Front Row

Chvrches: NPR Front Row

It can be easy to dismiss emerging artists when there's major music-blog hype surrounding them. However, when the Glaswegian band Chvrches took to the stage with a chopped-and-screwed remix of Prince's "Let's Go Crazy," the crowd had a good idea that something special was about to take place.

At Austin's Red 7, the trio performed a compact, synth-heavy dance set; based on the crowd's reception, Chvrches' bass-heavy pop sounds will be the soundtrack to many a barbecue this summer. Chvrches' debut full-length is due out this fall, but you can watch the band perform "The Mother We Share" here.

Credits

Producers: Saidah Blount, Mito Habe-Evans, Amy Schriefer; Assistant Producer: Denise DeBelius; Videographers: Mito Habe-Evans, Katie Hayes Luke; Audio Engineers: Josh Rogosin, Kevin Wait; Special Thanks To: St. Jerome's Laneway, South By Southwest, Red 7; Executive Producers: Anya Grundmann, Keith Jenkins

[+] read more[-] less

More From Electronic/Dance

A still from Zomes' "Ruminants." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist

All Songs TV

First Watch: Zomes, 'Ruminants'

Shannon Collis truly visualizes the drone duo's quiet, ever-shifting layers of sound.

Boxed In. Daniel Harris /Courtesy of the Artist hide caption

toggle caption Daniel Harris /Courtesy of the Artist

World Cafe

Boxed In On World Cafe

XPN

Boxed In is led by London's Oli Bayston, who translates electronic and house music to a full band.

Boxed In On World Cafe
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/436593093/436610117" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Back To Top