Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' new album, The Heist, comes out Oct. 9.
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September 30, 2012 The Heist, a new album from the versatile Seattle duo, has layers of humor, emotion and hooks. It's a record full of articulate message songs, put together in a way that comes off as loving and warm, not didactic.
Jim Jarmusch and Jozef Van Wissem
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September 26, 2012 Hear a new song from Jozef Van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch's forthcoming album, The Mystery of Heaven.
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Frank Ocean performs at Angel Orensanz Church. The special show was announced that day and a few hundred lucky fans were able to RSVP for free tickets.
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September 25, 2012 See photos from a surprise show featuring two of today's most recognizable voices.
Singer Ian Svenonius of The Make-Up performs All Tomorrow's Parties Festival on September 23, 2012 in New York City.
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September 24, 2012 The first ATP in New York City spent a lot of time looking to the past, but it's still a festival like no other.
September 21, 2012 Hear and download an "alt" version of the song "Something Good," from the Brit-pop group Alt-J.
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'Sunloathe' from Wilco, with illustrations by Nathaniel Murphy
September 19, 2012 The video for the song from the album The Whole Love was made from over 100 drawings.
Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra during Tiny Desk at NPR. (Kainaz Amaria/NPR)
September 17, 2012 Theatre Is Evil is genius, savvy pop filled with storytelling that won't let go. Watch Palmer and her band perform "The Killing Type," "Want It Back" and the appropriately titled "Ukulele Anthem."
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M83, performing live at the 9:30 Club, in Washington, D.C.
September 12, 2012 Hear a stunning concert from the fantastically hazy, ambient pop genius M83, recorded live from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
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September 5, 2012 The group from Portland, Ore., offers a new take on the classic heartbroken love song.
Morton Subotnick performing Silver Apples of the Moon in 2011
August 28, 2012 Pioneering composer Morton Subotnik will play his landmark album, Silver Apples of the Moon, at this year's festival.
Rufus Wainwright performs a Tiny Desk Concert, at the NPR Music offices on July 24, 2012.
August 20, 2012 Somehow, we managed to fit a glossy black Yamaha upright piano behind the Tiny Desk. Then we tuned it and waited for some glorious moments. By the time Wainwright reached the middle of his final song, "Montauk," there were few dry eyes among the NPR employees and guests.
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August 19, 2012 The new album America is packed with melody and noise, minimalism and excess, harshness and beauty — sometimes all at the same time.
Sean Rowe's new album, The Salesman and the Shark, comes out August 28.
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August 19, 2012 Rowe's bass-baritone rattles the soul. His latest album is a masterwork of song, production and voice.
August 14, 2012 In a new video, Laura Linney plays a robot designed to stand in for the singer on tour.
The Zombies perform a Tiny Desk Concert.
August 12, 2012 Predicting music that will survive the ages just isn't possible. In a stripped-down performance at the NPR Music office, founding members Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone still have the chemistry that began 51 years ago, playing classics like "She's Not There."
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