First Listen archive
Listen First Listen: Pixies, 'Indie Cindy'
Listen First Listen: Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, 'Landmarks'
April 20, 2014 – Jazz star, singer-songwriter, Bob Dylan drummer, preacher's son: he distills it all into his band.
Listen First Listen: Brody Dalle, 'Diploid Love'
Listen First Listen: The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, 'Midnight Sun'
April 20, 2014 – Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl follow their acoustic debut with a fabulously fuzzy rock album.
Listen First Listen: Rodrigo y Gabriela, '9 Dead Alive'
Listen First Listen: Wye Oak, 'Shriek'
Listen First Listen: Nels Cline Singers, 'Macroscope'
Listen First Listen: Jeremiah Jae, 'Good Times'
Read First Listen: 'Farewell Transmission: The Music Of Jason Molina'
April 13, 2014 – The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.
Read First Listen: Death, 'Death III'
April 13, 2014 – Death III helps paint a picture of a vital band that deserves its new-found place in rock history.
Read First Listen: Kelis, 'Food'
April 13, 2014 – A new album by R&B's resident provocateur is proof she can't be molded to fit inside one genre.
Read First Listen: 'The Space Project'
April 11, 2014 – On a new compilation, an all-star cast makes songs out of sounds recorded from space.
Read First Listen: Jesse Boykins III, 'Love Apparatus'
April 6, 2014 – The Soulquarian-influenced singer weaves earthy vocals and new-age production into a dreamy future.
Read First Listen: The Both, 'The Both'
April 6, 2014 – Aimee Mann and Ted Leo find ways to share the spotlight on their charming debut as a duo.
Read First Listen: The Afghan Whigs, 'Do To The Beast'
April 6, 2014 – The band's first album in 16 years chronicles Greg Dulli's tug-of-war with evil, as he imagines it.