U2 premiered "The Blackout" from Songs Of Experience via Facebook Live.
August 30, 2017 U2 unveils the latest from Songs of Experience -- a characteristically buoyant, but worryingly saccharine, cut of shivering guitar, bass punch and end-times reckoning.
Van Morrison's 37th studio album, Roll With The Punches, comes out Sept. 22.
August 16, 2017 On the first single from Roll With The Punches, Morrison gives us soaring bit of classic roots-soul, and his best outing in recent years.
Watch the premiere of Courtney Marie Andrews' new video for "Irene" off her 2017 album 'Honest Life.'
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July 25, 2017 Courtney Marie Andrews channels the spirit of her stirring folk-rock song into a big-hearted new video.
Watch the video for Slow Dancer's "I Would" off 'In A Mood.'
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July 14, 2017 This new video is perfectly suited to the Australian singer's lovely, dusky and '70s-tinged song.
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June 15, 2017 The country-rock band is committed to the sound of brotherhood — a few voices sharing a feeling. Nowhere is that clearer than on this tender ballad.
Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly and Nadia Sirota perform the closing track off 'PLANETARIUM.'
June 8, 2017 In a Manhattan studio, some of the musicians behind Planetarium play the album's beautiful closing track.
"It's about childhood being brought to life and reignited after the slush of the teenage years," Adrianne Lenker says of "Mary."
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May 31, 2017 "First it sounds and then it means," Adrianne Lenker tells NPR of the piano ballad. "That song feels like crying and laughing at the same time."
Tank And The Bangas perform perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Mar. 6, 2017. (NPR)
May 5, 2017 Hear the newly released, studio version of "Quick," the song that made the New Orleans-based band the winners of the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest.
A screenshot of Vulfpeck's video for "Cory Wong."
April 11, 2017 This band is as tight as it gets.
Irma Thomas contributes "Crazy Love" to the Instant Love series, which features famous love songs that were originally sung by men about women, reimagined with female vocalists.
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March 28, 2017 Thomas turns the Van Morrison classic into pure NOLA R&B, emphasizing the wonderful impracticality of unconditional love.
Clockwise from top left: The Crane Wives, ZenSoFly, Fernandito Ferrer, Diana Gameros, Jesus Chris + The Beetles and Haley Heynderickx.
March 21, 2017 There is only one Tiny Desk Contest winner, but there were so many incredible musicians who entered this year. Here are 10 we loved.
Nottingham's HECK embodied the relentless, indefatigable spirit of SXSW on the festival's last day.
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March 20, 2017 It's the end of another grueling and glorious SXSW. Here's what we loved on the last day.
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Moor Mother performed a searing set on Thursday at SXSW.
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March 17, 2017 Late last night, All Songs Considered gathered on the streets of Austin to recap the best discoveries of the day.
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PWR BTTM plays NPR Music's showcase at Stubb's BBQ, and Bob Boilen captures one of his favorite photographs of all time.
March 16, 2017 On our second day at SXSW, the All Songs Considered crew gathered outside of Stubb's BBQ to share their favorite music of the day.
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