Left of the Dial

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Left of the Dial takes its name from the Replacements song of the same name, and is a reference to the position of the radio dial on which non-commercial radio stations are typically located. In the era of college radio these stations were reliable sources of independent, unsigned, and otherwise “underground” artists.

Left of the Dial is a radio program molded in that tradition, with a strong focus on new music but with a flexibility to allow a variety of genres, themes, and eras to be explored.

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This week on the show, we’ve got your covered. We’ll be genre-bending all your favorite songs as everything we're playing is a cover. 

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As a child Jake Xerxes Fussell would accompany his folklorist father as he documented the lives and music of bluesmen of the south. Fussell developed an appreciation for Americana himself and records songs of a byegone era. His latest album is titled What in the Natural World

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Dirty Projectors have released their first album following the romantic and musical separation of bandmates David Longstreth and Amber Coffman. Not to get all TMZ on you, but Longstreth decided to continue with the Dirty Projectors and is rather upfront about this being a breakup record. The following is a link to an episode of the Song Exploder podcast, with Longstreth discussing his song "Up In Hudson." 

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It was recently announced that new music from The Mountain Goats is on the way.

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Once again, NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest has found something wonderful and goshdarn different. This is worth 24 minutes of your time.