Behold, Noneuclid's Confounding Thrash Alchemy

The Bavarian metal band conjures 2001: A Space Odyssey, mud-clod caveman riffs and an aggro South of Heaven grunt in an eight-minute song called "The Black Plague of the Soul."


Music Puzzler: The Sole Of A Band

Can you tell what a band's music will sound like, just by the shoes they wear? All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen thinks you can.

These shoes, worn by Kiss bassist Gene Simmons, say as much about the band's sound as the group's makeup and stage antics.

The Best Dance Tracks Of March

Bruising basslines, staccato synths and rave-worthy rhythms: It's our five favorite electronic dance tracks of the last month.

Greek producer Giganta released an excellent EP, Force, on Actress' Werkdiscs label in March.

New Mix: Jack White, Ray LaMontagne, Lyla Foy, More!

Our hosts share a brand new track from Jack White called "High Ball Stepper," music from First Aid Kit, Ray LaMontage, more!

Clockwise from upper left: Jack White, Teebs, Lyla Foy, Ray LaMontagne

What Recent Album Will Hold Up The Best?

Forget established classics. What recent album will best stand the test of time?

James Blake has a sound that draws on the past, but also points to the future. His most recent album is called Overgrown.

Which Member Of Wilco Is A Wildcat & More: A Final Four Music Quiz

Kentucky, Wisconsin, Florida and Connecticut are great at basketball, but they also have ties to some of our favorite musicians. How many can you name?

Kentucky's James Young pulls up for a shot against the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday.

Bob's Rainbows: One Man's Magical Breathing

The concerts, songs and musical moments that stopped All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen in his tracks this week, including a breathtaking display by saxophonist Colin Stetson.

Colin Stetson at Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage.

Name That Drum Fill

Can you identify a song when it's stripped down to a just few seconds of isolated drum pounding?

Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin in a 1994 performance.

The Good Listener: Am I Too Old For Music Festivals?

Is festival fatigue the first sign of an encroaching spiral into desiccation and death? Or is it natural to hit a point in life where you don't feel like it anymore?

At some point, you'll probably feel like you're too old to attend a music festival.

New Mix: The Black Keys, Swans, Metronomy, More

Hear brand new cuts from The Black Keys and Swans, plus our latest musical discoveries, including singer Dylan Shearer, who channels Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd.

Clockwise from upper left: The Black Keys, Tiny Ruins, Winged Victory For The Sullen, Dylan Shearer

Does The Death Of An Instrument Break Your Heart?

Swept away by a hurricane, crushed by baggage handlers, infested by cockroaches — nothing hurts quite like the destruction of a musical instrument.

A mangled piano lies in a pile of garbage during cleanup efforts in New York City, following Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

SXSW 2014 Wrap-Up: Our Favorite Discoveries And Memorable Moments

Our hosts are joined by Stephen Thompson to discuss the best musical discoveries from the musical blitzkrieg that is SXSW. From hard-driving Korean rock to joyful electronica.

Clockwise from upper left: Vancouver Sleep Clinic, Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, Sylvan Esso, High As A Kite, Perfume Genius

Song Premiere: Merchandise, 'Figured Out'

The Tampa-based rock band's new single shimmers despite shadows, with crystalline and crunchy guitars filling up every nook and cranny of the sonic spectrum.

Merchandise's new song "Figured Out" will appear on a special Record Store Day LP, along with music from Destruction Unit and Milk Music.

5 Dance Moves We Learned At SXSW 2014 In GIFs

We know you're dying to try Future Islands' Buck-Up Bronco and St. Vincent's Minimalist Marionette.

Kristina Hanses (of Swedish performance art duo Kristal and Jonny Boy) getting ready to bust a move.

SXSW 2014 In Pictures

Nearly 100 photos of musicians we fell in love with at last week's South by Southwest music festival, plus interviews, concerts, podcasts and slo-mo videos.

Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace breaks into a smile during her band's set at the Spin day party at Stubb's.