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Mike Katzif

Digital Producer, Soundcheck

Mike Katzif appears in the following:

Songs We Love: Gold, 'Wake Of The World'

Friday, July 31, 2015

This skeletal rock song is a brilliantly written reminder that, while life is good, it could be so much better.

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First Listen: Night Beds, 'Ivywild'

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Winston Yellen's folk project dims the lights on a new collection inspired by electronic pop and R&B.

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Desaparecidos, Live In Concert

Friday, July 17, 2015

Conor Oberst's music has rarely felt this jarring, raw and immediate. Watch his recently re-formed punk band put on an exhilarating, fist-pumping show at Brooklyn's Shea Stadium.

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First Watch: Krill, 'Torturer'

Friday, July 17, 2015

In the Boston band's surreal new video, a mansion caretaker's isolation gives way to paranoia as "Torturer" builds through waves of noisy outbursts.

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Song Premiere: Youth Lagoon, 'The Knower'

Monday, July 13, 2015

Stark intimacy gives way to a regal, celebratory fanfare in this first track from Savage Hills Ballroom.

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First Watch: Diane Coffee, 'Everyday'

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Foxygen's Shaun Fleming steps to the fore in a song (and video) with a smile-inducing spirit.

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First Listen: Son Lux, 'Bones'

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Thanks in part to Ryan Lott's expanding roster of collaborators, Bones is the sound of restless, forward-thinking musicians as they search for something new.

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Spoon, 'Inside Out'

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Watch a new slow-motion video for one of They Want My Soul's best songs, directed by the production team LeBlanc + Cudmore.

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First Listen: Joanna Gruesome, 'Peanut Butter'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

On a sophomore album that packs 10 songs into less than 22 minutes, the Welsh band showcases its considerable gift for balancing sweetness and chaos.

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First Listen: Speedy Ortiz, 'Foil Deer'

Sunday, April 12, 2015

What makes the band's second album truly crackle is the way Sadie Dupuis' words interlock with her band's barreling energy and turn-on-a-dime arrangements.

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First Listen: Public Service Broadcasting, 'The Race For Space'

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Using samples from vintage news broadcasts and in-flight NASA chatter, a British duo tells the story of the Space Age's first 15 years.

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Speedy Ortiz, 'Raising The Skate'

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Frayed-nerve guitar riffs and knotty melodies fuel a tense song that erupts into noisy diversions.

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Joanna Gruesome, 'Last Year'

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

The Cardiff band with the punny name returns with its signature mix of sweetness and chaos.

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Dan Deacon, 'Feel The Lightning'

Monday, January 12, 2015

The mad-scientist composer throws an ecstatic dance party with skittering polyrhythms, buzzy synths and a pop hook he sings in duet with himself.
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Waxahatchee, 'Air'

Monday, January 12, 2015

Against swelling keyboards and a stark guitar melody, Katie Crutchfield sings of love and loneliness, embracing change with fragile, gutsy honesty.
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Joan Rivers, Unflinching And Iconic Comedian, Dies At 81

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The no-holds-barred comedian and TV star was a friend and frequent guest on WNYC. Rivers last appeared as a guest host on The Leonard Lopate Show in June. Listen to her here.

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12 Days Of Soundcheck '13: Deltron 3030, 'Nobody Can'

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

On Tuesday, December 17, download a special live performance of Deltron 3030's song "Nobody Can" recorded in the Soundcheck studio.

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