Matt Berninger, Gorillaz featuring Beck, Julien Baker

The Big Beat with Ryan Arnold
By 93XRT
Some "firsts" on this week's show - first spins for some songs by artists we know and first spins by new artists! Faves include Gorillaz featuring Beck, Julien Baker, Cloud Nothings and Big Beat Chicago Artist of the Week Whitney. Along with great music is a special interview I had with Matt Berninger of The National who released his debut solo album Serpentine Prison a couple'a weeks back.  Check it out here.  The entire playlist is below and online and you can check out playlists to past Big Beats here.

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Gorillaz - “The Valley of The Pagans” featuring Beck

Kiwi Jr - “Undecided Voters”

Maximo Park - “Baby, Sleep”

Matt Berninger - “One More Second”

Romy - “Lifetime”

Cloud Nothings - “Am I Something”

Casper Clausen (from Efterklang) - “Used To Think”

*Big Beat Chicago Artist of the Week:  Whitney - “Crying, Laughing, Loving, Lying”

Laura Jane Grace - “The Swimming Pool Song”

Julien Baker – “Faith Healer”

Arlo Parks - “Green Eyes”

Hundredth - “Bottle It Up”

Middle Kids - “R U 4 Me?”

Giant Rooks - “Heat Up”