Welcome back to the music-loving universe New Order, music lovers! The first new music in five years is undeniably New Order's signature sound. "Be A Rebel" is a fine start to this week's show and perhaps a mantra for the foreseeable future. Django Django snuck into this week's show with "Spirals" and Big Beat Chicago Artist of the Week is Phillip-Michael Scales who is everything that is good and right about Chicago's music scene in 2020. His song "Find A Way" needs to be on repeat! The entire playlist is below and online and you can check out playlists to past Big Beats here.
I mention every week because it's so important - support the artists you hear on the Big Beat and WXRT by buying their music from, whenever you can, a local, independent, or family-owned music store and, when you head out crate diving, wear a mask and let me know what you find! Connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. My handle on all three of 'em is RyanArnoldRocks.
Your pal,-Ryan A.
***Big Beat Chicago Artist of the Week: Phillip-Michael Scales - Find A Way
Deep Sea Diver - "Impossible Weight" featuring Sharon Van Etten