Waxahatchee performs a Tiny Desk Concert in September 2013.
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November 23, 2013 The songs Waxahatchee brought to the NPR Music offices aren't just stripped down for this Tiny Desk Concert. This is Katie Crutchfield as Waxahatchee, spare and exposed; this is what she does. This is intimate music, perfectly suited for an intimate setting.
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World premiere video for a brand new Pixies song, "What Goes Boom."
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November 19, 2013 The band originally wanted to recreate a scene from the movie Star Wars. But it was too expensive, so they decided to just explode guitarist Joey Santiago in the desert instead.
November 18, 2013 The Australian electronic musician, producer and rising soul singer teams up with his countryman Flume, with the aid of a mesmerizing dancer.
A remarkably illustrated setlist for musician Dan Wilson.
November 15, 2013 Are you one of the super fans who manages to nab setlists from your favorite shows? If so, tell us about it and upload photos of your haul. You can also see a gallery of some of the setlists we've managed to score over the years.
November 15, 2013 Guitarist-singer Marian McLaughlin performs using the dérive technique, a French term created by Situationist Guy Debord that means "to drift." Instead of doing something deliberate, Marian subconsciously allows her surroundings to direct her musical journey.
Bill Callahan, performing live at the Sixth And I Synagogue in Washington, D.C.
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November 14, 2013 Bill Callahan's performance, at a historic synagogue in Washington, D.C., unfolded on a cool autumn night.
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Debashish Bhattacharya performs at a Tiny Desk Concert in September 2013.
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November 12, 2013 The creator of the Hindustani slide guitar draws on a good deal of North Indian classical music, but you can also hear the blues pouring out of his stunning work. Here, Bhattacharya performs with his brother and daughter.
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November 12, 2013 Hear new music from former Pavement founder Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks.
November 11, 2013 The former glam rock guitarist and producer for Fall Out Boy, Pink and others returns with his own song, and a moving love story.
Public Service Broadcasting's new album, Inform - Educate - Entertain, comes out Nov. 19.
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November 10, 2013 The British duo makes music using clips from old British government propaganda films as narratives for songs engineered to inspire dancing and general chaos. Its music explores the past as it looks into the future, with music meant for clubs that doesn't fit neatly into some EDM subgenre or nightlife cliche.
A crush of fans dance together at a Bassnectar performance, from the 2013 Mountain Oasis festival.
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November 8, 2013 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen recently returned from what he calls the most creative music festival he's ever seen. Read about his five favorite moments from the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit.
Broken Bells — James Mercer (left) and Brian Burton (a.k.a. Danger Mouse) — are back with a new album. After The Disco is due out in January.
November 4, 2013 The new record by James Mercer and Danger Mouse will make you think of the Gibb Brothers. Find out why in this interview with the duo, and hear their new song, "Holding On For Life."
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Cate Le Bon's new album, Mug Museum, comes out Nov. 12.
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November 3, 2013 The Welsh singer's third album conjures images of Tom Verlaine's band Television and Velvet Underground collaborator Nico. But Cate Le Bon is no follower: She's a strong songwriter and a powerful, sultry singer with her own distinct phrasing.
November 1, 2013 Listeners share their thoughts and memories of Lou Reed and his music.
San Fermin performs at a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 19, 2013.
October 28, 2013 The orchestral folk-pop band's music bursts with ambition and extreme joy, and its self-titled debut is charged with great storytelling and rich vocals. Then there are the arrangements: little gems that turn these the songs into cinematic vignettes using trumpet, sax, keyboard, violin, guitar and drums.
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