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Music Interviews
4:55 pm
Sun October 12, 2014

Music From Death's Doorstep: A Conversation With Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus's new album is called You're Dead!
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Originally published on Sun October 12, 2014 6:52 pm

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Author Interviews
7:37 am
Sun October 12, 2014

Neil Young Writes Of His Love Affair With Cars

Originally published on Sun October 12, 2014 1:14 pm

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ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

It may be the biggest rock 'n roll cliche there is - a love of cars and women.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "HIT THE ROAD")

NEIL YOUNG: (Singing) She looks so beautiful with her top down. Let's jump inside, and take a trip to town.

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Music Interviews
5:08 pm
Sat October 11, 2014

Mary Lambert: 'You Change People's Opinions By Opening Your Heart'

Mary Lambert's new album is called Heart On My Sleeve.
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Originally published on Sat October 11, 2014 6:33 pm

When Mary Lambert sang the hook for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' 2012 hit "Same Love," her career transformed. She quickly went from performing at coffee shops in Seattle — "to six people, including my mom," as she tells it — to performing on Ellen, at the MTV Video Music Awards and the Grammys.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
8:03 am
Sat October 11, 2014

Raquel Sofia: Tiny Desk Concert

Colin Marshall NPR

Singer Raquel Sofia has spent most of her career 20 feet from stardom as a backup singer for Juanes and Shakira. But these days, she's got her own new album and tour, leading a small band of gifted musicians. Sofia's songs are about matters of the heart — and, as you'll hear in her performance here, it's hard to believe that feeling bad can sound this good. Her music doesn't wallow; instead, it makes me want to celebrate and experience the joy and pain along with her.

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Music Interviews
6:19 am
Sat October 11, 2014

A Pop Star And An Indie Folk Singer Intersect At 'Rose Ave.'

You+Me is the duo of Alecia Moore, better known as Pink, and Dallas Greene, who performs as City and Colour
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Originally published on Sat October 11, 2014 2:20 pm

Pop star Pink is known for her tough-as-nails attitude, powerful voice, and infectious songs. But the woman born Alecia Moore has a soft side, and it can be heard in a new collaboration with City and Colour's Dallas Green.

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Music Interviews
6:16 am
Sat October 11, 2014

Angaleena Presley And The Country Song As Documentary

Angaleena Presley's solo debut is called American Middle Class.
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Originally published on Sat October 11, 2014 2:20 pm

Angaleena Presley really is a coal miner's daughter. The Kentucky-born singer-songwriter, one-third of the trio Pistol Annies, drew from her own experience to write her new solo debut, American Middle Class. And that, she says, meant talking about hard times: drug addiction, alcohol, money problems, a dead high school football star.

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Music Interviews
4:05 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Let's Hear That One More Time, In Icelandic

Ásgeir's debut album, In The Silence, was released in English this year.
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Originally published on Fri October 10, 2014 6:43 pm

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The Record
11:25 am
Thu October 9, 2014

The Pop-Punks Of Anarchy

Nathan Stephens Griffin, Naomi Griffin, Daniel Ellis and Jc Cairns of the British punk band Martha.
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Originally published on Sun November 16, 2014 1:03 pm

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All Songs Considered
3:56 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Guest DJ John Congleton

Producer, engineer and musician John Congleton.
Jeaneen Lund Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue November 11, 2014 10:42 am

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Music Interviews
3:50 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

'Like Opening A Book In The Middle': Jackson Browne Returns To An Old Song

"It was, you know, like a picture from [an] earlier time of my life," Jackson Browne says of "The Birds Of St. Marks."
Danny Clinch Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon October 6, 2014 6:30 pm

Singer and songwriter Jackson Browne remembers the circumstances well: Just 18 years old, with $50 to his name and new to New York City, he "lucked into" a job playing for the singer Nico. Suddenly he was an observer to the world of The Velvet Underground, Andy Warhol and their coterie.

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