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Andy Kim On World Cafe

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The Canadian singer discusses his new album, which was produced by Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew.

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How To Be Alone: Musicians Confront Solitude

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

On new albums, Sufjan Stevens, Kendrick Lamar and Laura Marling all hold the world at a distance in order to embrace creation.

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Songs We Love: Reptar, 'Cable'

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Once the horn section comes in to add an exclamation point to everything, there's no turning back.

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First Listen: Say Lou Lou, 'Lucid Dreaming'

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Though the twin sisters in Say Lou Lou don't plumb the depths of human understanding with these 11 songs, they clearly and keenly feel the weight of all that glitters.

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First Listen: Toro Y Moi, 'What For?'

Sunday, March 29, 2015

In recent years, Chaz Bundick's sound has traveled down some unexpected side roads. But What For? takes a U-turn back to feel-tingly guitar-pop, with winsome results.

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KCRW Presents: Twin Shadow

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The synth-pop band, led by George Lewis Jr., performs a haunting track from its grandiose new album.

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Genevieve, 'Colors'

Thursday, March 26, 2015

The debut single by Chicago singer Genevieve Schatz is the one new tune the entire All Songs Considered crew loved before heading down to SXSW.

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Stromae, Live In Concert: SXSW 2015

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

After an NPR staffer led Stromae through the crowd prior to his set, she likened the experience to walking John Lennon through the crowd at the height of Beatlemania.

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Christian Rap Pioneer Jurny Big On Being Revered And Forgotten

Monday, March 16, 2015

A co-founding member of Christian rap supergroup The Tunnel Rats and The Battery reflects on blending secular mainstream hip-hop with religious and socially conscious messages.
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World Café Presents: Kishi Bashi

Friday, March 13, 2015

The singer-violinist's intricate arrangements bring out lush melodies in his next-level pop music.

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Unlikely Savior For the Music Industry: Your 12-Year-Old

Thursday, March 12, 2015

As the music industry struggled to keep older buyers and fans, it's discovered that tweens are the ultimate renewable resource —  as long as the artists sort of act their age.

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Sufjan Stevens, 'Should Have Known Better'

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The latest song from Sufjan Stevens, from his upcoming album Carrie & Lowell, is a return to the intimate, acoustic style of albums like Michigan.

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Grimes, 'REALiTi'

Monday, March 09, 2015

The electro-pop singer shares a previously unheard track from an album she reportedly scrapped in 2013.

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Ane Brun, 'Directions'

Monday, March 09, 2015

Watch the Norwegian singer-songwriter glide and sway through an enchanting solo dance number in a new video for the song "Directions."

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Boots, 'Motorcycle Jesus'

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Watch Motorcycle Jesus, the 30-minute music-driven short film directed by by producer and songwriter Jordan Asher, who goes by the name BOOTS.

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Eskmo, 'Mind Of War'

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

This riveting stop-motion animation, reminiscent of the video for Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer," may be your gateway to the fascinating work of the composer and producer Eskmo.

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Gig Alert: Kitten

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Anthemic LA synth-pop band plays tonight at Baby's All Right.

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Gig Alert: Beth Hart

Friday, February 27, 2015

Powerhouse singer performs new songs at The Gramercy Theatre on Saturday night.

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Emmy The Great: Elegant Pop And Poetic Wordplay

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Watch the Hong Kong-born, London-raised, Brooklyn based songwriter perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Lily & Madeleine, 'Blue Blades'

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The duo's latest video unfolds like a strange, transfixing fairy tale.

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