Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Dec 3, 2018

Every month, NPR Music asks DJs from public radio stations across the country to name a new favorite song and, this month, KOSU featured Tulsa band Broncho.

Make no bones about it: I love, love, love Broncho. Their songs are like little pieces of audio candy, too sweet and tasty to stop snacking on. The Tulsa band's latest album, Bad Behavior, is chock-full of fun power pop treats that could— and should— be used in all sorts of films and commercials. Take for instance "Big City Boys," a song so catchy that it sounds as if it's on a loop. The three-minute jam has frontman Ryan Lindsey breathlessly delivering lyrics over a pulsating bass line, while ethereal backing "oohs" weave in and out. It's all about the feel for me and this song had my head boppin' right away and mindlessly humming along. Give this one a little taste— I know you'll love Broncho too. —Ryan LaCroix, KOSU

Heavy Rotation is a monthly sampler of public radio hosts' favorite songs. Listen to new music from Broncho, Anderson .Paak, Chaka Khan, Rhett Miller, Mandolin Orange, Molly Burch and more at NPR.org.