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How Christie's Office Used Government Employees to Win Endorsements

Thursday, April 03, 2014

The thrust of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s re-election strategy last year was to secure endorsements from Democratic officials -- and new Bridgegate documents show just how intent he was to make sure that happened.

The documents, culled by WNYC from thousands of pages released by his attorney last week ...

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Check Ahead: Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, 'Ripely Pine'

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Saucy spaghetti & meatballs. That’s how Aly Spaltro, a.k.a. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, describes her music. “It’s pretty saucy,“ she says. “A little messy and sloppy -- in a good way. And, it has some balls.” Preview her upcoming album here.

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Check Ahead: Nightlands, 'Oak Island'

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Nightlands crafts songs that feel intimate and deeply personal, even as it sprawls into otherworldly realms. Hear Oak Islands, the new album from Nightlands until its release on Jan. 22. 

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Check Ahead: Red Baraat, 'Shruggy Ji'

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Red Baraat makes a high-octane sound drawing from Punjabi rhythms, New Orleans brass and New York hip hop. Hear the upcoming album from the "Brooklyn Bhangra" band until release on Jan 22nd. 

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Song Premiere: Nils Frahm Reworks The Presets 'Promises'

Monday, December 03, 2012

A remix is a remix is a remix. Unless it’s the German composer Nils Frahm reworking the Australian dance music duo The Presets. Listen to the premiere of the track "Promises."

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Exclusive Download: Lewis Watson, 'Even If'

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The 20-year-old British singer-songwriter Lewis Watson is an unfamiliar name to American audiences -- but that may be about to change. Download the song "Even If" from his new EP, Another Four Sad Songs.

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Video Premiere: Pearl And The Beard, '40K'

Friday, November 16, 2012

Folk-rockers meet the zombie apocalypse in this exclusive video premiere from Brooklyn trio Pearl And The Beard.

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Check Ahead: Midnight Magic, 'Walking The Midnight Streets'

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Hear an exclusive premiere of the upcoming album from the New York disco band Midnight Magic. Their debut full-length, Walking The Midnight Streets, is collection of funk, soul, and psychedelic dance tracks. Listen through November 13th.

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Check Ahead: Tracey Thorn, 'Tinsel and Lights'

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

This is the time of year where we are barraged with an onslaught of new holiday albums, but Tracey Thorn's Tinsel And Lights proves to be an inventive take on the theme, featuring originals and rearranged songs from Sufjan Stevens, The White Stripes and more. Hear the album its entirety until its release on Oct. 30.

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Check Ahead: Missy Mazzoli, 'Song From the Uproar'

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Listen to an exclusive track stream of a song from the upcoming original cast recording of the multimedia chamber opera "Song From the Uproar." 

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Check Ahead: Pinback, 'Information Retrieved'

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Listen to an exclusive full album stream of the highly anticipated upcoming album from the San Diego indie rock duo. What has changed over five years? Not much -- which, at its core, is the beauty of Pinback. This Is (still) A Pinback CD.

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Check Ahead: The Luyas, 'Animator'

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

The Luyas’ hazy pop songs marry vintage keyboards with French horn and other orchestral flourishes, all built around the breathy coo of Jessie Stein. With its latest album Animator, the Montreal-based band has made its most stirring and hypnotic records yet.

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Check Ahead: Meshell Ndegeocello, "Pour Une Âme Souveraine"

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Listen to an exclusive full-album stream of the upcoming album from the Grammy-nominated bassist and vocalist through October 9, 2012.

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Check Ahead: Rupa And The April Fishes, 'BUILD'

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

San Francisco-based band Rupa And The April Fishes is led by singer-songwriter and practicing physician Rupa Marya, who sings in a multitude of languages -- from Hindi to Tzotzil to French. But on the group's new album, BUILD, the prevailing language is one of social change. We bring you an exclusive full-album stream through October 2nd.

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Check Ahead: 'Nice Work If You Can Get It' (Original Broadway Cast)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Bathtub gin, flappers gone wild and a well placed rifle are at the heart of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It. The full cast album features Kelli O'Hara, Matthew Broderick and Judy Kaye singing some of the Gershwin's most well known hits -- as well as a few deep cuts. We bring you an exclusive full-album stream through September 25th.

 

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Grizzly Bear Performs Live In The Greene Space

Monday, September 10, 2012

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Check Ahead: Caspian, "Waking Season"

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Instrumental post-rock quintet Caspian is set to release its third studio album on September 25th. Listen to the lush title track from Waking Season exclusively in Check Ahead. 

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Check Ahead: Kendra Morris, "Banshee"

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Kendra Morris is a New York singer with a penchant for retro soul and the supernatural. Stream her entire album - out next Tuesday, August 28 - exclusively on our site.

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Check Ahead: Black Prairie - "Nowhere, Massachusetts"

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Black Prairie is a back-porch string band featuring three-fifths of The Decemberists. Hear an exclusive track from their upcoming record, out on Sugar Hill on September 18th.

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Check Ahead: Sean Rowe - "Signs"

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sean Rowe has an eye for detail and a penchant for magical thinking - and he isn’t afraid to get down in the dirt. The new album from the deep-voiced musician and naturalist is out on August 28th. We have an exclusive streaming track in Check Ahead.

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