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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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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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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: Drenge, 'Undertow'

Sunday, March 29, 2015

On its second album, the British rock duo moves smoothly from tantrum to anthem, crafting songs with singalong hooks and buckets of sweaty, cathartic rage.

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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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First Listen: Waxahatchee, 'Ivy Tripp'

Sunday, March 29, 2015

On her band's new album, Katie Crutchfield sounds nervier and more confident than ever before, while remaining true to her role as an analytical but artful chronicler of youthful uncertainty.

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First Listen: The Mountain Goats, 'Beat The Champ'

Sunday, March 29, 2015

On an unlikely concept album, John Darnielle takes a nostalgic but realistic look at the workaday underworld of the pro wrestlers he idolized as a kid.

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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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Courtney Barnett Talks Songwriting And Shyness

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Melbourne rocker makes her witty songcraft look easy. Performing and socializing, however, are a whole other battle.

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The Lone Bellow, Live In The Greene Space

Friday, March 27, 2015

Watch the video webcast of the Brooklyn-based folk band's performance from WNYC's Greene Space.

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Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Thursday, March 26, 2015

This month, hear new music from Hop Along, Emile Haynie, Whitehorse, Leon Bridges and more.

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SXSW 2015 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by Stephen Thompson to discuss the best musical discoveries from this year's SXSW Music festival in Austin.

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