The Rhode Island band The Low Anthem recorded its latest album, Smart Flesh, in an abandoned pasta sauce factory. Flesh is full of haunting, brooding Americana played on various vintage instruments. Hear the quartet play songs from their most recent album in a studio session with WFUV.
After meeting at an art residency in Greece, Los Angeles' Grouplove pooled their resources to record the sessions from their trip. Now with a debut EP and a soaring live show, Grouplove hit the KEXP stage at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop in Austin.
You had to get up pretty early in the morning to catch Van Etten play this solo acoustic set on the first day at SXSW. Luckily, KUT in Austin was there to record. Hear one of 2010's breakout artists perform four stripped-down songs from her album, Epic.
With British rock group Gomez taking a few years in between albums, its lead singer decided the time was right to unleash his own songs on the world. The distinctive vocalist chats with WFUV's Rita Houston and performs live in the studio.
The decorated Minneapolis roots-rock band returns with a new album and tour this summer. The Jayhawks recently got back into the swing of things with a performance on KEXP's The Morning Show with John Richards.
Nature may contain the best answer to every problem, but it was innovator Buckminster Fuller who created a portmanteau to explain it: DYnamic MAXimum tensION. A jazz quartet sets Fuller's principles, and a photographer's images, to sound.
If you were to do a Google search for the band Mountain Man, you'd probably find yourself wading through search returns before finding the Vermont trio. But it's hard to miss the group's unexpected, almost supernaturally tight harmonies in this session from WFUV.
Once the youngest jazz student at Berklee, the pianist switched back to his classical roots, eventually winning the 2010 Gilmore Artist Award, which came with $300,000, a new piece of music and a whole lot of publicity.
In the past 10 years, Miller and his band The Old 97's have performed in the KEXP studios eight times. On this particular visit, Miller gave an especially passionate solo performance of his band's songs. Hear a rollicking studio session, featuring songs from The Grand Theatre, Volume One.
Sam Beam, who performs as Iron and Wine, spent much of 2010 trying to escape his musical comfort zone, and the result is his full-blooded new album Kiss Each Other Clean. In this studio session from KUT, Beam performs stripped-down songs from Clean, as well as the older "Woman King."
The Vijay Iyer Trio's latest album, Historicity, topped countless year-end Top 10 lists and was nominated for a 2011 Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. In this studio session with Jazz24, the trio performs a Michael Jackson arrangement and an as-yet-unrecorded piece.