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WXPN Features Caroline Rose as the XPN Artist to Watch for May

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

PHILADELPHIA, PA – May 1, 2018 – WXPN, the nationally-recognized leader in Triple A music and non-commercial radio service of the University of Pennsylvania, named Caroline Rose as its May Artist To Watch. WXPN Music Director and Host Dan Reed presented the first of the month’s on-air segments today, May 1, in the 4 p.m. hour.

An obsession with money, an unfaithful lover, a friend’s accidental pregnancy, misogyny, loneliness, death…This is just some of the lighthearted subject matter that make up Loner — the darkly comedic second album from songwriter/producer Caroline Rose. Armed with an arsenal of new instruments and equipment, two years of exploration, and a wicked sense of humor, Rose delivers a set of serious songs wrapped in an angsty pop burrito.

“I want to make music that sounds as manic as I feel,” says Rose. Filled with catchy synth hooks, Ray Manzarek-esque Farfisa, surf guitar, depth of thought and a punk attitude, Loner captures the energy of bands like Le Tigre and The Cramps, and nods to the styles of Blondie and DEVO, the pop hooks of icons like Justin Timberlake, all the while being inspired by the artistry of Kate Bush.

Rose recently played a fun and terrific Free At Noon a few weeks ago and will be featured on World Cafe on Friday, May 18th. She’ll be back in town opening for Maggie Rogers on May 24th at Union Transfer.

See photos and listen to audio from her Free At Noon set here.

Since 2003, the XPN Artists To Watch series has been a reflection of WXPN’s commitment to nurturing fresh, new talent and exposing listeners to the best new music. Each month, the XPN Artists To Watch series spotlights a different up-and-coming performer who has produced an album or body of work that demonstrates outstanding vision, creativity and songwriting ability. Month-long on-air promotion is combined with online features to help audiences discover each artist.

WXPN, the nationally recognized leader in Triple A radio and the premier guide for discovering new and significant artists in rock, blues, roots, and folk, is the non-commercial, member-supported radio service of the University of Pennsylvania. WXPN produces World Cafe®, public radio’s most popular program of popular music hosted by David Dye and syndicated by NPR, and the Peabody Award winning Kids Cornerhosted by Kathy O’Connell. WXPN also produces the XPN2 Singer-Songwriter Radio stream as its secondary radio channel in HD that is also available online. WXPN serves the greater Philadelphia area at 88.5 FM, the Lehigh Valley at 104.9, Worton/Baltimore at 90.5 FM, Lancaster/York at 88.7 FM, Harrisburg at 99.7 FM, and the world via online streaming at XPN.org.