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Time now for our music project, Heavy Rotation. Each month NPR Music asks Public Radio hosts and program directors to name a favorite new tune, and each month we feature one of those picks. Today our pick comes from, which is a project of Youth Radio that streams live from Oakland.

MIKE BIGGS: My name is DJ Mike Biggs. For this month's Heavy Rotation, my pick is "Bridge and Tunnel," by the New York City synth pop duo Holy Ghost!


BIGGS: Holy Ghost! is a duo out of New York that makes sort of what you could call punk funk 'cause it's these guys that kind of look and sort of have a vibe of a rock or a punk group, but they're doing it to kind of a disco felt beat.


BIGGS: I've been rocking it pretty steadily at my DJ gigs. It just sounds so fresh and so good, but yet kind of retro. It's catchy.


BIGGS: It's definitely a bit of a love letter to New York. It's also kind of an anthem for really the homesick.


BIGGS: These guys, I imagine, must tour all over the world, and if you've been away from your home touring for that long, you're going to get really homesick, especially if you live in a place like New York City. And so when it comes around to the chorus, it's like, ah, back to New York City, true love. No place like home.

WERTHEIMER: That's DJ Mike Biggs of That's a project of Youth Radio. His pick for heavy rotation is "Bridge and Tunnel" by Holy Ghost! And you can find more heavy rotation music picks at This is NPR News.

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