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Soundcheck’s Tuesday Music Roundup: Chrome Faucets, Blonde Hair, and Days of Grace

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Soundcheck rounds up music news, videos and songs you should know that just might help you get through the rest of the week.
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Hop Along's 'Painted Shut' Invokes Two Mysterious Musicians

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Frances Quinlan, singer and guitarist for Hop Along, says that writing a song is an experience that's almost painful. "When you record something," she says, "it's forever."

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Gig Alert: Jon Regen

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Gritty, soulful pianist plays album release show at SubCulture tonight.

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World Cafe Next: John Moreland

Monday, May 04, 2015

Hear and download two songs by the Americana singer, whose work taps a deep well of pain.

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The London Souls On World Cafe

Monday, May 04, 2015

The drum-and-guitar duo offers up a taste of its '60s psychedelic rock and soul style.

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Song Premiere: Farao, 'Hunter'

Monday, May 04, 2015

An ethereal voice and the sparkle of electronics introduce a new singer from Norway whose avoids the trap of some electronic production — repetition.

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KEXP Presents: Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

Monday, May 04, 2015

With "Baby Bye Bye," performed live in the studio, the sibling trio puts a fresh face on a classic rockabilly sound.

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Geeking Out About David Bowie, Deeply

Monday, May 04, 2015

Philosopher Simon Critchley and fellow superfan John Schaefer talk about the many faces of their shared musical hero.

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First Listen: Joanna Gruesome, 'Peanut Butter'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

On a sophomore album that packs 10 songs into less than 22 minutes, the Welsh band showcases its considerable gift for balancing sweetness and chaos.

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Kurt Cobain Speaks — Through Art And Audio Diaries — In 'Montage Of Heck'

Sunday, May 03, 2015

"The idea was not to tear him down, nor was it to put him on a pedestal," says director Brett Morgen. Instead, executive producer Frances Bean Cobain told Morgen to "make it honest."

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Gig Alert: Carbon Mirage

Friday, May 01, 2015

Genre-agnostic jam trio plays at the Map Room at Bowery Electric on Sunday. 

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Gig Alert: Crocodiles

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Fuzzy, jumpy San Diego band plays some of their Latin-tinged new stuff tonight at Union Pool.

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Viking's Choice: Weedeater, 'Bully'

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Weedeater's "Bully" is a squirrely sludge-punk bruiser with bassist Dixie Dave cackling like a supervillain.

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Why We Like Falsetto, Why Melodies Matter And Other Musical Wonders

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

These are just a few of the questions that popped up during our recent All Songs Considered listening party in Boston.

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Soundcheck’s Tuesday Music Roundup: Goats, Waterbears, And FM Radio

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Soundcheck rounds up music news, videos and songs you should know that just might help you get through the rest of the week.
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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Curious what 10 of our favorite public radio hosts had playing on repeat this month? Hear new music from Other Lives, The Fireworks, Hiatus Kaiyote and more. Also: what NOT to do on Twitter.

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Donny Osmond On World Cafe

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hear the stories that influenced the songs on the former teen idol's new album, his 60th — and the relationship between the Osmonds and the Jacksons.

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KEXP Presents: Chastity Belt

Monday, April 27, 2015

Watch the Seattle natives perform the title track from their latest release, Time to Go Home.

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KCRW Presents: My Morning Jacket, Live In Concert

Monday, April 27, 2015

Watch Jim James and his band perform The Waterfall live during a special First Listen Live concert from Mack Sennett Studios in Los Angeles, presented by KCRW.

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World Cafe Next: Monophonics

Monday, April 27, 2015

Hear two tracks from the San Francisco-based psychedelic soul band's new album, Sound of Sinning.

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