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Jacob Ganz

Jacob Ganz appears in the following:

NPR Music's 302 Favorite Songs Of 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Traditionally, the folks at NPR Music make a list of their 100 favorite songs of the year. But this time, they expanded the list to 302 songs and made a really long mix tape.

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NPR Music Presents A Screening Of 'Wild Combination: A Portrait Of Arthur Russell'

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Come watch a documentary on the life and music of the avant-garde and disco composer Arthur Russell's life — and stick around for a discussion with musicians and friends.

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Wild Beasts: A 'Beautiful Truth' In A Beautiful Bar

Thursday, October 23, 2014

We asked the romantic London band to perform a song from its album Present Tense in The Campbell Apartment, an antique bar tucked into the corner of New York's bustling Grand Central Station.

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RSVP For NPR Music's Showcase During The CMJ Music Marathon

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Come join NPR in New York City on Oct. 22 for a night of rising stars, including R&B singers Elle Varner and B.J. The Chicago Kid, as well as indie-rock artists Lia Ices and Cayetana.

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Reimagining Brubeck

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The late pianist Dave Brubeck left jazz with a large body of compositions. Hear how his iconic music was rearranged by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

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First Listen: Jessie Ware, 'Tough Love'

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Whether you use it as a balm or an echo chamber for your despair, Ware's second album is a celebration of gloriously messy feelings, each tamed by her soft touch.

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First Listen: Perfume Genius, 'Too Bright'

Sunday, September 14, 2014

After two solid albums, Too Bright is something shockingly new for Perfume Genius: a set of muscular, magnificently controlled songs that explore darkness inside and out.

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Come See The New Pornographers Play 'Brill Bruisers' In The Brill Building

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

We're turning New York's historic Brill Building into a live venue for this one-time event. It's a perfect setting to showcase the ecstatic indie-pop group's marriage of craft and immediacy.

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Tom Scholz: Sound Machine

Thursday, May 22, 2014

The mastermind behind the band Boston isn't just a songwriter — he's also an engineer. Scholz opens his studio to demonstrate how his self-made gear helped create the group's unique sound.

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First Listen: Hundred Waters, 'The Moon Rang Like A Bell'

Sunday, May 18, 2014

All over its darkly shimmering second album, the band showcases a remarkable ability to pull listeners' strings. Hundred Waters' members make music to burrow deep into, to obsess over.

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First Listen: Sturgill Simpson, 'Metamodern Sounds In Country Music'

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Nothing on Metamodern sounds forced; Simpson has perfected the trick of distilling classic country from many eras and moving away from it at the same time.

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These New Puritans: 'You Have To Be Meticulous'

Friday, May 02, 2014

"I don't have the attention span for music that apes itself," says Jack Barnett, leader of the British band These New Puritans. His group has fine-tuned its sound by remaining open to many influences.

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David Lamb Of Folk Duo Brown Bird Dies At 35

Monday, April 07, 2014

The Brown Bird singer, who played folk that edged toward the dark sides of both blues and country, died Saturday after a year-long fight with leukemia.

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We've Never Stopped Thinking About Kurt Cobain

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Twenty years after his death, Nirvana's music — and tributes to and fights over it — remains a steady presence. Here's a taste.

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First Listen: The War On Drugs, 'Lost In The Dream'

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Highly emotional rock that reads as low-stakes at first, Lost in the Dream is evocative and pleasant if you let it float by in the background. But it's made with hooks that sink in deep.

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Hundred Waters Shines A Strange Light In Darkness

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

A video for the brand new song "Cavity," from the band's second album, out May 27, uses a single flashlight to create an eerily beautiful landscape.

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Damon Albarn And St. Vincent To Play NPR Music's SXSW Showcase

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

NPR Music will present a genre-blending lineup at the SXSW 2014 Music Festival opening night showcase in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, March 12.

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The Knife On 'Shaking' Expectations

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

In a rare audio interview, the Swedish electronic duo reveals how its latest album, Shaking The Habitual, is an extension of the philosophy that "everything is politicized."

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12 For The Road: A Music Podcast Playlist For Holiday Travel

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

NPR Music offers up a wealth of end-of-year podcasts to provide a soundtrack for your road trips.

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Haven't I Heard This Song Before?

Friday, August 23, 2013

A pinch of melody, a dash of groove. Pop music is built on making a song sound just new enough to be intriguing. So what happens when one song sounds a little too familiar?

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