Marian McLaughlin, Melanie’s Magic Mellotron

By Ally Schweitzer


Songs featured July 11, 2016, as part of Capital Soundtrack from WAMU 88.5. Read more about the project and submit your own local song.

Tomás Pagán Motta

“It's Tough Letting Go”

from Tomás Pagán Motta


“Upward Through Ever-Expanding Light”

from Everything In Parallel

The Rememberables

“If You Should”

from The Rememberables

Black Dog Prowl


from Have A Little

The Cassettes


from Countach

Reginald Cyntje


from Spiritual Awakening

Marian McLaughlin

“Legend of the Neighborhood”

from Spirit House

Otis Infrastructure

“I'm Always Thinking”

from The Red, Red Robin



from District Summer


“The Fearsome Twosome”

Unring the Bell

“Mission to Hell, People”

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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