Tigers Are Bad For Horses, Matt Tarka

By Ally Schweitzer


Songs featured June 20, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song.

Tigers Are Bad For Horses


from TABFH

Hailu Mergia


from Hailu Mergia & His Classical Instrument

Matt Tarka

“Very Little”

from Surely Late EP

Lulu's Fate

“Iron Horse Dream”

from The Cowpalace Sessions

Will Eastman & Caleb L'Etoile

“We Gon Make It All Happen”

from District Summer



from Staunton



Curse Words

“Sunk Rock”

from Better Luck Next Time

The Lower Delta

“5:00 RD”


“Close Call”

New Canada

“Breathing Exists”

from Nova Nova Scotia


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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