Today on Soundcheck: The breakout HBO comedy Girls chronicles the trials and travails of a group of 20-something women who are figuring it all out -- or at least trying to -- in New York City. Girls returns this Sunday for its second season, and so we speak with the show's music supervisor Manish Raval about his work on the series, and about as the new Girls Soundtrack Vol. 1 compilation.
Then, Slate film critic Dana Stevens tells us about this year's music-related Oscar nominations including the categories for Best Original Song and Score, as well as a few notable snubs.
And the dance-ready Eithopian funk band Debo Band performs in the Greene Space.