Some of this week’s newest music and genre station highlights on Pandora, fresh from our curation team!
Hailing from New Zealand – singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist Janine & the Mixtape spent time in Brooklyn, NY to complete her debut EP Dark Mind. She’s layering R&B, Hip-Hop and Indie to create a soulful New Wave-tinged R&B. Since its release last summer, she has been garnering buzz across the board with her smoky vocals, capturing attention of both artists and record labels.
Hans Christian is a German-born multi-instrumentalist who incorporates New Age, Indian, Ethnic Fusion, Chamber Jazz and Classical music into his compositions. Since his 1994 debut album, he has released seven studio albums including the popular Undefended Heart, a solo cello album with live loops and delays.
Up-and coming Reggaetón star Ramón A. González, known by his stage name, Jadiel (pronounced Yadiel) ‘El Tsunami,’ died tragically in a motorcycle accident on May 12th while visiting family in Rochester, NY. Jadiel was ascending rapidly in the Reggaetón world and his untimely death prompted a huge outpouring of expressions of grief and condolences from fans and colleagues the world over.
Since forming in 1997, Portland Folk-Metal quartet Agalloch have slowly risen to prominence as one of America’s best and distinct underground Metal bands, with a dedicated cult following in the process. Their highly anticipated fifth full-length album, The Serpent & The Sphere has been popularized and praised by NPR, Pitchfork, Stereogum and more.
The Roots – …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin
The 11th studio album by legendary Hip-Hop/Neo-Soul group and NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon house band – their latest offering is a concept opera, similar to their 2011 album Undun, of tortured stories from a collection of conflicted characters. It combines Jazz-influenced Hip-Hop and social awareness. Included are the singles “Tomorrow” and the melancholic “When The People Cheer.”
Conor Oberst – Upside Down Mountain
Made in Nashville with Dawes and Father John Misty producer Jonathan Wilson along with the Swedish duo First Aid Kit, Conor Oberst’s new album draws influences from the Folk-Rock music that came out of Los Angeles during the late ‘60s/early ‘70s. It’s quite a change from the electronic material on 2011’s The People’s Key, his previous album with his former indie rock band Bright Eyes.
A new station requested by you, the listeners, rounding out our 2000s Decade category of stations, featuring the most influential artists of the decade across Alternative, Active Rock and Mainstream Rock. You’ll hear artists like Foo Fighters, Saving Abel, Queens of the Stone Age and Muse.
Our latest addition to our stable of chart-based stations, Today’s Christian Hits is a very current younger skewing Top 40 station that features the biggest hits from hottest trending Christian Pop artists including Hillsong United, Newsboys, Francesca Battistelli and Building 429.