Kevin Stroud

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Conor Oberst Releases Intimate New Solo Album

Conor Oberst, the singer, songwriter and leader of the trailblazing band Bright Eyes, has a new solo album. Critic Tom Moon thinks <i>Upside Down Mountain</i> is his most intimate and engaging work in years.<p>Transcript<p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:<p>Since he first began attracting attention with the band Bright Eyes in …

McLaren Could Replace Windshield Wipers With A Sound-Based Force Field

For its next trick, it may get rid of the windshield wiper.<p>That's according to an interview a designer gave to the UK's Sunday Times.<p>It seems McLaren is working on a system, adapted from fighter jets, that will use high-frequency sound waves to create a kind of force field that will keep water, as …

Why The Epidaurus Theatre Has Such Amazing Acoustics

Today I found out about the amazing acoustics of the ancient Greek Epidaurus Theatre.<p>Epidaurus, Greece was a small, unassuming city in ancient times, …

Measuring whole body vibration? What sample rate?

<b>What sample rate should I use if I am measuring whole body vibration?</b><p>Strict ISO8041 compliance imposes a minimum sample rate of 900 samples per …

The rise of vinyl and why records sound ‘warm’

In 2014, it’s safe to say, the major Canadian music labels will release more music on vinyl than they have since the heyday of the format more than …

Listen up! Everyday noises can hurt your health

It’s common knowledge that excessively loud sounds like those found at rock shows or construction zones can damage your hearing, but research is …

Listen: Cat Power's "Free" Remixed into Club Track for "Girls"

Along with new music from the likes of Jenny Lewis and Rostam Batmanglij, Miguel, Beck, Lily Allen, and more, the soundtrack to the new season of "Girls" features a new remix from Cat Power.<p>The producer Gigameshreworked her once-minimal <i>You Are Free</i> song "Free" and turned it into a club track. …