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New Mix: Lord Huron, Metz, Patrick Watson, More

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Another batch of tender, heartbreaking, expansive, raw, unrelenting, labyrinthine new songs on this episode of All Songs Considered.

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The Tallest Man On Earth, 'Sagres'

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Kristian Matsson has released his first single from his upcoming album, Dark Bird Is Home, and it's as good as you might expect.

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Where Have All The Protest Songs Gone?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

When John Legend and Common performed “Glory” on the Academy Awards, it wasn’t just a stirring moment in an otherwise tedious evening: it was a reminder that protest songs still live on.
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Father John Misty On World Cafe

Monday, February 23, 2015

Hear the folksinger perform songs from his intimate new album I Love You, Honeybear live onstage.

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KEXP Presents: Steve Earle

Monday, February 23, 2015

Watch the Texas singer-songwriter pay tribute to the blues artists who preceded and inspired him.

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10 Tiny Desk Contest Entries We Also Loved

Monday, February 23, 2015

With so many incredible submissions, it was nearly impossible to pick one winner. From a wild Balkan dance party to a heroic attempt to play in subzero temperatures, here are ten more videos we loved.

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Watch Sleater-Kinney In Concert

Monday, February 23, 2015

Watch the band recorded live from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. The band is on its first tour in nearly a decade.

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100%, 'Room 336'

Monday, February 23, 2015

Elaiza Santos sings as if from under the covers: half-whispers sinking into layers of guitar, submerging all but their most sibilant peaks.

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Lady Lamb Broadens Her Palette On 'After'

Monday, February 23, 2015

The contemplative and uninhibited songwriter returns to perform songs from her upcoming album, After, in the Soundcheck studio.

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First Listen: Swervedriver, 'I Wasn't Born To Lose You'

Sunday, February 22, 2015

The British shoegaze band's first album in 17 years sounds dreamy, subtle and winning. It mostly eschews the rocking of Swervedriver's early years, but it compensates with disarming beauty.

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First Listen: Of Montreal, 'Aureate Gloom'

Sunday, February 22, 2015

New ideas permeate the band's 13th album, on which every song finds a way to surprise. Mastermind Kevin Barnes mixes a love of rock, funk and disco with unexpected ways to expand the brain.

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First Listen: Moon Duo, 'Shadow Of The Sun'

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Visceral yet dreamy, the band's third album plumbs ever deeper into droning psychedelia. Moon Duo's influences are easy to spot, but the music feels like part of a continuum rather than a pastiche.

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The Granite Shore, 'Backstage At The Ballroom'

Friday, February 20, 2015

The bouncing, six-minute waltz is a luxuriant piece of English chamber-pop, paired with black-and-white footage edited from old variety shows, circus acts and musicals.

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The Amazing, 'Safe Island'

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Swedish band delves into shoegaze and psychedelia without drowning in era-specific signifiers.

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Viking's Choice: Never Young, 'Ur A Front'

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Bay Area band's angular guitar bends squeal over moaned vocals and simmer in Technicolor feedback.

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Blur Announces First Album In 12 Years

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The classic Brit-pop band's eighth studio album will be called The Magic Whip. It will be out on April 28.

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Ilyas Ahmed, 'Come On'

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Watch a black-and-white 16mm video for an airy folk song that's at once warming and unsettling.

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WAMU's Bandwidth Presents: Hiss Golden Messenger

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

M.C. Taylor and his band perform one of the finest songs in Hiss Golden Messenger's growing discography, live in WAMU's studios in Washington, D.C.

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Gig Alert: The Jay Vons

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Stewards of classic Stax sounds play tonight at Rough Trade. "Listen to Night (Was Stealing From The Sun)."

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Owen Pallett On World Cafe

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Among the Oscar-nominated composer's many accomplishments is a 2014 solo album titled In Conflict.

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