New Music Machine

Derek Sunshine | Thursday 5 - 7pm

Every week, the New Music selects new tracks from WRIR's library and all over the Internet.  You can tune in to hear the latest Indie Rock, New Folk, Electronica, Punk, Metal and whatever else has caught the ear of host Derek Sunshine.

Recent Blog Entries

1/29/15 From Down Under to Outer Space

We'll start with a track from the new Go-Betweens Anthology along with a couple of recent Australian bands they've inspired.  From there, we're off to more new music from The Mountain Goats,Mikal Cronin, Sunflower Bean, Erase Errata, Suburban Living, Jib Kidder and Public Service Broadcasting.

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1/22/15 Quiet to Loud

Tune in for new music from Tobias Jesso, The Decemberists, Ava Luna and Thurston Moore.

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1/15/15 Icy Fresh

Tune in for new music from Django Django, Waxahatchee, England's Glory and Sleater-Kinney.

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1/8/15 What’s Your Resolution?

Worry less?  Exercise more?  Play an instrument?  Paint a picture?  Climb a mountain?  Bake your own bread?  Swedish song writer Jen Lekman is writing a song every week and posting it online.  So we'll listen to his first song this year along with Ryley Walker, The Young Sinclairs, Modest Mouse, Nadine Shah, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, The Go! Team, Lilacs & Champagne and The Purity Ring.

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1/1/15 10 Years at WRIR - Looking Back And Looking Forward



On January 1st 2005, I hosted a show at 1pm, four hours after the Britsh Breakfast began our first official broadcast day.  A large team of volunteers had worked through that December running test broadcasts.  We figured that WRIR would be a good thing for Richmond but I don't think anyone anticipated where it'd be in 2015.

I'm proud to be broadcasting on our 10th anniversary today so today is a look past and a look forward.  I'm starting with the first set of four songs that I started that day.  The rest of the first hour will be my favorite records from 2005.  Since this is the New Music Machine, I'll also be looking forward with an hour of 2015 releases including tracks by Dick Diver, Dan Deacon and Jessica Pratt.

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12/25/14 A Holiday Season Smorgasbord

Old Favorites, New Favorites, Okay - my holiday favorites.

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