Watch The Front Bottoms: Tiny Desk Concert
Read First Listen: Franz Ferdinand, 'Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action'
August 19, 2013 – Two years after a rumored breakup, the Glaswegian dance-rock band releases an energized new album.
Read First Listen: Volcano Choir, 'Repave'
Read First Listen: Neko Case, 'The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight...'
August 18, 2013 – Case remains essentially peerless: No one sounds like her, so every revelation feels altogether new.
Listen For Rocker Ty Segall, Hard Times Lead To A Softer Sound
August 17, 2013 – Ty Segall speaks candidly about the family tragedy and strife that led to his new album, Sleeper.
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Read An American Headliner In China: Metallica's Shanghai Debut
August 15, 2013 – Improved venues and a growing fan base are drawing more international acts to China.
Read Violins Swarm In SubRosa's Heavy 'Dead Empire'
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Read New Music: Cults, Avett Brothers, Kishi Bashi, More
August 13, 2013 – Great songs from favorites old (Cults, The Avett Brothers) and new (Weed, Lily & Madeleine).
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Read Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing
August 12, 2013 – Download music from Kendrick Lamar collaborator Terrace Martin, Volcano Choir, Houndmouth and more.
Read First Listen: No Age, 'An Object'