Listen Dr. Dog On World Cafe WXPN
Read The Mix: 100 Essential Noise Pop Songs KQED
Listen The Smashing Pumpkins: Making Peace With The Immediate Past
June 24, 2012 – Billy Corgan says he's outgrown the need to make each album a total departure from the previous one.
Listen A Summer With Fun.
Read Locrian And Mamiffer: Affirmation Through Controlled Chaos
June 22, 2012 – Composer Jon Mueller asks the heavy electro-acoustic collaborators, "Why music?"
Watch First Watch: Family Band, 'Night Song'
Read Results: Listener Picks For The Year's Best Albums (So Far)
June 20, 2012 – See how listeners voted in our mid-year poll for the year's best albums (so far).
Watch Metric In A Non-Synthetic Situation KEXP
Watch First Watch: JBM, 'On Fire On A Tightrope'
Read A Perpetual Debate: Owning Music In The Digital Age
June 19, 2012 – An NPR Music intern enters the discussion about the ethics of taking music without paying for it.
Listen Hear 'Follow,' A Warmly Chiming Mood-Setter From Diiv
June 19, 2012 – The poppy guitar band's new album, Oshin, feels like a soothing bath at the end of a long day.
Listen Guest DJ Patti Smith
Listen Nils Lofgren On World Cafe WXPN
Watch Absent For Years, Cat Power Takes A Long Road To 'Ruin'
June 18, 2012 – Chan Marshall's new song has a breezy feel, consistent with her prolific use of the word "bitchin'."
Read Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
June 18, 2012 – Download new music from Metric, Lianne La Havas, John Fullbright, Brownout and alt-J.