Cambridge, MA band Passion Pit created a lot of buzz in 2009 with their debut release and they’re back after a few years of medical issues and production delays. Lead singer Michael Angelakos creates a unique electro-pop sound on their new album Gossamer. One of the catchiest tunes from the album you’ll hear on the Blend is “Take A Walk”.

Jimmy Cliff built his career on a much more straightforward reggae sound than his contemporaries and now he’s returned with modern twist. His new album Rebirth still exudes Cliff’s style but it has certainly been updated for the 21st century on tracks like “One More”.

Ohio native and NYC transplant Elle King reminds you an up tempo, Frank era Amy Winehouse with infectious vocals that cross the line between rock and soul. The title track to her new EP “Playing For Keeps exemplifies her extraordinary singing abilities.

Local artist Michael Reno Harrell also has a new album Leigh introduced called Then There’s Me. Listen Thursday at 4pm when he stops by the station to play a few songs live in our studio.