Bobby Thompson, Otis Infrastructure

By Ally Schweitzer


Songs featured June 17, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song.

Bobby Thompson

“Soul Love”

from By the Hand

Chris McClenney


from Soulection White Label

Otis Infrastructure

“I'm Always Thinking”

from The Red, Red Robin

Dawit Eklund

“Litchi Juice”

from Ouroborous EP

Fady D

“No Fret”

from No Fret




“For Free”

from Den-Mate

Teen Suicide

“the same things happening to me all the time, even in my dreams”

from i will be my own hell because there is a devil inside my body


“Save the World”

from Synths, Beats & Psychedelia

Bad Brains

“Ragga Dub”

from I & I Survived

Barbara Papendorp and Oren Levine

“For A Tree (Arbor Day)”

Cartoon Weapons


from WTLFO

Near Northeast

“North Star”

from Curios

Part of Capital Soundtrack

What does Washington sound like? Capital Soundtrack, a new music project from WAMU 88.5, explores that question. This summer, we’re turning over our airwaves to musicians from D.C., Maryland and Virginia. We’re doing that by overhauling the sounds you hear during our talk shows and news breaks, and dedicating all of our interlude music to local artists. So while you take in the news that matters to you — whether during Morning Edition with Matt McCleskey or The Kojo Nnamdi Show — the atmosphere of the day's events will be shaped by sounds from our region. Capital Soundtrack is our way of amplifying our local musicians and tapping into the rich and diverse sounds of this place we call home. Let WAMU connect you with the sounds of Washington.

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