Worth a Listen: Free Sonos Radio Programs with Dolly Parton, David Byrne, and MoreEnjoy DJ sets from Thom Yorke, Chicago’s Whitney, and British rap punks Sleaford Mods—free of charge
If you love music and hate wires, there’s a good chance that you already have one (or more) of Sonos’s unbelievably cool wifi speakers in your home, in which case there’s a good chance that you’re already familiar with all of the content the brand has been producing under its Sonos Radio banner. But you don’t need to own a Sonos to get in on the fun.
Head over to the Sonos Sound System Archive on Mixcloud to hear Thom Yorke, Portishead producer Geoff Barrow, British rap punks Sleaford Mods, and jangly Chicagoans Whitney play radio DJ; a panglobal mix by the legendary David Byrne; and Dolly Parton telling the story behind “9 to 5”. If you’re looking to engage your winter-addled brain, check out poet/critic Hanif Abdurraqib chopping it up with Jeff Tweedy about cover songs, or the new series Black Is Black, where DJ Lindsey “explores the continuing legacy of the Black music diaspora.” And if you’re a fan of underdog stories, tune into Unsung to hear your favorite artists hold forth on bands they think deserve more shine, like Future Islands frontman Samuel T. Herring singing the praises of tragic 90s gloom-rockers Morphine.