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Favorite Sessions
8:03 am
Tue May 20, 2014

KEXP Presents: Shovels & Rope

Matthew Thompson KEXP

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 2:06 pm

For such a good-natured duo, Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent can sound darker and more dangerous than you might imagine. As Shovels & Rope, they play gritty, boot-stomping roots-rock that spans rousing sing-alongs, heartwarming ballads and harrowing tales of vengeance.

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Favorite Sessions
8:03 am
Sun May 18, 2014

WAMU's Bandwidth Presents: Protect-U

Protect-U performs live for WAMU's Bandwidth.
WAMU

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 3:16 pm

The free-form duo Protect-U is part of a small electronic-music community in the nation's capital. It sprouts from unlikely but fertile ground: punk and hardcore, which inform the darker tendencies that turn up on Protect-U's recent debut album, Free USA.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
8:03 am
Sat May 17, 2014

Iestyn Davies: Tiny Desk Concert

Iestyn Davies performs a Tiny Desk Concert.
NPR

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 11:05 am

The Bee Gees did it. So do Smokey Robinson, Prince and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. They all sing in the high register usually associated with female singers.

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Music Videos
5:04 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Mi Casa Es Tu Casa: Juan Cirerol

Juan Cirerol performs for a video shoot on his neighbors' front stoop in Mexico City.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 1:22 pm

I've loved Mexican singer Juan Cirerol's music since the first time I heard it. But I didn't fully understand it until I traveled to his native Mexicali on an assignment for NPR.

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All Songs TV
2:24 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Chris Schlarb, 'The Great Receiver'

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 28, 2014 4:10 pm

The video was animated and directed by Imma Almourzaeva. "The Great Receiver" is from Schlarb's upcoming album, Making The Saint, due out May 27 on Asthmatic Kitty.

Field Recordings
10:03 am
Thu May 15, 2014

D.D Dumbo: Looping Sounds In An Austin Alleyway

D.D Dumbo during his Field Recording in Austin, Texas.
NPR

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 3:47 pm

Mystery seems to swirl around D.D Dumbo. We'd heard all sorts of crazy rumors about this solo musician; namely, that Dumbo is a modern-day nomad whose only worldly possessions are his guitar and some crazy customized pedals. But once he arrived for one of our SXSW Backyard Sessions, here's what we discovered: Dumbo was born outside of Melbourne, Australia (birth name: Oliver Hugh Perry). He performs with a 12-string electric guitar, a simple drum set-up and some loop pedals. And he prefers to let his eclectic, drone-filled music speak for itself — so, alas, no comment on the nomad rumors.

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Favorite Sessions
8:03 am
Thu May 15, 2014

KCRW Presents: Chromeo

Chromeo performed live in Los Angeles for KCRW.
Jon Gordon McKenzie KCRW

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 1:38 pm

Flanked by a six-piece choir dubbed "The Chromettes," the Canadian electro-funk duo Chromeo recently unleashed a set of dance music on a small audience at Apogee Studios in Santa Monica. With David "Dave 1" Macklovitch on guitar and lead vocals and Patrick "P-Thugg" Gemayel on synths and Talk Box, Chromeo bounced between older hits and favorites from its new album White Women — including the catchy "Jealous (I Ain't With It)."

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All Songs TV
12:24 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Timber Timbre, 'Curtains?!'

Scene from Timber Timbre's video for the song "Curtains?!"
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 9, 2014 4:28 pm

In the video for the Canadian swamp-folk band Timber Timbre's "Curtains?!," a man released from prison embarks on a vengeful quest to find a mysterious woman who haunts his past.

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The Two-Way
6:09 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Last Chance To See Astronaut's 'Space Oddity' Video

Screen grab from astronaut Chris Hadfield's rendition of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" — performed on the International Space Station.
Chris Hadfield YouTube

Originally published on Tue May 13, 2014 7:51 pm

Some of you might remember the music video rendition of David Bowie's "Space Oddity" that Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield shot aboard the International Space Station. That was a year ago, and the YouTube video he made, which is now approaching 23 million views, is set to come down Tuesday as the licensing agreement on the iconic song expires.

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All Songs TV
2:26 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Pegasus Warning, 'Change'

Scene from Pegasus Warning's video for "Change."
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 14, 2014 10:55 am

Pegasus Warning is otherwise known as Guillermo E. Brown, a New York native and jazz percussionist whose soulful music mixes broken electronics, strange textures and pulsing rhythms. "Change" appears on his latest EP, Woof Ticket, from Plug Research.

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