Taken by Trees performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Oct. 12, 2012.
November 29, 2012 Victoria Bergsman's songs seem to come from a place somewhere between a dream state and waking life. There's restraint to the way Taken by Trees' players approach this music, almost as if they're trying not to wake the baby in the other room.
November 26, 2012 Holiday music brings out the quirks and extremes in many of us. Some love it but find it a sin to play before Thanksgiving. Some despise it and can't wait until the New Year so they don't have to hear it again, at least for another year. How about you?
For just one day, let's pretend like it's 1967.
November 21, 2012 This Friday, independent record stores will offer new, reissued and limited-edition vinyl. We pick some of the best, including a collaboration between My Morning Jacket and Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes.
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November 20, 2012 Inventive guitar, prog-rock influences and globe-spanning sounds are set against military images in the new video from the band out of Asheville, N.C.
Dad's playing his music again and no one is happy.
November 19, 2012 Who's choosing this years Thanksgiving soundtrack? Are you facing an annual family feud over control of the stereo? Or are you resigned to just hearing a lot of bad music?
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November 19, 2012 McKeown's seventh album, MANIFESTRA, out in January, includes a song written with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.
Patrick Watson performs live in concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
November 16, 2012 Patrick Watson put out one of 2012's most magical records. On Sept. 5, the singer and pianist took his sprawling group of touring musicians to Washington, D.C., for an emotional live set.
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November 15, 2012 Watch the intense, haunting music video premiere from Night Beds, set to a soothing melody. Night Beds' debut album, Country Sleep, will be released early next year.
November 13, 2012 In the always-experimental singer's new video, everything is perfectly Bjork-like, which is to say: like nothing you've ever seen before.
In Flight: Pete Townshend of The Who during a concert in 1975.
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November 12, 2012 After 34 years of boycotting arena rock shows, Bob Boilen is taking a seat in a sports arena to hear music.
Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin's new album, Instrumental Tourist, comes out Nov. 20.
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November 11, 2012 Few performers manipulate sound quite as aggressively or effectively as these electronic musicians. On Instrumental Tourist, they form a single enveloping organism even as they dump their own daring and distinct ideas into the mix.
November 8, 2012 For its 50th anniversary, the band with many of the best singles of the 1960s and beyond has a box set including two brand new songs. Hear the classic-sounding "One More Shot."
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People Get Ready.
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November 7, 2012 One of Bob's favorite bands from CMJ this year features puts on performance art rather than a traditional show, which includes showing videos like this one.
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November 5, 2012 Just in time for the election, a moving video, shot in front of the Lincoln Memorial, issues a bipartisan plea for honesty from politicians.
Jozef Van Wissem and Jim Jarmusch's new album, The Mystery of Heaven, comes out Nov. 13.
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November 4, 2012 Van Wissem plays the lute with his heart equally in the 17th and 21st century. Jarmusch is a filmmaker whose work frequently blurs the line between movies and music. Together, they make a rich, appropriately cinematic sound on The Mystery of Heaven.
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