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TV On The Radio, Live In Concert: SXSW 2015

Friday, April 03, 2015

Wonderfully inventive and from-the-gut accessible, TV On The Radio showed off the soulful, genre-smashing sound that it has sharpened over the last dozen years at our showcase at SXSW.

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Viking's Choice: Pinkwash, 'Cancer Money'

Friday, April 03, 2015

With striking gold-on-purple artwork and a provocative title, "Cancer Money" finds catharsis in head-bashing repetition.

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Drum Fill Friday, For April 3

Friday, April 03, 2015

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of drum fills handpicked by All Songs Considered co-host Robin Hilton. Hear the fill and match it to the song.

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WFUV Presents: Matthew E. White

Friday, April 03, 2015

In "Circle 'Round The Sun," the innovative musician turns a love song into a moving gospel elegy. Watch White perform it live in WFUV's studios.

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Fresh Air

In Her Life After John, Cynthia Lennon Didn't Stop Loving Him

Thursday, April 02, 2015

John Lennon's first wife died Wednesday at 75. In 1985, Cynthia Lennon talked with Fresh Air about her marriage to John, going on tour to America, and meeting Yoko Ono.

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The National, 'Sunshine On My Back'

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Hear "Sunshine On My Back," a previously unreleased song from The National featuring Sharon Van Etten.

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Toro Y Moi On World Cafe

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Hear the next evolution of Chaz Bundick's music, performed live in the studio.

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KCRW Presents: Of Montreal

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Watch the prolific psych-pop group perform a song from its new album, Aureate Gloom.

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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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Viking's Choice: Sharpless, 'Franz Kafka (Home Movies Cover)'

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

With the can-do gusto of an after-school special, Sharpless — part of the New York arts collective The Epoch — nails a cover of the Home Movies rock opera for the Faux Real II compilation.

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Song Premiere: Heartless Bastards, 'Gates Of Dawn'

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

In the first taste of the band's forthcoming Restless Ones, Heartless Bastards' big, bluesy sound feels slick and streamlined, with choruses that get grander and grander as the song chugs along.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Feufollet

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Romping Louisiana band combines Cajun sounds with indie rock flavor, tonight at Rockwood Music Hall. 

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Front Row: Chadwick Stokes, 'I Want You Like A Seatbelt'

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Accompanied by a handmade oil-can guitar, the Dispatch and State Radio singer performs live in Boston at the Calling All Crows benefit concert.

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New Mix: Ryan Adams, Jamie xx, The Civil Wars' Joy Williams, More

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

All Songs Considered hosts Robin Hilton and Bob Boilen play this week's essential new songs, including Jamie xx and Joy Williams of the band The Civil Wars, and a classic by Ryan Adams.

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New Zealand's Jean-Paul Sartre Experience Gets Box Set Treatment

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Twenty years after it broke up, one of the great underground bands from New Zealand's pop heyday will have its entire discography remastered and re-released.

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Alpine, "Foolish"

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"Foolish" is another airy pop song with atmospheric beats and a video that perfectly captures the clean, buoyant world of sound created by this Australian sextet.

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Soundcheck

Gig Alert: Lower Dens

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Baltimore group gives us a way to 'Escape from Evil' at Baby's All Right. 

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Houndmouth On World Cafe

Monday, March 30, 2015

The rootsy rock band pairs smart songwriting with sing-along choruses that prove hard to resist.

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First Listen: Jessie Baylin, 'Dark Place'

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The singer-songwriter reconvenes with her longtime co-writer and producer, Richard Swift, to craft 11 seductively seclusive pop songs about motherhood, exile, insecurity and devotion.

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First Listen: Royal Thunder, 'Crooked Doors'

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Writing a breakup album is one thing. Writing a breakup album with your ex is another. A stunning hard-rock record, Crooked Doors grapples with what it means to live with your own history.

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