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Viking's Choice: Consider Yourself Ravaged By Bastard Sapling

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hear the Richmond black-metal band get a haunting vocal assist from Windhand's Dorthia Cottrell in the 11-minute "Lantern at the End of Time."

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99% Invisible

118- Song Exploder

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

99% Invisible presents Song Exploder. A song is a product of design. It's difficult to create an original melody, but that's only the blueprint. Every element of a piece of music could be produced any number of ways,

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New Mix: The New Pornographers, Mapei, Moon Hooch And More

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Hear the first new song from The New Pornographers in four years on All Songs Considered. Plus: the riff-rock sax trio Moon Hooch, hip-hop and R&B singer Mapei, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and more.

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Metropolis: 6/7/14

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

In this week's two-hour mix, KCRW's Jason Bentley highlights new music from London Grammar, Basement Jaxx, Porter Robinson and much more.

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I Hear Bells: The NPR Music Wedding Puzzler

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Like brides and grooms, wedding songs come in all varieties. Test your smarts with this smorgasbord of matrimonial music.

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Studio 360

Sideshow Podcast: 40 Ounces of Trouble: Mike D Sets the Record Straight

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

In the mid-90s, rappers from the East Coast to the West convinced a new generation to consume malt liquor in “40s.”The Beastie Boys' Mike D says he doesn’t deserve the blame.
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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Seun Kuti & Egypt 80

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Afrobeat superstar plays Highline Ballroom tonight. Download "IMF."

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George Vecsey Shares The Sound Of 'Eight World Cups'

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

George Vecsey spent his career as a New York Times sports columnist covering all sorts of sports and sporting events -- from baseball and boxing to the Olympics. But he also spent a good deal of time covering the World Cup -- in fact, he traveled to and covered the international soccer tournament every four years from 1982 to 2010. We talk with Vecsey about some of the more organic musical memories that he has from his almost 30 years of covering the Cup. 

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New Sounds

Music for Big Bands

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

From Bjork’s sleeper hit, “It’s Oh So Quiet” from the 1990’s, to much more recent big band recordings, like that of the German-based Monika Roscher Bigband, listen to horns a-plenty in clever arrangements on this New Sounds.  Roscher is a German electric guitarist, singer, and big band leader, of an atypical big band, which sometimes incorporates more exciting, innovative possibilities that might have come from techno or punk.  Roscher says of her 18-piece band, “We’re experimental, and a bit weird. It can be a shock, if you’re not expecting it.” She also has been known to perform in hoods & masks.

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The Rose Note with Isabel Rose

The Rose Note with Isabel Rose

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tonight at 9PM, tune in to The Rose Note. Isabel will be spinning her favorite records and promises to take you on a "journey into a swirl of sonic heaven!" You'll hear a bit of Peggy Lee, Ray Charles and many others.

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Soundcheck

Comedian Marc Maron Is Not A (Total) Music Snob

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Comedian and WTF podcast host Marc Maron shares three favorite songs as part of Soundcheck's Pick Three series. 

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Comedian And 'WTF' Host Marc Maron Picks Three; Soccer-Themed Songs; Kan Wakan Plays Live

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

In this episode: Comedian Marc Maron is the host of the hugely popular podcast WTF, and star of the IFC series, Maron. Maron talks about music snobbery, his growing vinyl collection, and his passion for blues guitar riffs -- plus, he shares a few of his favorite songs as part Soundcheck's Pick Three series.

Then: New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey discusses his new book, Eight World Cups, detailing his memories of covering the world's largest sporting event, and shares playlist of three favorite soccer-themed songs.

And: Los Angeles band Kan Wakan creates lush, cinematic soundscapes and fills them with the smoky vocals of a chanteuse. The band plays songs from its full-length debutMoving On, in the Soundcheck studio.

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World Cafe Next: Beaty Heart

Monday, June 09, 2014

The London trio makes music that keeps you on your toes; it's quirky, irreverent and complicated.

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All Things Considered

Apple Jacks The Headphone Port

Monday, June 09, 2014

Industry folks and Apple fanatics are upset about the company's plan to lose the standard 3.5mm connector in favor of a Lightning port. But the decision might be good for consumers in the long run.

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All Things Considered

Reach For The Sky, YouTube: Music Service In Standoff

Monday, June 09, 2014

For more than a year, YouTube has been trying to launch a music streaming service. It has reached licensing agreements with the major labels, but has put independents on notice.

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Soundcheck

People Get Ready: Equal Parts Pop And Performance Art

Monday, June 09, 2014

Part experimental pop band, part performance art group, People Get Ready makes energetic pop songs enhanced by its kinetic live performances. Hear the band play songs from its forthcoming album, Physiques, in the Soundcheck studio.

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The Wailers Carry On Bob Marley's Legacy

Monday, June 09, 2014

The Wailers have sold more than 250 million albums. As they celebrate the 30th anniversary of their iconic album Legend, the group shares what it's like to carry on Bob Marley's legacy.

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Laverne Cox Loves 'Trouble'

Monday, June 09, 2014

Netflix's Orange is the New Black is back, and Laverne Cox returns to her role as transgender prisoner Sophia Burset. For Tell Me More's "In Your Ear" feature, she shares her favorite music.

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Soundcheck

Girl Talk And Freeway Collaborate On 'Broken Ankles'

Monday, June 09, 2014

Girl Talk's Greg Gillis and Philadelphia rapper Freeway talk about their new collaborative EP, Broken Ankles.

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London Grammar On World Cafe

Monday, June 09, 2014

The British trio visits WXPN's studios for a poignant live performance. In the midst of a gorgeous set, the band members tell an amusing story of how they first came together.

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