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The Head And The Heart's 'Living Mirage' Has An Emphasis On Starting Fresh

Friday, May 17, 2019

The band talks about its trip to Joshua Tree and the new writing that it inspired.


Yola Walked Through Fire And Came Out Singing

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The songs on Yola's debut solo album ring out with the triumphant air of someone who has withstood the flames en route to achieving their dreams.


Karen O And Danger Mouse Unlock A New Creative Universe

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

On Karen O And Danger Mouse's debut collaboration, Lux Prima, the sound is inviting, thrilling and entirely distinct from the voices they each are known for in their own careers.


Pedro The Lion's Homecoming, 15 Years In The Making

Friday, May 10, 2019

Pedro the Lion's latest album, Phoenix, houses many of David Bazan's childhood memories and stunning moments of personal poetry.


Leyla McCalla Has The Capitalist Blues

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

Although the topics are heavy, McCalla's music is danceable. This is a treatment informed by the artist's Haitian roots and adopted New Orleans traditions.


Foals Makes Changes In Pursuit Of Ultimate Creative Freedom

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

The members of Foals produced the last two albums themselves. The British band left its lead singer alone to finish lyrics in a dark studio in South London.


Better Oblivion Community Center, A Project Built On Mutual Fandom

Thursday, May 02, 2019

What could be better than a new project built on the friendship of two World Cafe favorites, Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst?


Patty Griffin On Restoring Her Voice And Her Soul

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Hear the Grammy-winning songwriter perform songs written during her cancer treatment and discuss the deep reflections and soul-searching they contain.


Anna Tivel's Songs Are Mini Movies With Unlikely Stars

Thursday, April 25, 2019

The tremendous songwriter zooms in on the kinds of people who don't usually get the red carpet treatment.


King Princess Has Incredible Confidence With The Musical Chops To Back It Up

Monday, April 22, 2019

When singer-songwriter Mikaela Straus says, "I've never been subtle. I don't think now is the time," she means it.


After 27 Years, Guster Is Still Surprising Fans

Friday, April 19, 2019

Guster's latest album, Look Alive, is a trippy and textured twist on everything you might already love about the band.


Josh Ritter Performs Stripped-Down Acoustic Version Of 'Fever Breaks'

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The master songwriter performs songs just like he did for Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires on their Nashville porch.


Sharon Van Etten Makes A Punchy And Powerful Leap Forward

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Van Etten is more present than ever, but wouldn't be where she is today without the struggle.


Nilüfer Yanya Shows Off Catchy Melodies And A Stunning Voice

Monday, April 08, 2019

Yanya's debut album, Miss Universe, shows off the unique melodies and grounded guitar playing that first earned her attention.


Cautious Clay Took A Bold Leap

Friday, April 05, 2019

Joshua Karpeh, who records as Cautious Clay, shares his story, reflects on his decision to leave real estate to pursue music full time and explains how being raised by a single mom inspired him.


The Suitcase Junket Is A Master Of Musical Imagination

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Dried animal bones, thrift store cutlery, baby shoes and yes, a suitcase. Matt Lorenz has turned all these found objects into instruments for his one-man band.


Family Is Important To Susan Tedeschi And Derek Trucks

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

The Tedeschi Trucks Band members — connected by birth or by choice — have been living together on tour for long enough that they count as relatives.


Jenny Lewis Finds A 'Beautiful, Funky Way To Grieve'

Friday, March 29, 2019

When listening to Lewis' latest, On the Line, a detail that made you laugh the first time might make you tearful the next.


Lucie Silvas: Powerful Pipes And The Right People

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Silvas couldn't believe the tight-knit community of supportive songwriters she found in Nashville. Those collaborators helped Silvas make her latest album, E.G.O.


Royal Mountain Records Makes Mental Health A Music Industry Priority

Monday, March 25, 2019

Label Founder Menno Versteeg explains why he feels that caring for artists' mental health is, at least in part, a record label's responsibility.