQUÍ
RunnnerNoah Needs A HaircutLike Dying Stars, We’re Reaching Out 
Hour Two
Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengointerview
Yo La TengoAselestinerecorded live
Yo La TengoFalloutrecorded live
Yves TumorHeaven surrounds Us Like A HoodPraise a Lord Who Chews but Which Does Not Consume (Or Simply, Hot Between Worlds)
Elvis Costello & the Attractions [released 3.3.1978](I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelseasingle
Black Belt Eagle ScoutFancy DanceThe Land , The Water, The Sky
Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad IsmailyTo Remain/To ReturnLove In Exile
The Walkmen [classic album tribute]Little House of SavagesBows + Arrows
The Walkmen [classic album tribute]New Year’s Eve Bows + Arrows
The Walkmen [classic album tribute]The RatBows + Arrows  
Hannah JadaguWhat You Did Aperture
Arlo ParksImpuritiesMy Soft Machine
El Michels Affair & Black Thought  GratefulGlorious Game
Ralph Schuckett, Bob Dorough, Richard Butler [Kurt Weill’s birthday 3.2.1900]Alabama SongLost In The Stars
Hour Three
BoygeniusNot Strong EnoughThe Record
ShameAlibisFood For Worms
The Who [released 3.4.1966]Substitutesingle
KelelaEnough For LoveRaven
MeernaI Believe In Yousingle
GorillazTormenta ft. Bad BunnyCracker Island
Buffalo Springfield [formed 3.3.1966]Out Of My MindBuffalo Springfield
Movie ClubSpinnersingle
The NecksSignalTravel
Robyn Hitchcock [birthday 3.3.1953]Arnold Layne [demo]Mojo—Us and Them: A Pink Floyd Companion
Skull PractitionersVentilationNegative Stars
BullyLose Yousingle
Zack LoberBluesNo Fill3r
Yazmin LaceyEye to EyeVoice Notes
Wesley JosephSugar Dive ft. DeanGlow
Quasi [interview up at kutx.org]It’s Hard To Turn You OnFeaturing “Birds”

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