August 30, 2011 After staying out of the public eye for much of the past decade, the Athens, Ga., band Olivia Tremor Control is back with new music and a tour. Read an interview and hear the group's first new song since 1999.
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August 26, 2011 Watch Norah Jones and Tony Bennett perform in the studio together for Bennett's latest record, Duets II. Jones is just one of an eclectic assortment of guests featured on the record. Others include Lady Gaga, Amy Winehouse, Carrie Underwood and Queen Latifah.
August 26, 2011 A new website for Neutral Milk Hotel has two previously unreleased songs streaming now. It's also announcing the imminent release of a vinyl-only (plus downloadable files) box set with 15 previously unreleased tracks.
August 25, 2011 The Irish songwriter has one of the most arresting voices of any young singer you're likely to hear this year. See McMorrow give an intimate acoustic performance at the NPR Music offices.
August 23, 2011 Hear a new song by the San Francisco rock duo Girls, from the band's upcoming album Father, Son, Holy Ghost, due out Sept. 13.
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August 14, 2011 A new tribute to the music of the Muppets features contributions from Andrew Bird, My Morning Jacket, Weezer and more. Hear the entire album a week before its official release.
August 10, 2011 After thoroughly depressing everyone with our show on songs that make you cry, it felt like the logical next step to do an episode on the exact opposite.
Kiss drummer Eric Singer at a 2006 concert.
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August 2, 2011 We've got six drum fills and intros to hear. Can you tell us what songs and albums they're from?
LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy, as a Lego.
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July 27, 2011 OK Go continues to impress with its video for "All Is Not Lost." Meanwhile, LCD Soundsystem's video for "All My Friends" is re-created entirely in Legos.
Joe Henry's latest album, due out Oct. 11, is Reverie.
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July 26, 2011 Joe Henry's latest album, Reverie, won't be out for several more months, but the singer is offering a sneak preview with this gorgeous new cut, "Odetta."
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The New York City band Hooray for Earth.
July 21, 2011 The New York City band Hooray for Earth takes a haunting turn in its new video for "Sails." A woman appears to chase after herself, while stopping to dig up and then rebury a small box that holds a mystery.
July 19, 2011 Hear more songs that make All Songs Considered listeners cry — as well as the stories behind them.
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July 19, 2011 The Newport Folk and Jazz festivals are rapidly approaching, and NPR Music will at both again this year, broadcasting and webcasting full concerts throughout each event. The folk festival will be July 30 and 31, while the jazz festival takes place August 5, 6 and 7.
July 18, 2011 Hear the band cover "On a Plain" on Newermind, Spin magazine's track-by-track tribute to Nevermind.
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July 11, 2011 The members of Radiohead recently performed their entire King Of Limbs album live in studio for the BBC, and you can watch the whole thing online. The intimate performance includes two new tracks, "The Daily Mail" and "Staircase."
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