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New holiday music from Wife Patrol / Isaiah J. Thompson
December 03, 2023
This week on Cultural Manifesto explore holiday-themed releases from Wife Patrol and Isaiah J. Thompson.
The Indianapolis-based rock band Wife Patrol gained national attention for their 2020 LP “Too Prickly For This World.” Afropunk praised Wife Patrol for their "indelible hooks and defiant verses,” and Bandcamp described the group’s sound as “catchy alt rock with streaks of punk, new wave, and metal.” Wife Patrol will discuss their latest single “Christmas ’96.”
2023 was a landmark year for pianist Isaiah J. Thompson. Earlier this year, Thompson won the American Pianists Association 2023 Award for Jazz and the Cole Porter Fellowship. Thomspon will join host Kyle Long to talk about his new album “Guaraldi Holiday,” a tribute to the music of Vince Guaraldi, who scored the classic Peanuts’ holiday specials of the 1960s.