New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Slacker Official Website)
Slacker, Inc. today launched three additional free Artist Showcase stations to the Slacker Radio
service - adding Metric, Chiddy Bang
to their lineup of now 21 personalized radio stations hosted by well-known and emerging musicians.
Hand-curated and hosted by the artists, Slacker Artist Showcase stations give listeners insight into the musical influences and favorite songs of bands and artists. These stations feature exclusive commentary by the musicians with personal stories of growing up, falling in love, overcoming obstacles and their experiences in the music industry.
Artist Showcase stations feature a diverse and growing array of genres, emphasizing Slacker's dedication to being the ultimate personalized radio and music discovery resource. From chart-topping acts including AFI, Justin Moore, Patrick Stump, Plain White T's
and Far East Movement
to underground favorites, there is something for every musical taste on Slacker Radio.
"Twenty-one bands and artists, including seven with No. 1 hit songs, have visited the Slacker studios to create their own Artist Showcase stations," said Jonathan Sasse, senior vice president of marketing at Slacker. "These stations are a compelling resource for music discovery, helping listeners to learn more about their favorite musicians in the process, and they are only available on Slacker Radio."
For exclusive "making of" video content from behind the scenes of select Artist Showcase stations, visit: http://bit.ly/ArtistShowcase. For even more videos, including live performances, visit the Slacker Radio
YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/Slacker.
The following are all of the Artist Showcase stations currently available for free to all Slacker listeners:
and Jimmy Shaw of Metric
joined Slacker Radio
in the studio to host their station, featuring a wide range of music selections from the entire band including Beach House, Morrissey, Rod Stewart, Jay-Z
The Philadelphia hip hop duo Chiddy Bang
share the "big smorgasbord" of songs that they grew up listening to, from Nas and The Clash
to Dr. Dog, Marvin Gaye
started their whirlwind music career on YouTube, and the social media savvy duo are welcome to taking fans' song requests for their Slacker Radio
station. The diverse mix of bands and artists on this station include Eminem, Tom Petty, No Doubt, Arcade Fire
Which non-dance track did TommyD frequently play while in the club? TommyD and Jamie Scott
share their favorite songs by Talking Heads, TLC, Led Zeppelin, Paul Simon, Lauryn Hill
and more along with tons of personal stories on this Showcase station.
Monninger of Silversun Pickups
once "fanned out" on Doug Martsch of Built to Spill. Hear this and more stories along with hundreds of hand-selected songs by My Bloody Valentine, A Flock of Seagulls, Rod Stewart, Sparklehorse and more on the Silversun Pickups
The White Buffalo Showcase
The White Buffalo's Jake Smith shares a retrospective of his life from childhood up till today with his favorite songs by Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard, Bon Iver
may have a popular cover of "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls, but they also plan to cover a particular Coldplay
song. Learn this along with their favorite music by artists including Drake, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, Ellie Goulding
Which song makes babies cry? Blue October
provides a little insight into this on their Artist Showcase station, which also highlights music by bands and artists including The Cars, Tom Petty, Muse, A Perfect Circle, Mazzy Star, Willie Nelson
RJD2 shares hundreds of his favorite tracks by Van Halen, Brian Eno, Alicia Keys, DJ Shadow, Heart
and more, along with personal stories including his travels around Europe
with a Walkman (and the songs that inspired him on his trip).
Matt Costa Showcase
Californian Matt Costa relates his fondness for San Francisco and recording in Phil Spector's reverb chambers on his Slacker station. He also picks his favorite songs by Elvis Costello, Buddy
Holly, Frank Sinatra, Wilco, Grateful Dead, Jimmy Cliff and more.
The Parlotones Showcase
It turns out that The Parlotones have some complicated reactions to My Chemical Romance
and the "hot woman" in an Aerosmith
music video. They share these and music from their personal music libraries including Coldplay, Bright Eyes, Jeff Buckley, The Cure, Morrissey
and more on their Artist Showcase station.
She has an on-going obsession with Roy Orbison, and at first she didn't care for Steely Dan, but she's grown to love the band because of her father. Ida Maria
tells the stories behind her favorite music discoveries along with the songs she enjoys by The Cranberries, Joan Jett, Janis Joplin, Iggy Pop, Black Sabbath, The Velvet
Underground and more.
Patrick Stump Showcase
Patrick Stump of Fall Out Boy
shares interesting personal stories associated with the music he loves, from the first time he got drunk to the moment at a Jay-Z
concert he'll never forget. Hear these stories on his station along with his favorite songs by Michael Jackson, Prince, David
Brown, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder
Learn what Sondre Lerche
believes to be the greatest love song, the challenge of utilizing saxophone and what song he used to play at the end of every show. Also, hear an eclectic collection of his favorite music, from Fleetwood Mac
and Bob Dylan
to Big Boi, Gorillaz, MGMT and more.
Lee Newell is known for his candid comments, and Viva Brother's Artist Showcase station is full of them. The band also shares their favorite music including Queen, Oasis, The Black Keys, Joy Division, Eagles
The country artist himself tells his story about opening for ZZ Top (for free) and why he knows the exact population of his hometown - Poyen, Arkansas. Bands and artists on this station include Brad Paisley, Bob Marley, Tim McGraw, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many more.
Plain White T's
The band shares their experiences touring with Panic At The Disco
and discovering music through their siblings, highlighting music by Kings of Leon, Arcade Fire, The Beach Boys, John Lennon
and more on their Slacker Artist Showcase station.
Far East Movement
It was an incredible moment for the Far East Movement
when their track sampling the Beastie Boys
was cleared. Hear the song they sampled, along with tracks by Robyn, Guns N' Roses, Blur, Nate Dogg, Wiz Khalifa
Jimmy Eat World
It turns out that the band could have been much different had one member not chosen to buy a particular Def Leppard
album. Learn about this and other major music milestones on Jimmy Eat World's Artist Showcase station, which also features songs by Rocket from the Crypt, Ryan Adams, Modest Mouse, The Rolling Stones, Warren Zevon
Which member of AFI believes radio stations should have a quota of The Smiths? Who is Jade's biggest musical influence? AFI shares these tidbits on their Showcase station, along with their favorite songs by The Clash, A Perfect Circle, Green Day, Jay-Z
was introduced to Shawn Hook
during Slacker Canadian Music
Week 2012 and, impressed, invited him to program his own Artist Showcase station. Bands and artists on his station include Chris Isaak, Jeff Buckley, Lily Allen, Neil Diamond, Imogen Heap
Artist Showcase stations can be played anywhere that Slacker is available. They can be found in the "Artist Showcase" station category on all major smartphones, the iPad, in Ford vehicles with SYNC AppLink, connected home devices including Sonos and online at www.Slacker.com.
With three complementary service tiers, from the entirely free Slacker Basic Radio
and the ad-free Slacker Radio
Plus to the on-demand access of Slacker Premium Radio, Slacker offers a custom listening experience for every music fan.
About Slacker, Inc.
Slacker offers the world's most complete range of radio services, from millions of songs to custom content from ESPN Radio, ABC News and much more. Whether it's the award-winning free Slacker Basic Radio, the fully-loaded Slacker Radio
Plus, or Slacker Premium offering on-demand access to Slacker's music catalog, listeners enjoy a unique, custom listening experience. Slacker enables music lovers to play highly personalized music online at the Slacker web site, in Ford vehicles with SYNC AppLink, on connected home devices or on-the-go with free Slacker Personal Radio
applications. Slacker mobile applications are available for iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry smartphones and more. For additional information visit: http://www.Slacker.com/about.
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