3:36 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Lord Huron Wants You To Dance At The Apocalypse

Lord Huron's Strange Trails comes out Tuesday.
Josh Sanseri Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 7:48 pm

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Tiny Desk Concerts
2:45 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Death Cab For Cutie: Tiny Desk Concert

Emily Jan NPR

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 11:27 pm

Death Cab For Cutie came as a trio: Ben Gibbard sang, Nick Harmer played bass, and we wheeled in our piano for Zac Rae. This intimate set included two new songs — including "Black Sun," the first single from their new album Kintsugi.

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Microphone Check
8:03 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Malcolm Spellman: 'The Real, You Just Can't Beat It'

Malcolm Spellman after an interview with Microphone Check in Austin, Texas, during SXSW 2015.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 9:48 am

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Music Interviews
5:08 pm
Sun April 5, 2015

Cassandra Wilson 'Couldn't Wait' To Reinvent The Billie Holiday Songbook

Cassandra Wilson's Billie Holiday tribute album is titled Coming Forth By Day.
Mark Seliger Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 8:54 am

Vocalist Billie Holiday was born 100 years ago this week. Today, her place in music history is clear.

"I think we witness in Billie Holiday's music the beginning of the jazz vocal age, really," fellow vocalist Cassandra Wilson says. "Her phrasing is very conversational, and it swings — it moves with the musicians. She's very much in charge of her place in the music. She's in control of the story, and in control of her cadence."

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8:33 am
Sun April 5, 2015

Tobias Jesso Jr. Explains His Swift Ascent From Rock Bottom

Los Angeles-based songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr.
Kai Jacobson Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Sun April 5, 2015 11:19 am

It's an endorsement most fledgling songwriters can only dream of: Adele enthusiastically tweeting your new song to her 22 million followers.

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