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Sipping And Sprinting: 24 Songs For Your Roséwave Fun Run

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Fun! Friends! Spandex! Here's a playlist to pump you up on race day and beyond.

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Ada Lea, 'Damn'

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

"Damn" is propulsive, unsettling and exquisite – and an impressive way to kick off the artist's forthcoming sophomore record, one hand on the steering wheel the other sewing a garden.

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Soccer Mommy, 'rom com 2004'

Thursday, July 15, 2021

It's got the hallmarks of Soccer Mommy's catchy pop leanings – melodramatic yearning, a chorus with big '90s indie-rock energy – but the track also digs into her penchant for eerie production...

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Rewind, Be Kind: On 'Home Video,' Lucy Dacus Writes Her Own Rules For Friendship

Monday, June 28, 2021

Dacus's third album is an intimate collection of snapshots from her youth and teen years. Both searching and empathetic, it channels what it means to revisit the past with the wisdom of distance.

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The Best 2021 Tiny Desk Contest Entries We Saw This Week: Volume 5

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The 2021 Tiny Desk Contest closed on June 7; now, our judges are looking for a winner. Our favorite entries this week include songs for daydreaming about crushes and nursing old heartaches.

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The Best 2021 Tiny Desk Contest Entries We Saw This Week: Volume 4

Thursday, June 17, 2021

While our judges search for the winner, we're sharing more entries we love. This week's selection includes an ode to Black identity shot on the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre.

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Joseph Keckler: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Monday, June 14, 2021

The classically trained singer, performance artist and writer turns his Tiny Desk (home) concert into a showcase of his dynamism as a performer.

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The Best 2021 Tiny Desk Contest Entries We Saw This Week: Volume 3

Thursday, June 10, 2021

The 2021 Tiny Desk Contest closed for entries on June 7; now, our judges are looking for a winner. Our recent favorite entries include summery Latin trap, slow-burning blues, shimmering emo and more.

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Roséwave: Back 2 Basic

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Whether you're ready for Hot Vax Summer or preparing for a more cautious reentry to everyday life, roséwave understands. Here are 101 songs to soundtrack your summer, wherever you're at.

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The Best 2021 Tiny Desk Contest Entries We Saw This Week: Volume 2

Thursday, June 03, 2021

This week's entries include odes to being fed up and a song inspired by silence. If you want to send us your song, don't delay: There's less than a week left to enter this year's Tiny Desk Contest.

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The Best 2021 Tiny Desk Contest Entries We Saw This Week: Volume 1

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Throughout the next few weeks, we'll be sharing some of the many Contest entries that have caught our attention. Our first edition includes folk from California, hip-hop from Maryland and more.

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Deep Sea Diver: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

The Twin Peaks red room is "home" for this critically acclaimed indie rock band's Tiny Desk quarantine concert.

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Palberta: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

The members of this indie rock trio all sing and play each other's instruments. Watch Palberta perform from a Philly basement in this quarantine concert.

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You Can Now Enter The 2021 Tiny Desk Contest

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Send in your video before midnight on June 7. If you win, you'll play your very own Tiny Desk concert at NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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On 'Ignorance,' The Weather Station Compels You To Care

Thursday, February 04, 2021

During an intense reckoning with the global climate crisis, Tamara Lindeman wrote much her new album. For her, the biggest takeaway was "to acknowledge that I could care this much and this deeply."

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Sylvain Sylvain, New York Dolls Guitarist, Dies At 69

Friday, January 15, 2021

Sylvain's rhythm guitar playing was the foundation for the raw, hard-driving sound of the New York Dolls, who presaged punk and new wave and influenced generations of musicians.

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2021 Music Preview: 'Little Oblivions,' 'Collapsed In Sunbeams'

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Another member of the NPR Music team previews two of the albums she's looking forward to hearing in 2021: Julien Baker's Little Oblivions and Arlo Parks' Collapsed In Sunbeams.

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Anjimile Just Can't Wait To Be King

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Ahead of the release of their debut album, Giver Taker, the Boston singer-songwriter talks to NPR Music about singing in choirs, healing through songwriting and being inspired by The Lion King.

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Mark Kozelek, Of Sun Kil Moon And Red House Painters, Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The established indie singer and songwriter was accused in a report published by Pitchfork on Thursday.

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Stream NPR Music's Southern Rap Canon Playlist

Monday, August 03, 2020

Stream the songs, plus selected tracks from the albums and mixtapes, that comprise our list of the 130 greatest releases in Southern rap history.

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