Stephen Thompson

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First Listen: Death Cab For Cutie, 'Thank You For Today'

Monday, August 13, 2018

On the band's ninth album, Ben Gibbard addresses an array of life's aftermaths, set against propulsive arrangements that know just when to sparkle and sway.

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Mountain Man Announces 'Magic Ship,' Its First Album In Eight Years

Thursday, August 09, 2018

The vocal trio's members have kept busy with other projects, including Amelia Meath's star turn in Sylvan Esso. Now, you can hear three songs from Magic Ship, out Sept. 21.

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Big Thief's Adrianne Lenker Releases 'Cradle,' From New Solo Album 'Abysskiss'

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

After three busy years with her main band, Lenker will release abysskiss on Oct. 5. Hear its tender, gorgeous first single, "cradle."

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Loretta Lynn Celebrates Roger Miller With The Weary Grace Of 'Half A Mind'

Thursday, July 26, 2018

On a new tribute album, Lynn taps into the central tension of Miller's lament, radiating resignation over an arrangement straight out of an antique jukebox.

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This DJ Wants To Twerk, Squawk And Shimmy His Way Into Your Cold, Dead Heart

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Will you let him? "Sacha Baron Cohen channeling the spirit of Andy Kaufman to make fun of EDM concerts" just about sums up his performance style.

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'November Rain' Is The Oldest Song With A Billion YouTube Views – What's That Mean?

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Guns N' Roses' 1992 video recently joined 112 others in the billion-views club, but there's more to the milestone than that.

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You Get The First 78 Seconds Of Cat Power's New Album

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hear a brief but transporting introduction to Chan Marshall's first new album in six years: Wanderer, due out Oct. 5.

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Ben Stiller Was A Punk Rocker — Here's Proof

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Inspired by Can and Throbbing Gristle, the movie and TV star's early-'80s post-punk band Capital Punishment conjured something dizzy and warped.

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Justin Vernon And Aaron Dessner's New Band, Big Red Machine, Announces Debut Album

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The pair has already released four songs from the self-titled set, which comes out August 31.

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Dessa Extols The Virtues Of Wandering And Getting Lost On 'Fire Drills'

Thursday, July 12, 2018

The singer, rapper, author and mogul unleashes a righteous rebuttal to the limitations placed on women traveling alone in the world.

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Tom Petty's 'Keep A Little Soul' Is The First Taste Of A Vault-Busting New Box Set

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The release, An American Treasure, is due out Sept. 28 and will include more unreleased songs, outtakes, alternate versions, rarities, live tracks and deep cuts.

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First Listen: Luluc, 'Sculptor'

Thursday, July 05, 2018

The Australian folk duo's follow-up to 2014's wonderful Passerby broadens Luluc's palette and subject matter in rewarding ways.

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: Road-Testing The Songs Of Summer

Friday, June 29, 2018

NPR Music takes over the show to stump for summertime pop hits by the likes of Cardi B, Beyoncé and Jay-Z, Drake, Hayley Kiyoko and more.

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Hear A Never-Before-Heard, Piano-Only Demo Of Guns N' Roses' 'November Rain'

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The 10-minute recording, from a new box set, finds Axl Rose alone at a piano, banging out the bones of what would become one of his biggest hits five years later.

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St. Paul And The Broken Bones Dial It Down For The Dance Floor

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Alabama soul band teases a forthcoming album with a refreshing and surprisingly restrained slice of sly summer funk.

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Dave Matthews: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The star sheds his band for a warm, winning, utterly game, happily overstuffed five-song performance of songs from across his long career.

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Ever Get Ghosted? Feel All Your Feelings With Florence + The Machine

Thursday, June 21, 2018

In "Big God," the new single and video from High As Hope, Florence Welch lends her powerhouse voice to a dramatic treatise on abandonment.

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In 'A Story In The Times,' Robin Bacior Digs Her Own Roots

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Bacior's radiant new song reflects on feelings of rootlessness, alienation and the ways people can form an identity without a single place to shape and define them.

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First Listen: Milk Carton Kids, 'All The Things That I Did...'

Thursday, June 21, 2018

The darkness that seeps into the duo's new songs is leavened, as always, by the sun-dappled beauty of two voices, perfectly paired.

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With 'Frostbiter,' Saintseneca Swings Towards Bright, Beautiful New Places

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

For Saintseneca, fatalistic gloom blends seamlessly with a kind of playful sprightliness. Hear "Frostbiter," the first single from a forthcoming album called Pillar of Na.

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