May 27, 2010 Josh Ritter Video Premiere. "The Curse" is a love story between an archeologist and her mummy.
May 27, 2010 Arcade Fire's Win and Will Butler talk about The Suburbs, and play their first new songs in more than three years.
May 27, 2010 Live Arcade Fire Interview Today at Noon, 2 New Songs Revealed, Plus New Album Details
May 26, 2010 Thursday at noon ET, listen to 2 new songs from Arcade Fire and a live audio interview with Win and Will Butler. We'll play "Month of May" and "The Suburbs," and we want to hear your reaction, so join us.
May 25, 2010 It used to be that the opening track to a record was what got you to go back and put on the album, at least to hear side one. But do opening tracks matter in a world where shuffle is probably more pervasive than linear listening?
May 23, 2010 When The Jam was making pop-infused music in the heyday of punk, Paul Weller was a vital singer and songwriter. But in the years since, fans would be forgiven for losing interest, as his work in Style Council made way for a string of often spotty solo records. But Weller's new one, Wake Up the Nation, is a real sleeper -- and, in the end, a joy to hear. The album will stream here in its entirety until its release on June 1.
May 12, 2010 Led by the sometimes shocking but utterly captivating singer John Lydon, the band made a stop in Washington, D.C., for a full concert, recorded live at the 9:30 Club.
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May 10, 2010 Treats, the debut album from the electro-rock duo Sleigh Bells, is a thrill ride: It's aggressive but not macho and smart without losing its sense of fun. Most of all, it's somehow both an aural assault and a piece of pop candy, albeit one in a overblown wrapper. Hear the album in its entirety.
The Black Keys.
May 9, 2010 Packed with great songs and devoid of throwaways, Brothers is the sixth album by the duo of singer-guitarist Dan Auerbach and drummer Patrick Carney. Like its predecessors, The Black Keys' new album is consistently strong stuff, though this one feels a bit tamer, with more of an R&B influence. Hear the album in its entirety here until its release on May 18.
May 6, 2010 NPR Personalities Spoof Lady Gaga. What more needs to be said?
Moby performs at NPR.
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May 4, 2010 On an early winter's evening, with an acoustic guitar and lyric sheet in hand, Moby and Kelli Scarr strolled up to Bob Boilen's desk and gave a small concert. The casual affair was the duo's first-ever live performance of their brand-new Project Song creation, "Gone to Sleep."
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May 4, 2010 Project Song challenges musicians to write and record a song in just two days — and we shoot video of the whole process. Watch Moby and collaborator Kelli Scarr write and record "Gone to Sleep."
April 28, 2010 If you have plenty of time to kill and a computer with a camera, and a decent graphics card, then go to the Flying Lotus website and download an application he's calling the 'Cosmogramma Fieldlines' augmented reality app.
April 14, 2010 by Bob Boilen
I came across this "robot folding a towel" video, also known as "Autonomously folding a pile of five previously-unseen towels." It's a project by UC Berkeley Ph.D. student Jeremy Maitin-Shepard.
It's fascinating on so many level...
April 6, 2010 I once saw a mime open for a band. At the time, I figured the group did it so they wouldn't be upstaged. I guess it backfired because all these years later I remember the mime, but couldn't tell you the band.
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