Peter Bjorn and John's new album is Gimme Some.
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March 20, 2011 Gimme Some is a return to the bright, bouncy songwriting that characterized the Swedish pop band's ridiculously catchy Writer's Block. Hear the whole thing until March 29.
Brian Muldoon and Jack White (right) of The Upholsterers on the cover of the Makers of High Grade Suites 7".
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March 14, 2011 As an upholsterer and musician in Detroit, Jack White and a workmate hid some of their rare recordings inside reupholstered furniture. Hear White tell the tale.
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The Lower Dens perform live at The Black Cat in Washington, D.C. on March 11.
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March 12, 2011 One of the moodiest and most grippingly emotional bands to emerge from Baltimore's music scene performed live at Washington, D.C.'s Black Cat. Their set can be heard and downloaded right here.
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March 7, 2011 Hear a sneak preview of an upcoming EP from the duo featuring Danger Mouse and James Mercer. The song, "Windows" is from a new collection of songs called Meyrin Fields, due out March 29.
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March 4, 2011 See a new video by the mesmerizing artist known as Sea of Bees: "Willis" is one of the standout cuts from last year's stunning Songs for the Ravens.
March 4, 2011 The wait is over for an official studio recording from WILD FLAG, the recently formed band featuring former NPR Music blogger and Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein, Mary Timony (Helium), Janet Weiss (Quasi, Sleater-Kinney) and Rebecca Cole (The Minders).
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R.E.M.'s 15th studio album, Collapse Into Now, comes out on March 8.
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March 1, 2011 Michael Stipe and company are about to release their best album in more than a decade. It's called Collapse Into Now, and you can hear the whole thing here until its official release on March 8.
The Antlers will debut the group's new album, live on NPR Music, from The Parish in Austin, TX on Mar. 17. The band is just one of more than a dozen featured on this year's coverage of the festival.
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March 1, 2011 The South by Southwest music festival and conference is rapidly approaching (Mar. 16-20), and NPR Music will be there again this year, webcasting a bunch of full concerts, live online. Check out our lineup of the bands we'll be featuring.
Alexi Murdoch's new album, Towards the Sun, will be released on March 8.
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February 27, 2011 Murdoch covers familiar singer-songwriter territory on his alluring new Towards the Sun: There's lots of love and heartache, troubled families and reflective meditations on the mysteries concealed in life's simplest moments. Hear the album in its entirety here until its release on March 8.
February 24, 2011 The Low Anthem chose a 100-year-old synagogue in Washington, D.C., for a live performance of its rustic mix of blues, folk and hymns. The concert was recorded live at the historic 6th and I Synagogue.
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Son Lux (Ryan Lott) works in his studio.
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February 23, 2011 The artist known as Son Lux enters his final week for writing and recording an entire album in just one month. His latest sketches include newly added vocals.
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February 22, 2011 How dare you include X?! And I see no mention of Y! The latest episode of All Songs Considered looks back at the music of the '90s. Give a listen and tell us which artists, songs and albums we should have included, but didn't.
New Kids of the Block in London, back in 1990.
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February 16, 2011 Now that Beavis and Butt-Head are coming back to MTV, it seems like a good time for us to look back on the '90s and some of the music that defined the decade.
The crowd celebrates at the 2010 Bonnaroo arts and music festival.
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February 15, 2011 Eminem, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant and Loretta Lynn are among the artists performing at this year's Bonnaroo festival. Event organizers announced the full lineup today.
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Covert art for The King Of Limbs as seen on Radiohead's website.
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February 14, 2011 The members of Radiohead say they'll make their latest full-length record, The King of Limbs, available for purchase and download this coming Saturday on the band's website. According to the site, they're calling it "the world's first newspaper album."
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