May 24, 2011 NPR Music is going to this big, beautiful music festival in Washington state this Memorial Day weekend, to live webcast concerts all day into the night by bands such as Wilco, Death Cab For Cutie, The Antlers, Bright Eyes and many, many more.
May 21, 2011 See video of a full performance by the remarkable young singer-guitarist, recorded live in Paris.
May 17, 2011 Miho Hatori and Yuka Honda, the duo behind the quirky hip-hop/pop group Cibo Matto, announced today that they're getting back together for a new album and tour.
May 10, 2011 All Songs Considered's Robin Hilton shares a list of his five favorite concerts. What are yours?
Austra's full-length debut, Feel It Break, comes out May 17.
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May 8, 2011 Austra is a Toronto-based trio that makes throbbing, beat-heavy synth-pop that's both unsettling and alluring. Hear the group's dark but danceable new album in its entirety, a week before its official release.
May 3, 2011 Sometimes you break up with your favorite bands. Sometimes you just grow apart. And sometimes it's a lot more complicated than that. Tell us about your one-night-stand bands, rebound bands, the bands that broke up with you and the ones with whom you ultimately reconciled.
David Bazan (right), with bassist Andy Fitts (middle) and drummer Alex Westcoat (left).
April 28, 2011 David Bazan, the brooding, gifted poet behind the now defunct indie-pop group Pedro The Lion, will release his second solo album next month, called Strange Negotiations. Hear a sneak preview.
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April 26, 2011 Lost in the Trees and singer-songwriter Sean Rowe are currently on tour together. See the group rehearse a gorgeous version of Leonard Cohen's "So Long, Marianne."
Burst Apart, The Antlers' follow-up to 2009's Hospice, comes out May 10.
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April 24, 2011 What do you do when your first major release is a career-defining album? The Brooklyn trio answers that question with Burst Apart, its follow-up to 2009's Hospice. Hear the new album in its entirety here until its release on May 10.
April 23, 2011 The synth-pop deconstructionist will release his third and potentially breakout album this summer called We Must Become The Pitiless Censors Of Ourselves. Get an early peek with the video for the first single, "Believer."
Bon Iver's Justin Vernon
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April 20, 2011 The Jagjaguwar label today announced its plans to release a long-awaited followup to Bon Iver's incredible 2008 album For Emma, Forever Ago. The new record, due out June 21, is called simply Bon Iver.
The Austin-based duo Zorch, as surf and turf.
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April 20, 2011 The question on everyone's mind: Is All Songs Considered producer Robin Hilton really a lizard disguised as a human? And is he part of a magnificent reptilian race that's secretly controlling our lives? The band Zorch ponders this and more on its new song, "Lesbian Seagulls."
April 19, 2011 Warp Records is announcing the imminent release of a new album from legendary producer and artist Brian Eno. The record, Drums Between the Bells, will be released as a hardback book with two CDs on July 5. It'll also be available on CDs only, on vinyl and as a digital download.
April 18, 2011 See why Vanderslice calls the recording sessions for his latest album, White Wilderness, "total anarchy." The entire record was captured live in two days, with help from a collective of classically trained musicians called the Magik*Magik Orchestra.
Ryan Lott writes and records under the name Son Lux.
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April 11, 2011 Sometimes art comes from divine inspiration and sometimes it's just showing up and doing the work. The electronic musician known as Son Lux got to consider as much when he agreed to our challenge to write and record an entire album, from start to finish, this past February.
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