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New Reviews

Tanya Donelly and the Parkington Sisters

Tanya Donelly of Throwing Muses, The Breeders, and Belly is back with a new collaborative covers album recorded with Rose, Sarah and Ariel of The Parkington Sisters …

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The Sheila Divine - Cabin Fever Chronicles Vol. One

Aaron Perrino of The Sheila Divine has been writing and recording a song a day, posting them to social media and Bandcamp …

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New 90s Episode

Athens in the 90s - Digging Your Scene Roundtable

Author Grace Elizabeth Hale and Love Tractor guitarist Mark Cline take us on a tour of the 1980s and 90s Athens, Georgia music scene

The Athens, Georgia music scene might have been put on the map by R.E.M., but in truth they were one piece of a vibrant, diverse puzzle that included Pylon, The B-52s, Love Tractor, and others. A college town with nowhere to play in the late 70s and early 80s, bands and artists made their own spaces happen. Thanks to day-long drive to New York City and an influential college arts program, the sleepy Georgia town transformed in the 80s into one of the most important centers of musical, political, and social expression in the country. The 90s continued that exploratory spirit, finding a home for The Elephant 6 Collective and its respective bands, and well into the 2000s. To help us track the decades worth of stories and details, we're joined by college professor Grace Elizabeth Hale, author of "Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Changed American Culture" and guitarist Mark Cline of Love Tractor.

Special guests: Grace Elizabeth Hale - Author And Professor Of American Studies And History, Mark Kline - Guitarist, Love Tractor

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New Releases

Throwing Muses - Sun Racket

The Boston trio of Kristin Hersh, David Narcizo and Bernard Georges, release their tenth studio album via Fire Records.

💿 Amazon | 🎧 Apple Music 

Grant-Lee Phillips - Lightning, Show Us Your Stuff

His tenth solo release bears the markings of his prolific output, a melodic prowess and an ear for lyric in everyday conversation.

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Tricky - Fall To Pieces

The 14th full-length studio release for the British electronic artist was recorded in Berlin.

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Bill Callahan - Gold Record

Seventh solo album from the Smog mastermind.

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The Sheila Divine - Cabin Fever Chronicles Vol. One

Aaron Perrino of The Sheila Divine collects a volume of home recordings written while home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Coming Soon on Dig Me Out 90s

October Roundtable Poll

Prep your pumpkin spice lattes and chunky sweaters, it's time to pick our October roundtable! We've got one of our long-running series (Genre Dissection), one new series (Record Labels), and our always popular "Other" option. 

You've got until Friday, September 11th at midnight EST to vote and enter your choice in the comments.

🎙 From the podcast archive

Tanya Donelly - Lovesongs for Underdogs

With her first solo outing, Tanya Donelly attempts to balance her indie-rock past with a radio-friendly approach. Released: 1997 Label: 4AD Producer: Gary Smith, Tanya Donelly, Wally Gagel

Throwing Muses - The Real Ramona

Tanya Donelly and Kristin Hersh wield a twin-guitar attack on Throwing Muses 1991 album The Real Ramon that we wanted to like more Released: 1991 Label: 4AD Producer: Dennis Herring

Chicago in the 90s - Digging Your Scene - Roundtable

Our first Digging Your Scene roundtable takes us to the bands, venues, record stores, legacy and more of Chicago in the 1990s

San Diego In The 90s - Digging Your Scene - Roundtable

We take a trip to San Diego in the 90s with members of No Knife, Jejune and aMiniature to talk bands, venues, record stores, labels and more

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