Artist Debuts

I LOVE MAKONNEN

I LOVE MAKONNEN is the stage name of Atlanta-based R&B and hip-hop artist Makonnen Sheran. His rise to prominence began after Drake remixed his song “Tuesday.” Another one of his tracks reached Miley Cyrus, who shared it on her Instagram. He has recently signed to Drake’s label, OVO Sound, and has begun work on a collaboration project with Mike Will.

You+Me

You+Me (pronounced “you plus me”) are a country-folk duo formed by singer-songwriter Alecia Moore (aka Pink) and Canadian musician Dallas Green (aka City And Colour). They recently unveiled their debut single, an acoustic love song “You And Me” and will release their debut studio album, Rose Ave., on 10/12.

Saint Pepsi

Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 12.54.57 PMRecently named “Best Of What’s Next” by Paste Magazine, Saint Pepsi began experimenting with remixing, genre shuffling and mashing up tracks by Justin Bieber and Carly Rae Jepsen – receiving recognition by multiple music blogs. He recently released his first non-remix track on the Carpark record label, “Fiona Coyne,” a summery synth-pop love letter to a fictional character on the TV show Degrassi.

Shake Some Action!

Yes, James Hall named his band after The Flamin’ Groovies’ most popular song. And yes, Shake Some Action! is a musical project that’s largely informed by the jingle-jangle power-pop of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. But where Hall’s other likeminded Seattle contemporaries rarely veer beyond the first three albums recorded by Big Star (cough, cough, The Posies, cough, cough), he gets more adventurous. Dig into the prolific man’s recordings and you’ll hear trace elements of more paisley underground sounding legends like The Rain Parade and The Three O’Clock. Hone in on Hall’s singing style and you’ll detect an anglophile approach that’s mined from early ‘90s EPs by The La’s and The Stone Roses.

New Music

Frank Catalano – Love Supreme Collective

With his previous album Bang! topping the Billboard Jazz chart in 2008, Frank Catalano has established himself as one of the top selling saxophonists in the United States, having the distinction of being the only known saxman to have performed with legendary artists like Miles Davis, Stan Getz, Betty Carter, Tito Puente and Tony Bennett – while still in high school! For his latest EP release, Love Supreme Collective, he teams up with Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin (who originally trained as a jazz drummer). The homage to John Coltrane also features Percy Jones (Brand X), Chris Poland (Megadeth) and Adam Benjamin (Kneebody).

Karen O – Crush Songs

Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 1.13.58 PMThe dreamy, acoustic opening track “Ooo” sets the tone for the collection of lo-fi, stripped-down love songs from Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O on her debut solo LP Crush Songs. Each of the album’s fifteen love ditties were recorded between 2006 and 2010 and (according to Karen O) were originally not intended for release at first, having been an outlet to bare her feelings. Lucky for us, she eventually distributed her intimate, impromptu-sounding musings to Cult Records (run by Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas). Other notable tracks include a brief cover of The Doors’ “Indian Summer” and the album’s lead single “Rapt.”

Mr. Carmack – Blouses

Hawaii-based producer Mr. Carmack is steadily making a name for himself in the worlds of trap and soulful electronica. While being associated with Soulection doesn’t hurt, it’s his riding of the line between rap & dance that makes his sound so relevant. With Blouses, Mr. Carmack mixes off-key video game samples and a rumbling bassline that evokes a dark, trapped-out netherworld. Nod your head to this!

Genre Station

Memphis Soul

Enjoy the uptown sounds of Memphis, from the rhythm section of Booker T. & The MG’s and many other STAX recording artists, to the quintessential Memphis soul of Al Green on the Hi label. The definitive Memphis horns sound still used in today’s retro soul provided the backbone for the classic hits you’ll hear on this station, including: “Soul Man,” “Knock on Wood,” “Respect Yourself” and “Funky Broadway.”

Musicologist

I dig all things ‘60s: garage punk, obscure psych, Stax and Motown soul stompers. My first CD purchases were REM’s Out of Time and Boyz II Men’s Cooleyhighharmony. I still own both! I’m pretty much immersed in music – hitting up local record shops, catching live shows at crusty dives, and DJing around town at various venues and bars.

Comments

  1. Angie Cole
    September 25, 2014 at 1:07pm
    Because of Pandora, I have discovered many new artists that I normally never would have. I live in a small town with two radio stations, country and classic rock, so exposer to new artists, unless country, is non existent. The new way to connect to your favorite artists is something I dreamed about as a young teenager, about thirty years ago. This is an amazing way to make dreams come true for music lovers from all over. I myself, am a fan of many different genres and music is what shapes my mood, my day and much more. Thank you Pandora for giving me an outlet to listen the music that I love and depend on so much. The thumb up feature goes beyond anything I could have ever imagined and I am excited beyond words, for a chance to connect to artists who move me with their music each and every day of my life.
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  2. Robert Fredrick Dressel
    September 25, 2014 at 1:43pm
    Word!!!! Love blue toothing ya allzz!!!!!
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  3. Wanda Morales
    September 26, 2014 at 3:45pm
    Enjoyed being able to hear songs I haven't heard in a long while thanks for giving me that variety
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  4. Wanda Morales
    September 26, 2014 at 3:45pm
    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to hear all the music I want to hear any time
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  5. Pam Smith
    September 26, 2014 at 11:55pm
    Thanks for Pandora where I live I don't get radio stations and I missed listening to music at night. With Pandora I listen to all types of music I like from the 600s to today's even some country. You made my life a lot better
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  6. Judy Andrews
    September 27, 2014 at 11:58am
    I think this is an amazing idea to touch people who wouldn't be like me into music. As a child and teenager I won state and national piano awards for my work in the state of Tennessee. But when I got married and had children I gave it up. You have made me miss it. I guess it was right day, right time!jj
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  7. Judy Andrews
    September 27, 2014 at 12:00pm
    I think this is a wonderful thing that you are doing. It makes you think, when you wouldn't normally Thank you
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  8. Celina Larkins-Medina
    September 28, 2014 at 3:46am
    WOW!!!SO EXCITING..I wouldnt know where to begin.. and i love so many different artist that any ONE of them would be a true blessing and dream come true!!! thx
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  9. mary surrett.
    September 28, 2014 at 9:35pm
    The absolute place to be pandora !!! The best of all the other stations . And I would absolutey love the one on one . KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ( PANDORA ) !!!
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    1. Jim Tapscott
      October 01, 2014 at 12:15pm
      This is great! I love music and love to share my passion. I am all over the place. Love Jazz, Celtic, Pop, GOOD country, SOME blues, classical. Recommend Jim Halls "Concerto" Album with Paul Desmond. There is a 18 minute piece "Concerto de Aranjuez " that, IMO one of the best ever jazz recordings. The whole album is great, but this piece is special. Check it out and let me know what you think.
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  10. Natalie
    September 30, 2014 at 3:52pm
    🔥💦😷😵😱
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