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Pond, 'Elvis' Flaming Star'

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Australian band's playful, psychedelic glam-rock is powered by Tame Impala drummer Jay Watson.

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Front Row: Nathaniel Rateliff, 'Still Trying'

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

"Still Trying" reflects on struggling with alcoholism and losing the battle with one's own will. Rateliff performs the song live at Brighton Music Hall in Boston.

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Viking's Choice: Ô Paon, 'Fille Tannée/Fille Tendue'

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Geneviève Castrée says the restlessly icy song was inspired by the Québec punk bands she loved as a teen. "I believe in having a future without forgetting who you really are at the core," she says.

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The Manic Musical Worlds of Nick Kroll

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The multi-talented, many-faced comedian talks about the colorful musical personalities that have studded the storyline of 'Kroll Show.' 

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World Cafe Next: Viet Cong

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Canadian rock band's debut is harsh and stormy. Hear and download two songs from Viet Cong here.

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KEXP Presents: Meatbodies

Monday, January 26, 2015

The band lifts the riff-heavy "Mountain" from sludgy depths into a woozy, psychedelic headspace.

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Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, 'To Keep And To Be Kept'

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Australian band teases its upcoming North American debut with a new song featuring Sharon Van Etten.

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Andrew Combs, 'Nothing To Lose'

Monday, January 26, 2015

For any young artist, an important leap happens when influences are absorbed and the act of mining the past transforms into something personal.

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Gig Alert: Broncho

Monday, January 26, 2015

Maddening earworms from the Oklahoma outfit tonight at Rough Trade. Doo-doo-doo to "Class Historian."

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First Listen: John Carpenter, 'Lost Themes'

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The film director is known for composing and performing his own soundtracks. On Lost Themes, he reaches beyond the movies to craft a collection of understandably cinematic-sounding music.

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First Listen: Mount Eerie, 'Sauna'

Sunday, January 25, 2015

An arresting, frozen-moment splay of images and emotions, Phil Elverum's latest album as Mount Eerie feels less like a meditation and more like a slow-motion mauling.

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First Listen: Title Fight, 'Hyperview'

Sunday, January 25, 2015

On its third album, the band doesn't quite shed its punk roots — at least not entirely — but it does sound like something out of a dream spent underwater.

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The Lone Bellow, A Trio Built On Harmony And Trust

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Brian Elmquist, Kanene Pipkin and Zach Williams talk with NPR's Rachel Martin about their new album, Then Came the Morning.

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Alvvays On World Cafe

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hear five live tracks from the popular Toronto-based indie-rock band.

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Lily & Madeleine On Mountain Stage

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The sisters perform seven songs, their voices accompanied by guitar, piano, cello and mandolin.

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Eyelids, 'Psych #1'

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Members of The Decemberists and Guided By Voices form what might be Portland's best psych-pop band.

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Nude Beach On World Cafe

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

This Brooklyn band is the closest thing we've got to Big Star at this point.

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Viking's Choice: Native Lights, 'Blue Star'

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Hear a gorgeous, desert-swept shoegaze track from the Tulsa band, which features members of Unwed Sailor and Ester Drang.

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Gig Alert: Savages

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Muscular British quartet is blanketing venues all over NYC this week---all sold out. Listen to "City's Full."

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Rubblebucket: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Even without its confetti cannon, the band brings a fun mix of brass and brash to the NPR offices.

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