Digital textures, live instrumentation, samples and remixes. Kieran Hebden, a.k.a. Four Tet, is a conductor of these. Download his remix of fellow beat maker Caribou. The track's called "Angel Echoes."
New Jersey brothers Eddie and Jeff Nazareno have been writing and playing music for 14 years. But they didn’t combine their musical powers to form pow wow! until 2005. The band has a pretty upbeat and jangly pop sound.
The Argentinean singer and multi-instrumentalist Pablo Malaurie combines traditional Japanese sounds with South American folk. Download the track "Veni" from his 2010 solo debut record, El Festival del Beso, and watch a music video featuring Malaurie by the French filmmaker Vincent Moon.
The experimental musician Noah Lennox is best known as Panda Bear, one of the founding members of the neo-noise group Animal Collective. His latest album Tomboy was released in April. Download "Last Night at the Jetty" from the album here.
Dirty Beaches is the solo sound project of the Taiwanese musician, and not so closeted lover of iconic '50’s Americana, Alex Zhang Hungtai. Download his song “Sweet 17” here.
In the fifth grade, Shirasaki was transcribing the works of the renowned American jazz pianist Bud Powell, and by age 12, she had already begun her professional career. Download the title track from her latest solo piano release "Falling Leaves - Live in Hamburg" here.
The Hundred in the Hands makes highly danceable, disco-punk pop music. Download the Brooklyn duo's "Dressed in Dresden" from its eponymous full-length debut here.
The four punk-rocking 18- and 19-year-old teenagers of iceage (sans capital “I”) are musically beyond their tender ages. Download the Copenhagen, Denmark group's track “Broken Bone" from the band's debut album New Brigade.
Reggie Watts is an entertainer. He spins on-the-spot comedic free verse over on-the-spot free beats with an incomparable vocal range. Download "Every Day is Like Sunday" here from the LP Live at Third Man Records.
The Brooklyn singer songwriter Mike Wexler, whose influences include Pink Floyd, Scott Walker and former Soft Machines member Robert Wyatt, pairs his musical folk exploration with psychedelia. Download “Ecliptic” from his 2007 debut album Sun Wheel here.
Download "Hotel Room" by the British duo Smoke Fairies. The track is from the band's first full length release in the U.S., Through Low Light and Trees.
With grins, grimaces, manic gesticulation and fervent beats of his drumsticks, the Philadelphia jazz drummer and composer Ari Hoenig directs complex rhythms and melodies on his instrument. Download the title track from his album Lines of Oppression here.
Download the new single “Bedbedbedbedbed” by the Washington D.C. band Deleted Scenes here. It's from the band's third album Young People’s Church of the Air, which is due out in September.
The Seattle indie-poppers in Seapony released their debut album Go With Me last month. Download the fuzzy feeling track "Dreaming" right here.
Preview of the upcoming Radiolab concert event 'Curious Sounds' by downloading a track from Brooklyn's genre-bending duo Buke & Gass. Plus, get tickets for the show.
Chris Bathgate has gained comparisons to fellow contemporary folk artists like Sufjan Stevens, Iron & Wine and Damien Jurado. Download the track "No Silver" from his fourth full length release Salt Year.
The Toronto-based songstress and multi-instrumentalist Lou Canon released her self-titled debut album in May. Get a free download of Canon's single “Heart Of.”
The Brooklyn-based trio Regal Degal smashes and bangs out post-punk rock. Download the track “Making You Thinking” right here for free.
The bandmembers in The Melvins aren't called the “Godfathers of Grunge” for nothing. The punk rock metal music of the Montesano, Washington group influenced greats such as Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam, among others. Download a live recording of "Civilized Worm" here.
Mikkel Hess is the Danish musician behind Hess is More. His upcoming release Creation Keeps The Devil Away blends jazz, folk, disco, indie and dance music with a cinematic sense of humor. Download the album's title track here.