Otis Hart

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First Listen: Protomartyr, 'Under Color Of Official Right'

Sunday, March 30, 2014

You won't find silver linings on the Detroit post-punk band's new album — only overcast ennui. Poignancy and shame rule the day, and it's a brilliant thing to behold.


Song Premiere: Merchandise, 'Figured Out'

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Tampa-based rock band's new single shimmers despite shadows, with crystalline and crunchy guitars filling up every nook and cranny of the sonic spectrum.


Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of The Month

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

All Songs Considered's favorite electronic jams from February include a legit underground anthem, African field recordings, and yet another promising producer from Detroit.


First Listen: Diane Cluck, 'Boneset'

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cluck's songs unfurl in curlicues, not straight lines, as her voice contorts to mystical effect. On Boneset, she frequently channels the deified California songwriter Judee Sill.


Recommended Dose: The Best Dance Tracks Of The Month

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Recommended Dose is a round-up of some of the best new electronic dance songs, presented in a monthly mix. Our inaugural installment includes music from Disclosure, Detroit legends Theo Parrish and Moodymann and more.


Top 10 Dance Tracks Of 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

At our desks, in nightclubs, and over bedroom speaker systems, these are the tracks that made us move.


New Burial EP Arrives December 16

Sunday, December 01, 2013

The as-yet untitled EP on Hyperdub will be three songs and total 28 minutes.


The Mix: Britpop At 20

Sunday, September 08, 2013

The phenomenon known as Britpop took shape in 1993 after the success of Suede's self-titled debut album. Twenty years later, we look back at the era's best songs and speak with musicians who witnessed it firsthand.


First Listen: Potty Mouth, 'Hell Bent'

Sunday, September 01, 2013

One of the year's best rock albums features four women who play impassioned punk. Phoebe Harris' guitar riffs on Hell Bent are some of the catchiest of 2013, and while Abby Weems' monotone voice isn't polished, but it's a perfect fit for Potty Mouth's rough-hewn melodies.


First Listen: Beautiful Swimmers, 'Son'

Monday, June 24, 2013

Both dedicated record collectors, Beautiful Swimmers' Ari Goldman and Andrew Field-Pickering touch on house, disco, New Age zen and John Carpenter unease during their 11-song journey, which they crafted over the course of more than four years.


First Listen: Jagwar Ma, 'Howlin'

Sunday, June 02, 2013

A duo from Sydney, Australia, Jagwar Ma combines rock 'n' roll signifiers (electric guitars, psychedelic vocals) with pristine dance-music production. Howlin largely nails that sweet spot between singing along to a song and losing yourself in it.


Boards Of Canada Share New Video, Song

Thursday, May 23, 2013

After weeks of anticipation and cryptic messages the Scottish electronic duo finally shares a new song, and an eerie video.


First Listen: Tricky, 'False Idols'

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The producer's best album since the mid-'90s, False Idols is one of 2013's biggest surprises so far. His signature mix of menace and seduction still sounds contemporary after Tricky's more than 20 years in (and out of) the spotlight.


First Listen: Mount Kimbie, 'Cold Spring Fault Less Youth'

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The British beat-makers shed their electronics in pursuit of a sound designed to translate live. For their second album, Mount Kimbie's Dominic Maker and Kai Campos even trot out languid vocal performances and a real live drum kit, while still sounding like themselves in the process.


Song Premiere: Listen To Laurel Halo's 'Sex Mission'

Friday, May 17, 2013

The title may sound explicit, but the new techno track by Laurel Halo keeps things at a tantalizing simmer.


First Watch: Jeri-Jeri With Baaba Maal, 'Gawlo'

Friday, May 10, 2013

A new video set at a backyard party in Dakar highlights a collaboration between the famous Senegalese singer Baaba Maal, a drum ensemble and a German techno producer.


Prescription To Bang: Listen To Kyle Hall's 'Dr. Crunch'

Thursday, May 09, 2013

One of Detroit's youngest stars unleashes one of the year's great dance tracks, and reveals a connection to a founder of his hometown scene.


First Listen: Classixx, 'Hanging Gardens'

Sunday, May 05, 2013

All at once, Hanging Gardens feels vibrant and vintage, unmistakably young and inexplicably nostalgic. Classixx's Michael David and Tyler Blake may be known as DJs, but they're pop stars at heart, with melody reigning over rhythm and simple chord progressions carrying the day.


Yo La Tengo: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 15, 2013

Yo La Tengo's sound has evolved quite a bit since Georgia Hubley and Ira Kaplan first jammed together in 1984; the feedback has subsided, replaced by a more contemplative vibe. To coincide with the release of the band's 13th album, Fade, Yo La Tengo performs an acoustic set behind Bob Boilen's desk.


First Listen: Kurt Vile, 'Wakin On A Pretty Daze'

Sunday, March 31, 2013

The laid-back Philadelphia guitarist has become something of a patron saint for the Great Recession's legions of accidental bohemians, who work hard while hardly working. Vile's transfixing new album is arguably his best yet.