Jacob Ganz

Jacob Ganz appears in the following:

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


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.


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?


First Listen: King Krule, '6 Feet Beneath The Moon'

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.


First Listen: Camera Obscura, 'Desire Lines'

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.


First Watch: Kurt Vile, 'Never Run Away'

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Clad all in white, the guitarist takes a ride around his hometown in the video for "Never Run Away."


12 Reasons To Visit Your Local Record Store On Saturday

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.


10 Great Album Art Fake-Outs

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.


First Watch: Phosphorescent, 'Song For Zula'

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The new video for Phosphorescent's "Song For Zula" wraps metaphorical chains around a story of heartbreak.