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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
NPR Music offers up a wealth of end-of-year podcasts to provide a soundtrack for your road trips.
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?
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Archy Marshall's voice is astonishing, a deep bellow clawed out of asphalt and street tar and yowled from the bottom of the resulting pit. On his first album as King Krule, he devotes himself to mapping the varieties of growl his open throat can muster.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
The Scottish band further refines its grab-bag of arm-swinging brunette soul, swaying country and lite disco. Desire Lines is more confident and direct than anything in the group's catalog.
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Clad all in white, the guitarist takes a ride around his hometown in the video for "Never Run Away."
Friday, April 19, 2013
NPR Music picks a dozen of the most exciting releases from among the hundreds of singles, LPs and box sets that will be in record stores on Saturday, April 20.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
In honor of The Strokes' new album, Comedown Machine, packaged behind a cover meant to look like a 1970s tape-reel box, here's a selection of other albums packaged inside materials that refer to another musical format of some kind.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The new video for Phosphorescent's "Song For Zula" wraps metaphorical chains around a story of heartbreak.
Monday, March 04, 2013
The Danish band Efterklang literally went to the ends of the earth — an arctic island 400 miles north of mainland Europe, to be exact — to make its album Piramida.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
How the tiny digital file took down the mighty CD and came to dominate the music industry.