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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Hear SOAK's disco-ball beat that won't quit, Faye Webster's breezy soliloquy and a raspy battle cry from Mavis Staples.
In this month's Heavy Rotation, a pop-meets-pensive bop from SOAK illuminates under a disco ball. Source: Ellius Grace

As winter departs and springtime begins, Heavy Rotation returns to spotlight a collection of songs by fresh artists, selected by public radio DJs across the country.

This month on Heavy Rotation, hear SOAK's disco-ball beat that won't quit, Faye Webster's vacation breeze of a song that explores the many facets of feeling alone, a raspy battle cry from Mavis Staples and a live SXSW session from BAILEN, best heard down by the creekside and out in the awakened sun.


Altın Gün, "Süpürgesi Yoncadan"

Inspired by psychedelia and Turkish folk music, bassist Jasper Verhulst founded the Dutch/Turkish world music collective Altin Gün several years ago. as "a folk band who play traditional standards," the six-piece reinterprets lesser-known Anatolian rock and folk songs. Following its 2018 debut album, , the band returns with a new collection, , on April 26. Search on YouTube for the title of Altin Gün's versions, all with mesmerizing string and rhythmic arrangements.

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