August 2, 2010
Contact:
Emerson Brown, NPR


   

NPR MUSIC STREAMS ENTIRE ALBUMS FROM
ARCADE FIRE, GUILLERMO KLEIN AND MORE

"FIRST LISTENS" AVAILABLE AT NPR.ORG/MUSIC

Beginning today, NPR Music offers advance streams of new albums from Arcade Fire, Guillermo Klein and Thou, and a compilation from the Proximal Records label. All of the albums are now available for free, on-demand listening at www.npr.org/music as part of the site's "First Listen" series.

Arcade Fire: Led by Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, the rock group from Montreal reflects on the themes of time and childhood in their much-anticipated third studio album, The Suburbs: www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128878239

Guillermo Klein: The Argentinean pianist, arranger and composer, known for expertly mixing jazz, Latin and classical music, draws on the work of Renaissance man Gustavo “Cuchi” Leguizamon in his new album, Domandor De Huellas: www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128850084

Thou: The five-piece sludge metal group from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, further develops its sound in its third full length album in three years, Summit: www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128829293

Proximity One: Narrative of a City: This compilation from Carl Madison Burgin and Jeff Elmassian’s independent Proximal Records label features both the newest and most established talent in the Los Angeles electronic scene, including Daedelus, Shlohmo and Dam-Funk: www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128853863"

Complete track listings and album information will be available at NPR Music, where there are also extensive archives of concerts, interviews and reviews with artists of all genres. NPR Music's "First Listen" series is one of the site's most popular features, and has offered pre-release streams of albums from Lost In the Trees, Seu Jorge, and Kylie Minogue, among many others. In addition to the streams detailed in this release, the series also currently includes Los Lobos' Tin Can Trust and is frequently updated with new material.

The "First Listen" series is just one feature of NPR Music, which celebrates great music in every genre and is an industry leader in music discovery. The free, multimedia website at www.npr.org/music offers more than 300 new features monthly and an extensive archive, in collaboration with NPR's newsmagazines, 12 public radio member stations and the passionate NPR community. NPR Music creates and distributes inventive music coverage across multiple platforms – from web, to radio, to podcast, to mobile, to social media, to live events – with first listens to new albums, live performances, concerts at the Tiny Desk, interviews, reviews and blogs. Many of the site’s features are also available to mobile audiences with the NPR Music App for the iPhone and iPod Touch.