Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson appears in the following:

First Listen: Amber Coffman, 'City Of No Reply'

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Coffman's first album since leaving Dirty Projectors reads like a love letter to the act of going solo, in life as in music.

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With 'The Seeker,' Cloud Cult Makes A Movie To Match Its Music

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Twin Cities band's latest project is a feature film called The Seeker, which builds on themes of love, optimism, pain and belief. Watch the video for "No Hell."

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Julia Jacklin: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, May 22, 2017

A restrained, whisper-soft Tiny Desk concert from Australian singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin with songs taken from her debut album Don't Let The Kids Win.

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Watch Alabama Shakes Travel Back In Time With Cover Of 'Killer Diller'

Thursday, May 18, 2017

For the PBS documentary series American Epic, Alabama Shakes' members used 1920s-era equipment to record a cover of "Killer Diller."

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Hear The Previously Unreleased Beach House Song, 'Chariot'

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The track is one of two never-before-heard songs on B-Sides And Rarities, a career-spanning Beach House compilation due out June 30.

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Noga Erez Imagines A Dystopia Where The Hand-People Judge Us All

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Israeli singer-songwriter makes politically charged dance music — banging, throbbing stuff full of messages about power and independence.

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First Listen: The Mountain Goats, 'Goths'

Monday, May 15, 2017

For John Darnielle, goth isn't a sound or a style so much as a state of mind: a source of comfort and connection for more than just the young and lost.

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First Listen: Land Of Talk, 'Life After Youth'

Thursday, May 11, 2017

On the Montreal-based indie-pop band's first album in seven years, Elizabeth Powell's voice captures a just-right mix of sweetness and ache.

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'We Start With 50,000 Liters Of Farm-Fresh Urine...'

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

To fertilize its barley, a brewery in Denmark is using urine collected at the Roskilde Music Festival. The beer is called "Pisner," because of course it is.

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Hear Lydia Loveless Reinvent Justin Bieber's 'Sorry'

Friday, May 05, 2017

Loveless unlocks the slow-burning desperation at the heart of an electro-pop banger.

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Oscar Winner Glen Hansard Returns To Movie Music

Friday, May 05, 2017

The singer has made a specialty of string-swept odes to perseverance, and "Are You Getting Through" is a particularly strong entry in his recent catalog.

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Songs We Love: Allison Pierce, 'Fool Him'

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Known for her work in The Pierces, the singer goes solo with a song about broken trust.

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Lola Marsh Unleashes A Uke-Fueled Charm Offensive

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The ingredients of "Wishing Girl" are simple but potent: a whistled hook, Gil Landau's briskly strummed ukulele, and the sweetly plainspoken voice of Yael Shoshana Cohen.

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After Last Week's False Start, The Unreleased Prince Music Starts Rolling Out

Friday, April 28, 2017

Hear "Electric Intercourse," the first previously unreleased song to trickle out from a forthcoming deluxe reissue of Prince's 1984 classic Purple Rain.

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Rufus Wainwright Sings Stevie Wonder, Because Why Not?

Friday, April 28, 2017

Wainwright has just released a cover of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" to support a charity called The Art Of Elysium.

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After A Delay, Foster The People Is Back In Business

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Foster The People will return with its third, as-yet-untitled album this summer. In the meantime, the L.A. band has just released three new songs.

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First Listen: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, 'Best Troubador'

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Will Oldham and his band pay tribute to Merle Haggard by reaching across the country legend's discography to paint a vivid, chronology-busting, album-length portrait.

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First Listen: Joan Shelley, 'Joan Shelley'

Thursday, April 27, 2017

On her fourth solo album, the Kentucky singer-songwriter's music once again functions as a headache remedy, nerve tonic and comfort food rolled into one.

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In 'Your Moon,' Rosie Carney Sings With Weary Grace

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Irish singer-songwriter's latest song strikes a sure-footed balance between airy tenderness and coolly jazzy melancholy.

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A Song So Delicate And Lovely, It Might Just Blow Away

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Novo Amor's "Carry You" highlights the soft, airy, fragile falsetto of singer Ali Lacey.

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