Copy into your RSS Reader
Copy into your Podcast App
Bosnian Rainbows' self-titled debut comes out June 25.
Courtesy of the artist
June 16, 2013 Though both are powerful and iconoclastic performers, The Mars Volta's Omar Rodriguez Lopez and Le Butcherettes' Teri Gender Bender find a way to join together without crowding each other out.
Brazil's Bonde Do Role is comprised of MCs Pedro D'Eyrot, Laura Taylor and Rodrigo Gorky.
Courtesy of the artist
August 16, 2012 This week on Alt.Latino we feature songs about many different types of love — falling in love, adoring a country and wishing you didn't care so very much about someone.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/158088310/158795117" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
January 29, 2008 When The Mars Volta purchased a ouija board in a Jerusalem curio shop and began to use it, the band had no idea how much it would affect its recording. Listening to The Bedlam in Goliath, the paranormal talk might not seem like such a publicity stunt.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/18513345/18521192" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
December 16, 2005 NPR reviewer Tom Moon shares his picks for the year's best CDs, from the lo-fi, indie folk of Iron and Wine to a newly discovered live recording by Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane.
June 13, 2005 A most unlikely CD has been close to the top of the Billboard charts recently. The Mars Volta, from Texas, somehow missed the news that progressive rock was nearly extinct. Their new CD, Frances the Mute, is a saga based on the diary of a child in search of a birth mother.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/4701597/4701598" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
April 20, 2005 Music from a found diary: The Mars Volta; Progressive rock classic from Gentle Giant; Stockholm pop from Shout Out Louds New instrumental electronica from Moby; Pavement's Stephen Malkmus; Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty; Billy Crystal's musical uncle Milt Gabler; Live concert preview of The Decemberists
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/15964868/15964871" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor