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First Listen: Cody ChesnuTT, 'My Love Divine Degree'


A studio session with Kanye led to a new album that finds the soul eccentric extending his fatherly compassion, and a helping of funk, to the world at large.

Photo: Courtesy of the artist, Sheree R. Swann

First Listen: Benjamin Booker, 'Witness'


Booker's second studio album is inspired by a society that disproportionately harms black bodies, and what he saw as his own lack of effort to do anything about it.

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First Listen: Cody ChesnuTT, 'My Love Divine Degree'

NPR | May 25, 2017 2 a.m.

A studio session with Kanye led to a new album that finds the soul eccentric extending his fatherly compassion, and a helping of funk, to the world at large.

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First Listen: Benjamin Booker, 'Witness'

NPR | May 25, 2017 2 a.m.

Booker's second studio album is inspired by a society that disproportionately harms black bodies, and what he saw as his own lack of effort to do anything about it.

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Video Premiere: Jared Mees - 'Blue Angels'

opbmusic | May 24, 2017 7 a.m.

The Portland songwriter — and co-owner of Tender Loving Empire — releases a new video for his song about loss and letting go.

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opbmusic’s Monday Mix: The National, Tank and the Bangas, Filthy Friends

opbmusic | May 22, 2017 11:42 a.m.

Listen to three new songs hitting the airwaves this week on our broadcast.

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Video Premiere: The Domestics - 'Beauty Contest'

opbmusic | May 18, 2017 3:32 p.m.

The popular Portland rock band release their latest video and announce a new album.

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Soundgarden Frontman Chris Cornell Dies At Age 52

AP | May 18, 2017 8:15 a.m.

Chris Corenll's death Wednesday night stunned his family and his die-hard fans, who Cornell just performed for hours earlier at a show in Detroit.

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First Listen: Justin Townes Earle, 'Kids In The Street'

NPR | May 17, 2017 9 p.m.

Kids In The Street is the veteran songwriter's most pleasing and playful effort to date.

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Tank And The Bangas Live At OPB

opbmusic | May 17, 2017 12:30 p.m.

The winners of the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest stop by our studio for a colorful and funny live session and interview.

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Pickathon Woods Stage: Daniel Norgren

opbmusic | May 16, 2017 8 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

The Swedish artist made his U.S. debut last summer at Pickathon, where he performed a classic-sounding song on the stage in the woods.

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opbmusic’s Monday Mix: Feist, Grizzly Bear, RAC ft. Rostam

opbmusic | May 15, 2017 3:45 p.m.

Listen to three new songs hitting the airwaves this week on our broadcast.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, May 8-14

opbmusic | May 15, 2017 10 a.m.

In Mind by Real Estate is the most-played album on the opbmusic broadcast.

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First Listen: Land Of Talk's First Album In 7 Years, 'Life After Youth'

NPR | May 11, 2017 2:15 p.m.

On the Montreal-based indie-pop band's first album in seven years, Elizabeth Powell's voice captures a just-right mix of sweetness and ache.

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Live At OPB: Point Juncture, WA Plays Tracks From New Double Album

opbmusic | May 11, 2017 1:45 p.m.

The Portland rock band play songs from their ambitious new double album and chats with opbmusic's Jerad Walker in front of a live studio audience.

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Come to a Studio Session with Pickwick

opbmusic | May 10, 2017 11:46 a.m.

The Seattle group joins us May 17 at 7pm to play from their upcoming 2nd release, LoveJoys. Get free tickets here.

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Song Premiere - The Parson Red Heads - "Please Come Save Me"

opbmusic | May 9, 2017 11 a.m.

Hear a new song from the Portland folk-rock stalwarts, whose 4th album is due June 9th.

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opbmusic Airplay Chart, May 1-7

opbmusic | May 8, 2017 11:38 a.m.

Pure Comedy by Father John Misty is the most-played album on the opbmusic broadcast.

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opbmusic’s Monday Mix: Phosphorescent, Daniel Romano, Overcoats

opbmusic | May 8, 2017 9:53 a.m.

Listen to three new songs hitting the airwaves this week on our broadcast.

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Aimee Mann: Tiny Desk Concert

NPR | May 8, 2017 8:11 a.m.

"This song is called 'You Never Loved Me' — it's another cheery, optimistic number," says Aimee Mann, introducing the second of four songs in this Tiny Desk Concert.

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Jay Som Live At OPB

opbmusic | May 5, 2017 11:32 a.m.

The Oakland rock band, fronted by prodigious talent Melina Duterte, perform songs from their sophomore release, Everybody Works.

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First Listen: PWR BTTM, 'Pageant'

NPR | May 3, 2017 9 p.m.

Pageant is a soundtrack for outsiders on the way to loving themselves — queer and complicated as that process may be.

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