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

Nov 11, 2014

Every month, NPR Music asks public radio personalities around this country to name a new favorite song and then we feature one of those songs on Morning Edition.

Today we go to Oklahoma City, where Ryan LaCroix is the Operations Manager and All Things Considered host at KOSU. He also hosts a program called Oklahoma Rock Show, two hours of local music on KOSU every Thursday night.

The band Oil Boom is based in the Dallas / Ft. Worth metro area, but lead singer Ryan Taylor hails from Oklahoma City. LaCroix says the song "The Sneak Tip" is just plain fun.

"The Sneak Tip," by the Dallas-area garage-rock band Oil Boom, gives me an instant thrill. The group's new album Red Metal, produced by Ben Harper's former drummer Jordan Richardson, has an element of power pop — a bit of a shift from a sound that had mostly been about bluesy, scrappy rock 'n' roll. Ryan Taylor's excited pre-chorus stutter and plentiful "woah-woah-woahs" are bound to pull you in, so break out your air guitar and let your hair down. —Ryan LaCroix, KOSU's The Spy

Heavy Rotation is a monthly sampler of public radio hosts' favorite songs. Download new music from Oil Boom, Damien Rice, Melody's Echo Chamber, Lost Midas and more at NPR.org.