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Jacob Ganz

Jacob Ganz appears in the following:

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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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How One Band Turned A Ghost Town Into A Giant Recording Studio

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.

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Taking Stock Of The MP3 At Midlife

Thursday, October 11, 2012

How the tiny digital file took down the mighty CD and came to dominate the music industry.

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There's No Such Thing As A Sold Out Concert (Even For Justin Bieber)

Monday, June 04, 2012

Or: Why Justin Bieber didn't really sell 40,000 tickets in 30 seconds.

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Are 140-Character Reviews The Future Of Music Criticism?

Friday, January 13, 2012

This week, alternative rock's bible, SPIN magazine, announced that it would eliminate the standard short album review from the magazine. In 2012 the magazine's writers will assess 1,500 albums, each via a single post on Twitter.

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The Year in Music News Stories

Monday, December 20, 2010

2010 brought the rise of the indie band and Taylor Swift, Kanye West’s Twitter account, and an avalanche of reunion tours. Jacob Ganz of the NPR Music blog The Record reviews the year's top music news stories.

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