The Swedish experimental rock, psych-folk duo Wildbirds & Peacedrums is Mariam Wallentin on vocals and Andreas Werliin on drums. Download “Fight For Me,” featuring the Schola Cantorum Reykjavík Chamber Choir, 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.
The Los Angeles DJ Dâm-Funk will play his late ‘70s and early ‘80s-inspired beats on the Queen of Hearts as the three-level cruiser glides through the Hudson on Monday night. Download “Hood Pass Intact,” featuring MC Eiht, for just 24 hours here.
The San Diego quartet The Donkeys is currently on tour, playing fine American indie rock songs from the group's latest album, Born with Stripes. Download "I Like The Way You Walk" here.
This trio of art school grads from Columbus, Ohio makes gruff indie rock tunes littered with brash guitar riffs. Download "F^ck Her Tears from the band's first album recorded in studio here.
Anna Calvi based her cover of "Jezebel" on the 1951 original made popular by the French chanteuse Edith Piaf. Download Calvi's song off her 2011 debut album here.
The Casady sisters Bianca "Coco" and Sierra "Rosie" released Grey Oceans last year on Seattle’s indie Sub Pop label. Download the haunting, melodic lullaby “Lemonade” here.
The Staten Island quartet Cymbals Eat Guitars dishes out tunes that feature both noise rock and toned-down lullabies. You can hear both sounds on “...And the Hazy Sea” here.
Kane Mathis is one of the most accomplished American kora players around. On "Sori," he blends West African kora with ethereal jazz. Download the song here.
The music of the New York City folk fusion ensemble Hazmat Modine is steeped in blues, reggae, klezmer and country. Download “Child of a Blind Man,” which features the vocals of Natalie Merchant and the Gangbé Brass Band here.
The Brooklyn-based trio Pearl and the Beard features the harmonizing vocals of Jocelyn Mackenzie, Emily Hope Price and Jeremy Styles. Download “Sweetness” from the band’s second full-length album Killing The Darlings here.
Brooklyn’s Savoir Adore dishes out lively electro-pop numbers with dashes of folky-fuzz at the Brooklyn Museum on Friday night. Download “Sparrow” here.
The core of the Montreal, Canada quartet Besnard Lakes is the husband-wife duo Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas. Download “Albatross,” from the band's third full-length release here.
Last year's Saint Bartlett was Damien Jurado's ninth studio album in his 15-year career. Download “Arkansas” from the indie-folk musician's album here.
New York City’s percussive experimental band Gang Gang Dance released its fifth full-length album Eye Contact on Tuesday. Check out WNYC's interview with the band's frontwoman Lizzi Bougatsos and download the track "Mindkilla" here.
The Icelandic singer songwriter Hafdis Huld began playing gigs around the world when she was just 15. Download the track "Action Man" from her second solo-release here.
The Swedish pop trio Peter, Bjorn and John first captured the attention of its listeners with a sunny 2006 hit called “Young Folks,” which featured an infectious whistling melody. Now, the group's released a new (whistle-free) album called “Gimme Some.” Check out the video "Dig A Little Deeper," which Peter, Bjorn and John performed live in WNYC's Soundcheck studios, here.
The Ridgewood, New Jersey quartet Big Troubles plays its big guitar-driven dream-pop tunes on Friday night. Download the band's first single "Freudian Slips" from its debut album Worry here.
Brooklyn trio Class Actress blend blitzy electro-dance music driven by vintage synths and the vocals of Elizabeth Harper. Download the title track to the band's debut EP, Journal of Ardency.
The Brooklyn-based singer and music manipulator Danielle Johnson performs and records under the name Computer Magic. Download her spacey-disco track “Grand Junction” from Spectronic here.