September 30, 2013 Summer is officially gone, fall is upon us and both the leaves and temperatures are starting to change. Is the music you listen to also going through a seasonal change?
Elf Power's new album, Sunlight on the Moon, comes out Oct. 1.
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September 22, 2013 Elf Power has long been known for its idiosyncratic psych-pop and rock songs about mythical worlds. But for its latest album, the band takes a surprisingly dark turn into personal, introspective territory. It's Elf Power's best new album in a decade.
A dog plays trombone in a new video for the song "Boomerang," by Los Angeles singer Lucy Schwartz.
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September 20, 2013 If you like dogs that do people things and people who do dog things, then you'll love this new video from Los Angeles singer Lucy Schwartz.
September 16, 2013 If you're headed off to college, there's a good chance you'll find yourself living with someone you otherwise would never have chosen as a roommate.
A man calmly opens a bag of pretzels while another is mauled by a tiger in this scene from The Polyphonic Spree's "Raise Your Head" video.
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September 11, 2013 The band's latest video is an elaborately planned mousetrap that misfires, with hilarious results.
August 29, 2013 Neko Case takes questions from listeners in an intimate interview about her epic new album. "I don't really think of myself specifically as a woman," she tells us. "I'm kind of a critter."
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Click to see an interactive map of Meriden, N.H., with stories from Okkervil River's Will Sheff about his childhood there.
August 28, 2013 The world you inhabit as a teenager has a way of digging its claws into you. Hear All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton talk about the universal themes on Okkervil River's new album.
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August 26, 2013 Can you stand the crush of the crowd for an unobstructed view of your musical heroes? Or do you prefer to linger near the back, where your eardrums and personal space won't be violated?
Posters of the iconic prism cover art from Pink Floyd's psychedelic masterpiece The Dark Side Of The Moon still adorn countless college dorm walls, 40 years after its release.
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August 26, 2013 To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legendary album, renowned playwright Tom Stoppard has written an existential morality tale based on and inspired by themes found on the record. The hour-long play is a deeply philosophical, abstract interpretation of the music, performed like a radio drama.
The insanely prolific, mega-awesome rock guitarist and singer Ty Segall.
August 17, 2013 Prolific garage rocker Ty Segall speaks candidly about the family tragedy — and anger — that led to his new, nearly all acoustic record, Sleeper.
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Apple's Garage Band for the iPad and iPhone includes virtual instruments, such as piano and drums, you can play like the real thing.
August 12, 2013 Of course you can make music using a smartphone or tablet. But which apps give you the best results? Which ones are easiest to learn? Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton offer a few suggestions.
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August 12, 2013 Ra Ra Riot's latest video imagines a futuristic world where human brains and computers merge.
Ty Segall's new album, Sleeper, comes out August 20.
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August 11, 2013 In the wake of his father's death, the prolific garage-rock revivalist returns with a heartfelt album. Titled Sleeper, it's deeper, darker and more emotional than anything the singer and guitarist has released so far.
Musician Jim Guthrie performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Friday, May 31, 2013.
August 10, 2013 Guthrie and his band drove 18 hours round-trip from Ontario just to perform three songs behind the desk of NPR Music's Bob Boilen. Watch them perform some of the wistful and infectious highlights from Guthrie's new album, Takes Time.
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Keaton Henson performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Friday, May 24, 2013 at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C.
August 3, 2013 Henson's voice is so fragile and hushed, if you were 10 feet away from him you'd barely hear a peep. But what the London singer's music lacks in volume, it more than makes up for in feeling. Watch Henson perform three songs from his new album, Birthdays.
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