New York's 6th & B Community Garden was just the right setting for the artist formerly known as Smog. Watch Bill Callahan perform "Small Plane," from his new album Dream River.
At long last, after weeks of teases, mystery and leaks, Arcade Fire has finally released its new single "Reflektor" from its forthcoming album of the same name. Members of the Soundcheck team weigh in with their initial thoughts.
Watch Swedish singer Anna Von Hausswolff perform a gorgeous, epic version of "Funeral For My Future Children" on giant pipe organ in a New York City Church.
Hear "New," the title track single from Paul McCartney's just-announced upcoming album.
Nine Inch Nails' Hesitation Marks has been one of this fall's most eagerly-anticipated releases and fans and critics alike have been incredibly curious and excited about the band's comeback album. Now that the record is streaming over at iTunes, members of Soundcheck give the album a listen and offer their first impressions.
Hear "Million Miles," a brand new track from venerable New York indie rock band TV On The Radio.
Nine Inch Nails' latest album, Hesitation Marks, is not out until Sept. 3, but judging on the three singles and the album cover art released so far, the iconoclast band is channelling its past, both musically and visually.
Hear "Rebirth," a new song from the noisy, '90s-leaning band Yuck.
The sprawling Austin ensemble is ending its two month-long residencies in New York with two ambitious blowouts covering Radiohead's classic album OK Computer. Watch Mother Falcon cover the Radiohead song "Airbag."
Hear the art-project-turned-punk band Japanther perform in the Soundcheck studio.
Watch a bizarre new music video from the Lawrence, Ks.-based indie rock band Hospital Ships.
Watch the dexterous finger-tapping guitarist Marnie Stern give a glimpse into her colorful New York City apartment and perform an intense, bare-bones rendition of "You Don't Turn Down."
Watch a new live in-the-studio music video from the Dallas indie rock band Air Review.
Hear Ready To Die, the protopunk band's new album, in its entirety.
Hear iconoclast psych rock band's latest album in its entirety as part of NPR Music's First Listen series.
Watch Waxahatchee's intimate, early morning performance of "Swan Dive" at a bar in Austin, Texas during South By Southwest.
Hear "Brennisteinn," a new song from Sigur Ros' upcoming album.
Brooklyn band Ex Cops performs "Spring Break (Birthday Song)" in a funky Austin bookstore during South By Southwest.
This year's South By Southwest music festival is over, and there's much to recommend. Soundcheck producer Michael Katzif recaps his favorite moments of the week.
Soundcheck producer Michael Katzif recaps Saturday at South By Southwest.