April 29, 2013 Just about everyone's tastes in music evolve as we get older. Some find themselves turning the volume knob down and listening to quieter songs, while others go full throttle with exponentially harder music. Tell us what's happened to your own listening habits as you've gotten older.
For the first time ever, The Flaming Lips performed the 2002 album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots in its entirety from start to finish, live from the Belmont in Austin, Texas.
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April 25, 2013 The Flaming Lips first formed more than 30 years ago, and the group is still full of surprises. At an intimate club during the 2013 South by Southwest music festival, the band performed one of its most beloved albums, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, from start to finish. Watch a video of the full hour-long set here.
Scene from the Yellow Red Sparks video, for the song "A Play To End All Plays
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April 22, 2013 A spectacular new video for the California-based folk-pop group Yellow Red Sparks tells the epic story of a woman who dies, quite literally, of a broken heart. What happens to the man who rejected her is another story all together.
April 22, 2013 The death of Storm Thorgerson, who created classic album covers, including Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, gets us thinking about our favorite album covers of all time.
Brass Bed's album, The Secret Will Keep You, comes out April 23.
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April 14, 2013 A sad parade of loneliness, death, fear and madness comes to life on an oddly buoyant album. Brass Bed's dark themes are wrapped in sunny melodies and mysterious synth sounds that ultimately dissolve into glorious chaos. It's part sonic exploration, part infectious pop and part noise rock.
April 10, 2013 NPR Music and the rest of the network is moving from its longtime home of 635 Mass. Ave. to new digs at 1111 North Capitol in D.C. It's got us a bit reflect-y on all the time gone by. What do you think is the best song about moving on?
April 5, 2013 For the band's latest video, the members of STRFKR dress in matching Buddy Holly suits and glasses and play stony faced, while a smiling couple and their children frolic at the beach. But things aren't what they first appear to be, and horror is right around the corner.
April 4, 2013 The singer and violinist Emily Wells is originally from Amarillo, Texas, but has since relocated to Los Angeles. On her latest album, Mama Acoustic Recordings, she sings a heartbreaking song about her new home and the people she loves there.
April 4, 2013 In Junip's latest video, director Mikel Cee Karlsson pair's the band's meditation on growing up with hypnotic, disturbing images of a mysterious (and seriously creepy) teenager who shakes up the loveless marriage of a middle-aged couple.
April 3, 2013 There probably isn't a single pair of headphones out there that will solve every problem and meet every listening need. But we asked you to tell us which ones you love the most. Here are five of the most-mentioned headphones.
April 3, 2013 Watch the noise-rock trio tear it up at the 2013 South by Southwest music festival. Recorded live at Bar 96, the band performs a heart-pounding version of "Wet Blanket" here.
April 2, 2013 On his latest video, for the song "You," London-based singer Keaton Henson bares the remains of a profoundly broken heart, while walking through the desolate landscape of the California desert.
March 28, 2013 The Louisiana band Gashcat makes fantastically catchy rock and pop songs. They returned to South by Southwest to give a thrilling, all-too-short performance. Watch them perform "The Morning Sun" live.
Surfer Blood at SXSW 2013
March 27, 2013 Surfer Blood fans still have to wait a few months to hear its second album, Pythons, but the Florida band gave a preview of the record during shows at SXSW this year.
An American zoo tried experiments of playing music to animals to see if it subdued them.
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March 26, 2013 Music has never been more portable. But unless you have a magic cone that hovers over you and plays music everywhere you go, you have to be tethered to headphones. The search for ones with the perfect sound and feel is never-ending, and seemingly futile.
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