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World Cafe Next: Quilt

Monday, January 13, 2014

The Boston psych-folk band's new second album, Held in Splendor, is due out later this month.

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The Zombies On World Cafe

Monday, January 13, 2014

Listen to an interview and performance with pop-rock veterans Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent.

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New Sounds

New Releases, August 2013 (Special Podcast)

Monday, January 13, 2014

WNYC
For this program, listen to a whole bevy of world music: from Madagascar, Ethiopia, Poland, and India, to name a few.

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Metropolis: 1/11/2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

This week's two-hour mix features a collaboration between Chromeo and Toro Y Moi, new music from French producer Lifelike, classics from Daft Punk and LCD Soundsystem, and much, much more.

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KEXP Presents: Jon Hopkins

Monday, January 13, 2014

The British producer recently visited Seattle to play the Decibel electronic music festival. That meant making a stop by KEXP's studios to perform "Open Eye Signal" from last year's Immunity.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Some Reflections on Rachmaninoff and His Music

Monday, January 13, 2014

The great Russian-born composer, pianist and conductor Sergei Rachmaninoff died at the end of March, 1943 at the age of 70.  Charles O'Connell, then RCA Victor's Music Director, composed this personal tribute for the May, 1943 WQXR Program Guide.

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Studio 360

Exclusive Videos: Neneh Cherry Is Back

Monday, January 13, 2014

Neneh Cherry has floated between underground acclaim and pop stardom. She’s gone decades without releasing an album, but when she does, it matters. But Blank Project (coming in February), produced by Four Tet, is a soul record that will rip your eardrums a new one.

Videos: "Weightless" and "Blank Project" (live)

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Soundcheck

Check Ahead: Vex, 'Sanctuary: The Complete Discography'

Monday, January 13, 2014

Despite being active for only a few years in the mid-'80s, Vex's so called "anarcho punk" proved important underground circles. But until a new reissue, it was practically impossible track down any of the group's music. Hear Sanctuary: The Complete Discography, a collection of the punk band's entire recorded output -- all eight songs of it.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Pianist Commissions 10 Composers to Redefine 'American Vernacular'

Monday, January 13, 2014

For "American Vernacular," pianist Nicholas Phillips commissioned ten composers to each to write a piece inspired by their respective experiences of America. Stream the album all this week.

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Soundcheck

Check Ahead: Lanterns On The Lake, 'Until The Colours Run'

Monday, January 13, 2014

Hear Until The Colours Run, the emotionally stirring new album from U.K. band Lanterns On The Lake, in its entirety.

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New Sounds

A Limited 2014 Preview / Some 2013 Missed Gems

Monday, January 13, 2014

WNYC

While everyone was compiling their year-end-lists on deadline, or submitting their 2014 previews, we’ve had the luxury of no one demanding such things from us.  Now, really, the only joy in these sorts of exercises might be taunting John Schaefer with the freer time which comes from not hosting two daily shows (& countless other events), and then finally feeling guilty enough to share the things that the staff stumbled upon while not compiling Listener Poll data. Just to defy low expectations, and to continue to avoid actually BEING on air, here's another in the series of "Rogue" New Sounds Staff posts and it's a long one - in two parts.

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Chamber Music Society

Love Songs

Monday, January 13, 2014

Elliott Forrest co-hosts with Chamber Music Society's Co-Artistic Director David Finckel a weekly hour of live performances from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. This week features an evening of love songs by Brahms, Berg and Ullman sung by Michelle Areyzaga and Kelly Markgraf.

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Soundcheck

In Time For Sochi, Everything You Never Knew You Needed to Know About Russian Pop Music

Monday, January 13, 2014

It’s cheesy. It’s punk. It’s Russian pop music — and it’s almost as fascinating as the Olympics themselves. Right in time for Sochi, Soundcheck fills you in on everything you never knew you needed to know.

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Pipedreams

More Concertos

Monday, January 13, 2014

Whether old or new, with ensembles large or small, innovative music for organ with orchestra continues to fascinate.

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Hammered!

Music For A Polar Vortex Evening

Monday, January 13, 2014

Despite the bizarrely high likelihood this week of NYC's "Polar Vortex" turning unseasonably spring-like, we're nevertheless hunkering down with wintery landscape pieces for piano and percussion, anchored by the The Adams From The North, Alaskan composer John Luther Adams.

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New Sounds

New Sounds of Baroque Dance Forms

Monday, January 13, 2014

Listen to a suite of pieces by Caroline Shaw, a member of vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth. Note: all the movements in her Pulitzer Prize-winning suite are named for baroque dance forms.

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Soundcheck

Before Sochi, Catch Up On Russian Music; Hurray For The Riff Raff Live; The Current's Mark Wheat Picks Three

Monday, January 13, 2014

In this episode: Before the world convenes in Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics, we find out where exactly Sochi is -- and what kind of music scene it has. Plus, we hear samples of what’s playing in Russia today, from a young DJ’s ambient electronica to an aging pop star’s national hockey anthem. Shaybu, shaybu!

Then: Hurray For The Riff Raff is the country-folk project of Alynda Lee Segarra a former freight train-hopper who left her home in the Bronx at 17 and made her way to New Orleans. She plays a stripped down set of brand new songs with fiddler Yosi Perlstein.

And Mark Wheat of Minnesota Public Radio’s The Current joins us with a Pick Three of can’t-miss new songs.

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Exploring Music

Merrie England

Monday, January 13, 2014

Ready your passport. Host Bill McGlaughlin travels to merrie, old England. McGlaughlin is tyour guide and this is one journey where the sounds are more important than the sights.

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First Listen: Warpaint, 'Warpaint'

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The L.A. band's swirling sound is full of mysterious buzzes and coos, and there's a sense of everything-in-its-right-place grace and impeccability to it, yet the songs themselves never feel icy or distant. Warpaint's self-titled second album feels fashionable, sure, but not at the expense of approachability.

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First Listen: Tom Brosseau, 'Grass Punks'

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Many of the North Dakota singer-songwriter's new songs have trapdoors and switchbacks and meta moments, but they're never there for show: It's in the shadows where the sly Brosseau does his best work, transforming earthbound images into intimations of wonder.

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