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Anna Calvi Announces First Album in 5 Years, Shares New Song: Listen

Anna Calvi has announced <i>Hunter</i>, the artist’s first album since 2013’s <i>One Breath</i>. Below, watch the William Kennedy-directed video for new song “Don’t Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy,” which Calvi says in a press release is “about being free to identify yourself in whichever way you please.” The record’s …

Lost John Coltrane Album Discovered

An album of John Coltrane originals recorded in 1963 has been discovered and set for release this month. Two compositions on the LP, “Untitled Original 11383” and “Untitled Original 11386,” have never before been heard. Listen to the former below.<p>Out June 29 as <i>Both Directions at Once: the Lost …

M. Ward Surprise Releases New Album What a Wonderful Industry: Listen

M. Ward has surprise released a new album, <i>What a Wonderful Industry</i>. The record features an appearance from My Morning Jacket’s Jim James on the tracks “Miracle Man” and “Bobby.” Hear the whole thing, and read his statement on the record, below.<p>M. Ward is currently on tour. His previous album, <i>More</i> …

Interpol Announce New Album, Share 'The Rover'

If you're a band in 2018, you can't just tell the world you're putting out an album. You have to hire skywriters, or etch your new cover art onto the side of a mountain, or fly journalists out to Wyoming for a live-stream or something. You have to make it an <i>event</i>!<p>So if you just want to know that …

New Albums

Remembering Anthony Bourdain's Love For Music

Anthony Bourdain's Twitter bio simply reads "enthusiast" which may be why the news of his death by his own hand has hit many fans so bluntly today. He was a truth-telling enthusiast you could trust. He explored the world for us with open heart, eyes and certainly appetite. Who among us didn't want …

Anthony Bourdain

Hear Smashing Pumpkins’ Churning New Song ‘Solara’

Smashing Pumpkins have unveiled new song “Solara,” founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin’s first new track together in 18 …

Smashing Pumpkins

Don Was Talks Blue Note Documentary ‘Beyond The Notes’

<b>Sophie Huber</b>’s <i>Blue Note Records: Beyond The Notes</i> can’t claim to be the first documentary to tell the fascinating story of Blue Note Records – there …

Gorilla Vs Bear lists Best Albums of 2018 so far (catch Tess Roby live this week)

It’s June which means some people are doing mid-year lists. One of those is fellow music blog <b>Gorilla Vs. Bear</b> who just published their “Favorite …

Review: Hot Snakes, 'Jericho Sirens'

<i>Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>Is it fair to say that punk, however you define the term, has gone through a crisis of cultural placement since the turn of the …

Neko Case Shares New Song “Hell-On”: Listen

Neko Case has shared the title track from her forthcoming album <i>Hell-On</i>. Listen to it, and check out the full tracklist and slithery music video teaser below. “I write songs from a feeling of solidarity with folks who feel alone or isolated, I think I’m trying to comfort people in this way,” she …

New Singles

Iceage Announce New Album Beyondless, Share New Song With Sky Ferreira: Listen

Iceage are back with a new album. <i>Beyondless</i> is out on May 4 via Matador. The latest track from the record, “Pain Killer,” features Sky Ferreira. Listen to it below. <i>Beyondless</i> includes the recently shared “Catch It,” which came with an Adam Hashemi-directed video. <i>Beyondless</i> was produced by the band …

Ice Age

New Lou Reed Book Collects His Unreleased Poems

A new book of unreleased poetry by Lou Reed is on the way. It’s called <i>Do Angels Need Haircuts?</i> and it was written in 1970, shortly after Reed quit the Velvet Underground. The book features an afterword by Laurie Anderson, a foreword by poet Anne Waldman, photography from the era, and previously …

Lou Reed

Watch Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett’s New Concert Doc

Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett have released a new documentary about their friendship and the eventual creative collaboration that led to last year’s joint album <i>Lotta Sea Lice</i>. The new film is called <i>Friends of Wonder</i>, and it’s available to watch now via WeTransfer’s WePresent. Check it out below. …

Courtney Barnett

Burial and the Bug Announce New Collaborative EP

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Neil Young: “The Record Labels Killed Pono”

Neil Young has discussed his ventures into high-quality audio and streaming in a new interview with the <i>Chicago Tribune</i>. Most recently, Young opened a massive online archive featuring his entire discography in high-quality streaming. But before that project, there was, of course, his …

Neil Young

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Announce New Concert Film

Copenhagen

Meet the Eccentric Master of Jazz Melody

The call came out of the blue to Harry Colomby, the former high school teacher and longtime manager of jazz pianist Thelonious Monk. It was a <i>Time</i> …

Soul Music

Tom Waits Reissuing His First 7 Albums

Tom Waits has announced that he will be re-issuing his first seven albums. Originally released through Elektra Asylum Records though the ’70s, the LPs getting re-mastered and re-released on vinyl through Anti-. All seven albums will be on streaming services on March 9, the same date that his 1973 …

Tom Waits

Record sleeves designed by iconic artists explored in new exhibition

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Hear David Bowie’s Unreleased, Stripped-Down ‘Let’s Dance’ Demo

An unreleased demo of David Bowie‘s “Let’s Dance” has been unearthed to celebrate what would have been the rock icon’s 71st birthday Monday.<p>Bowie and …

David Bowie

Our Favorite Dance And Electronic Albums Of 2017

Regardless of how much we acknowledge that group-movement to a centralized rhythm is medicine for the soul, some emotional climates simply aren't conducive to reaching a singular moment of exultation and release on the dance floor. Across much of the world, 2017 sure as heck didn't feel like the …

Synthpop

Tom Petty Showed Grace And Beauty In Songwriting

Tom Petty wrote a lot of hits during his more than 40 years making music. Petty is one of the many notable people who died in 2017. As much as he was known for big classic rock anthems, he was also capable of just tremendous grace and beauty in his songwriting, as seen in the song …

Iron & Wine, 'Call It Dreaming,' (Live)

Iron & Wine is one of our favorite singer-songwriters, and his live performances are always moving and impactful. Sam Beam's new album, <i>Beast Epic</i>, was recently nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Americana Album and our favorite cut is the single "Call It Dreaming."<p><b>SET LIST</b><p>"Call It</i> …

New Albums

30 Must-Read (Or Must-Revisit) NPR Music Articles From 2017

What we try to do here at NPR Music isn't that complicated. First and foremost, of course, we like to introduce readers and listeners to artists they may never have heard that will challenge, excite and soothe them. We also enjoy celebrating, reframing, revisiting and enlivening the music everyone …

'Oxford American' Takes On The Sounds Of Contemporary Kentucky

Images of Kentucky are often reduced to coal miners, bourbon, horse-racing and Loretta Lynn. This year, <i>Oxford American</i> magazine has dedicated its annual music issue entirely to Kentucky, and it explores soul jazz, punk rock, rap and more from the Bluegrass State.<p>The issue comes with a CD of …

Margo Price On World Cafe

There's a danger, when an artist has as compelling a story as Margo Price has, that the personal will overshadow the musical. So let's just get one thing straight first: Margo Price writes really beautiful songs. And boy-oh-boy can she sing.<p>But one of the reasons Margo's story is such a major focus …

Muscle Shoals Songwriter And Producer, Rick Hall Dies At 85

Rick Hall dedicated his life to putting Muscle Shoals, Ala., on the musical map, and he succeeded. Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Wilson Pickett and others recorded hit songs there, thanks to Hall's work. He died Tuesday at the age of 85.<p>Transcript<p>ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:<p>Muscle Shoals, Ala., is a small …

'Louisiana Hayride Tonight' Revisits A Small-Time Show That Hosted Big-Name Stars

A new 20-disc box set contains over 500 performances from the Shreveport, La., program that served as a talent showcase for country acts in the 1950s — including Hank Williams and Elvis Presley.<p>Transcript<p>TERRY GROSS, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. Throughout the decade of the 1950s, the Louisiana Hayride …

Amanda Shires On Mountain Stage

Amanda Shires makes her third appearance on <i>Mountain Stage</i> in this performance from the Clay Center in Charleston, W.Va., recorded in the fall of 2016. It came shortly after the release of her fifth record, <i>My Piece Of Land</i>, produced by Dave Cobb.<p>Last year Shires was named Emerging Artist of the Year …

'Dock Of The Bay' At 50: Why Otis Redding's Biggest Hit Almost Went Unheard

"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" was released 50 years ago Monday, less than a month after Otis Redding died at the age of 26. The song was a departure for the R&B superstar — and it almost never saw the light of day.<p>"Otis had had a throat operation in the fall that year, and he was very worried …