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Perfume Genius Expands Rock's Body Language

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Ahead of the release of Perfume Genius' fifth studio album, two NPR Music writers discuss how Mike Hadreas' career has helped set a new standard for the exploration of movement and identity in rock.


Beyoncé Joins Megan Thee Stallion On The Delightfully Braggadocious 'Savage (Remix)'

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The remix comes two months after Megan fought her label for the right to release new music, which culminated in the surprise release of her third mixtape, Suga.


Rihanna Returns With First Song In 3 Years On PARTYNEXTDOOR's 'BELIEVE IT'

Friday, March 27, 2020

It's the superstar's first song in three years, after releasing a string of collaborative singles in 2017 with artists like DJ Khaled, Kendrick Lamar, Future and N.E.R.D.


Hayley Williams Invites Lucy Dacus, Julien Baker And Phoebe Bridgers To Sing Backup

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Williams delayed the full release of Petals For Armor, but still shared a new track with guest vocals from Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers


Soccer Mommy On 'Color Theory': 'I Want To Keep Growing Until I Hit The Ceiling'

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Ahead of the release of her new album Color Theory, Soccer Mommy's Sophie Allison spoke with NPR's Audie Cornish about her songwriting process, her '90s inspirations and her career ambitions.


The Best 2020 Tiny Desk Contest Entries We Saw This Week: Volume 2

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Our favorite Tiny Desk Contest entries this week include a playful jazz track, a tender love song, an empathetic look at city life and more.


Hear Phoebe Bridgers' First Solo Release In Almost Three Years, 'Garden Song'

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Bridgers has been busy, releasing the collaborative projects boygenius and Better Oblivion Community Center. "Garden Song" is her first release since her 2017 debut, Stranger in the Alps.


Christine And The Queens' New Single Lets Us Know: 'People, I've Been Sad'

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Chris catalogs the shades of melancholy in her gooey synth-pop single.


Squirrel Flower's Debut Finds The Beauty In Transient Things

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Both in sound and scope, I Was Born Swimming centers on impermanence and solitude.


Rosalía Returns To Her Roots With 'Juro Que'

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Rosalía's first single of 2020 favors acoustic guitar over trap-inflected pop production, reassuring that her artistry is still rooted in Catalonia.


Hear Mitski's Sinister New Song, 'Cop Car'

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

It is Mitski's first release of new music since her critically acclaimed 2018 album, Be The Cowboy.


Hear A Previously Unreleased Version Of David Bowie's 'The Man Who Sold The World'

Wednesday, January 08, 2020

An EP of unreleased recordings will be rolling out new songs over the next six weeks.


'Tis The Tiny Season: Our 5 Favorite Holiday Tiny Desk Concerts

Monday, December 23, 2019

The Tiny Desk concert series is old enough to have some traditions of its own. Here are five of our favorite holiday performances from over the years.


Terrestrial Doom: 30 Songs For Our Age Of Anxiety

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

This year-end playlist showcases the music that best captured 2019's ever-wary mood, presented here in three 10-song movements of personal anxiety, global dread and moral resolution.


Pete Townshend On Creativity, 'The Age Of Anxiety' And The Who's New Record

Monday, November 18, 2019

Townshend talks about his debut novel, how it relates to The Who's rock opera, Tommy, and what he'd say now to his younger self – the one who wrote the lyric "I hope I die before I get old."


King Princess Comes To Terms With Her Rapid Success On 'Cheap Queen'

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Mikaela Straus had a breakout hit last year as King Princess. Now, she's released her first full-length album, Cheap Queen, which reckons with a fame she wasn't necessarily prepared for.


Perfume Genius Previews His Dance Project With 'Pop Song'

Friday, October 18, 2019

The Sun Still Burns Here premiered earlier this month in Seattle and will be performed on select dates in New York, Minneapolis and Boston.


Aldous Harding Lives In The Haunted Ether With 'Zoo Eyes'

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

The New Zealand artist rounds out a bizarre and wonderful trio of videos from her stellar album, Designer.


Radiohead's Ed O'Brien Emerges As EOB, Releases Beautifully Ambient 'Santa Teresa'

Friday, October 04, 2019

The immensely calming ambient work is from a long-rumored solo project, and was supposedly inspired by a trip to Brazil.


The Tiny Desk Contest Entries That Impressed Us This Week

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Our Tiny Desk Contest judges are excited to pick the 2019 winner. But in the meantime, watch the entries that impressed us this week.