Alex Byrd, J. Flax & The Heart Attacks

By Ally Schweitzer


Songs featured July 6, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song.

Zenon Slawinski

“No Support”

from The Beginning of Time

Wild Flag

“Electric Band”

from Wild Flag

Rock Creek Jazz


from International


“Miracle On U Street (Tone P Instrumental)”

Shark Week


from Beach Fuzz

Alex Byrd

“Jamais Vu”

from Skeins

The Rail Runners

“The Takeback”

from The Rail Runners


“Glass Houses”

from Get Up Young Phoenix

Newt Junior


J. Flax & The Heart Attacks

“Virginia Gentleman”

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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