Hannibal Buress; A Great Big Pile Of Leaves; Industrial Music; Father Figures At The Tiny Desk

Email a Friend
Comedian Hannibal Buress

In this episode: Comedian and "gibberish" rapper Hannibal Buress  reflects on the intersections between comedy and music.

And: Soundcheck producer Gretta Cohn talks with the Brooklyn indie-rock band A Great Big Pile Of Leaves about its latest album, which you can currently hear on Soundcheck's Web site.

Plus: writer S. Alexander Reed delves into industrial music in his new book Assimilate, from the defining elements of its sound to some of the genre's key figures including Throbbing Gristle, Skinny Puppy and Trent Reznor's Nine Inch Nails.

Also: hear New York jazz group Father Figures perform a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices in Washington, D.C.