In this episode: English singer-songwriter Bryan Ferry rose to prominence in the 1970s as the leader of the art rock band Roxy Music. The impossibly dashing gentleman is back with his upcoming album, Avonmore. He talks about the record, his collaborators and looks back on his long career in music.
Then: Ariel Pink made waves two years ago with his record, Mature Themes, a wild and infectious record of psychedelic rock and pop gems. Hear the unpredictable Los Angeles singer-songwriter preview songs from his upcoming release, pom pom, in the Soundcheck studio.
And: A recent study shows that some people -- in fact, perhaps as much as two percent of the population -- don’t feel any emotional response when listening to music. Robert Zatorre, neuroscientist at the Montreal Neurological Institute, explains the condition known as “musical anhedonia” and why music might not have an impact on some brains.