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boygenius, '$20'

Friday, January 20, 2023

The magic of boygenius is the way its songs don't force the three songwriters to conform to a single vision, but synthesizes their strengths.


Wednesday, 'Chosen to Deserve'

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

The band channels a country-rock sound that lends a wistful sweetness to Karly Hartzman's admissions of youthful recklessness.


NPR Music 2022 Staff Picks: Marissa Lorusso

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

The NPR Music editor shares her favorite albums and songs of 2022.


Alex G: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, December 07, 2022

The cult-beloved Philly singer-songwriter plays a handful of stripped-down songs from across his vast discography, including songs from this year's God Save The Animals.


The Spark: 6 socially conscious musicians on the women who inspire them

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

In times of crisis, we're grateful for music that speaks to the current moment. So we asked a handful of visionary artists: Who taught you that music could be a vehicle for political expression?


Pile, 'Loops'

Wednesday, November 09, 2022

Pile has spent the past couple years in a reflective state, but the rock band's new single is no less ferocious.


feeble little horse, 'Chores'

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

The Pittsburgh band makes noisy, catchy pop songs filled with crunchy textures and delightful little moments of tension.


They Are Gutting a Body of Water, 'Delta P'

Friday, October 21, 2022

The experimental shoegaze band submerges Douglas Dulgarian's vocals under a Jenga tower of noise that threatens to topple.


Knifeplay, 'Nobody'

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Philadelphia's Knifeplay mixes twangy confessionals, bruising shoegaze and sprawling slowcore in its intricate and majestic sound.


Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson tell their truth plainly

Friday, October 14, 2022

Plains' I Walked With You A Ways, the collaborative debut from the Waxahatchee singer-songwriter and Williamson, combines wry wisdom with a classic country sound.


On Quinn Christopherson's debut album, stories of growth emerge in monumental details

Friday, September 16, 2022

On Write Your Name In Pink, the Alaskan singer-songwriter turns a compassionate eye towards his memories, threading together small moments to reveal moving stories about love, addiction and growth.


Quinn Christopherson, 'Celine'

Monday, August 08, 2022

Rather than a tribute to the beloved Canadian diva, "Celine" is actually a touching ode to Quinn Christopherson's mother.


Palm, 'Feathers'

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Palm's inventive art rock is dizzying, unpredictable and, especially in its live incarnation, occasionally transcendent – in the band's best moments, it makes discordance sound sublime.


Krill, 'Solitaire'

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

The beloved Boston indie-rock band has remastered Alam No Hris for a 10-year anniversary reissue. "Solitaire," a fan favorite, is song about malaise feel nearly anthemic.


Sour Widows, 'Witness'

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

A song about a monumental loss, "Witness" starts off languid and pensive before the desperation ratchets up, its beautifully tangled guitars turning menacing.


7 more Kate Bush songs that deserve the 'Stranger Things' treatment

Saturday, June 11, 2022

NPR Music staffers convene to offer up the Kate Bush tracks we think deserve a powerful, paradigm-shifting sync in a television show or movie.


Alex G, 'Blessing'

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Delightfully weird, minimalist and dark, Alex G's got a knack for making good fortune sound dangerous.


Ada Lea: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

In her Tiny Desk (home) concert, Ada Lea performs four sharply detailed and dreamy songs.


Rina Sawayama, 'This Hell'

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Rina Sawayama packs a Shania Twain reference, an over-the-top guitar solo, a rebuke of paparazzi callousness and a kiss-off into the space of a glammy, country-pop inspired banger.


When it feels like the world's ending, Sharon Van Etten still cares

Friday, May 06, 2022

On her new album, We've Been Going About This All Wrong, Van Etten turns her steady gaze towards the wreckage of the last few years and still finds a way to prioritize compassion.