Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson appears in the following:

Noga Erez Imagines A Dystopia Where The Hand-People Judge Us All

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Israeli singer-songwriter makes politically charged dance music — banging, throbbing stuff full of messages about power and independence.

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First Listen: The Mountain Goats, 'Goths'

Monday, May 15, 2017

For John Darnielle, goth isn't a sound or a style so much as a state of mind: a source of comfort and connection for more than just the young and lost.

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First Listen: Land Of Talk, 'Life After Youth'

Thursday, May 11, 2017

On the Montreal-based indie-pop band's first album in seven years, Elizabeth Powell's voice captures a just-right mix of sweetness and ache.

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'We Start With 50,000 Liters Of Farm-Fresh Urine...'

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

To fertilize its barley, a brewery in Denmark is using urine collected at the Roskilde Music Festival. The beer is called "Pisner," because of course it is.

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Hear Lydia Loveless Reinvent Justin Bieber's 'Sorry'

Friday, May 05, 2017

Loveless unlocks the slow-burning desperation at the heart of an electro-pop banger.

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Oscar Winner Glen Hansard Returns To Movie Music

Friday, May 05, 2017

The singer has made a specialty of string-swept odes to perseverance, and "Are You Getting Through" is a particularly strong entry in his recent catalog.

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Songs We Love: Allison Pierce, 'Fool Him'

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Known for her work in The Pierces, the singer goes solo with a song about broken trust.

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Lola Marsh Unleashes A Uke-Fueled Charm Offensive

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The ingredients of "Wishing Girl" are simple but potent: a whistled hook, Gil Landau's briskly strummed ukulele, and the sweetly plainspoken voice of Yael Shoshana Cohen.

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After Last Week's False Start, The Unreleased Prince Music Starts Rolling Out

Friday, April 28, 2017

Hear "Electric Intercourse," the first previously unreleased song to trickle out from a forthcoming deluxe reissue of Prince's 1984 classic Purple Rain.

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Rufus Wainwright Sings Stevie Wonder, Because Why Not?

Friday, April 28, 2017

Wainwright has just released a cover of "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours" to support a charity called The Art Of Elysium.

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After A Delay, Foster The People Is Back In Business

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Foster The People will return with its third, as-yet-untitled album this summer. In the meantime, the L.A. band has just released three new songs.

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First Listen: Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, 'Best Troubador'

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Will Oldham and his band pay tribute to Merle Haggard by reaching across the country legend's discography to paint a vivid, chronology-busting, album-length portrait.

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First Listen: Joan Shelley, 'Joan Shelley'

Thursday, April 27, 2017

On her fourth solo album, the Kentucky singer-songwriter's music once again functions as a headache remedy, nerve tonic and comfort food rolled into one.

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In 'Your Moon,' Rosie Carney Sings With Weary Grace

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Irish singer-songwriter's latest song strikes a sure-footed balance between airy tenderness and coolly jazzy melancholy.

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A Song So Delicate And Lovely, It Might Just Blow Away

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Novo Amor's "Carry You" highlights the soft, airy, fragile falsetto of singer Ali Lacey.

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Mac DeMarco's Mom Wants You To Work For Her Son's Fan Club

Monday, April 24, 2017

"To apply, please send cover letter explaining experience, resume and your dankest Mac meme or Mac-related GIF to..."

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Why All The Fascination With A New Prince Song?

Friday, April 21, 2017

NPR's Steve Inskeep and Stephen Thompson discuss the complex history of "Deliverance," a previously unreleased Prince song from 2006 that came out this week.

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Morning News Brief: Paris Attacks, New GOP Health Care Effort, Prince

Friday, April 21, 2017

An attacker killed a police officer in Paris, days ahead of France's presidential election. Also, House Republicans say they are putting the "finishing touches" on a new health care plan.

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Judge Stops Release Of Posthumous Prince Record

Friday, April 21, 2017

A new EP featuring six of Prince's previously unreleased songs was scheduled for release Friday. But a lawsuit filed by the late artist's estate may prevent it from ever coming out.

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First Listen: Close Talker, 'Lens'

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Saskatoon trio's songs purr seductively, with warmly shimmering guitars and an overarching subtlety that's inviting, never distant.

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