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Youth Lagoon's new album, Wondrous Bughouse, comes out March 5.

Read First Listen: Youth Lagoon, 'Wondrous Bughouse'

February 24, 2013 – The one-man band has made one of the most arresting headphone records you'll hear this year.

Waxahatchee's new album, Cerulean Salt, comes out March 5.

Read First Listen: Waxahatchee, 'Cerulean Salt'

February 24, 2013 – Led by songwriter Katie Crutchfield, Waxahatchee addresses teenage flux with seasoned songcraft.

Johnny Marr's new solo album is called The Messenger.

Watch Johnny Marr On Quitting School, Moving To Portland And Wearing Capes

February 22, 2013 – The new solo album by the Smiths guitarist and consummate sideman is called The Messenger.


Inter Arma.

Read Prepare Thy 'Sky Burial': The Lumbering Heft Of Inter Arma

February 22, 2013 – Built on a lumbering riff, Inter Arma subdivides "The Survival Fires" with rolling blast-beats.


Camper Van Beethoven.

Read Camper Van Beethoven On World Cafe WXPN

February 21, 2013 – The band's new album, La Costa Perdida, explores its California roots and midlife nostalgia. WXPN


Cat Martino

Watch A Dance Video Inspired By An Encounter With An Oddball

February 21, 2013 – Cat Martino wrote her song "Yr Not Alone" after meeting a creepy admirer dressed as Charlie Chaplin.

Erin McKeown.

Read Erin McKeown On World Cafe WXPN

February 20, 2013 – McKeown's new Manifestra is a self-released, fan-funded album of personal and political folk-rock. WXPN


Clockwise from upper left: Bombino, Waxahatchee, Brainstorm, KEN Mode

Read New Music, Brought To You By The Letter 'B'

February 19, 2013 – This week All Songs Considered features new cuts from Brass Bed, Bombino and more.


Ruban Nielson of Unknown Mortal Orchestra performs for opbmusic.

Watch Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Solo And Acoustic opbmusic

February 19, 2013 – Watch Ruban Nielson perform "Swim and Sleep (Like a Shark)" solo on an acoustic guitar for opbmusic. opbmusic


Read Foxygen On World Cafe WXPN

February 18, 2013 – Hear the psychedelic pop duo play songs from its second album. WXPN


Night Beds' members perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Feb. 6, 2013.

Watch Night Beds: Tiny Desk Concert

February 18, 2013 – Winston Yellen's arresting voice propels a lighthearted but deeply affecting set at the NPR office.



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February 18, 2013 – Hear two new tracks from neo-soul group Pickwick's upcoming album, Can't Talk Medicine. WXPN


Shout Out Louds' new album, Optica, comes out Feb. 26.

Read First Listen: Shout Out Louds, 'Optica'

February 17, 2013 – Optica plays like a great '80s mixtape, albeit with modern production and a good deal of subtlety.

Deathfix's self-titled debut album comes out on Feb. 26.

Read First Listen: Deathfix, 'Deathfix'

February 17, 2013 – D.C. musicians Brendan Canty and Rich Morel make great pop full of unexpected turns on their debut.

John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, pictured above in January 1970, are the subjects of Jonathan Cott's new book Days That I'll Remember. Cott met Lennon in 1968 and was friends with the couple.

Read Days With John And Yoko: A Writer Remembers

February 17, 2013 – Jonathan Cott was the last journalist to interview John Lennon before the singer's death.


Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, winner of Album of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards. To date, the band's winning album, Babel, has sold 1,737,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

Read A Brief History Of The Grammy Sales Bump

February 15, 2013 – The Grammy Award for Album of the Year promises a huge increase in sales, but results may vary.


Read New Music By Wormed: In Space, No One Can Hear You Growl

February 15, 2013 – Wormed's "The Nonlocality Trilemma" is engineered to bludgeon you into multidimensional submission.


Dave Gahan of Depeche Mode, performing live in studio for the band's latest single, "Heaven."

Watch Video: Depeche Mode Returns, Finds 'Heaven'

February 14, 2013 – Frontman Dave Gahan says the veteran rock band's new song and video is "why I still make music."

Jim James' solo debut is titled Regions of Light and Sound of God.

Watch Jim James: On A Spiritual Quest In The Digital Age

February 13, 2013 – The My Morning Jacket singer seeks authenticity in a world of artifice on his first solo album.


The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' only SXSW appearance takes place at NPR Music's showcase at Stubb's in Austin, Texas, on March 13.

Read Yeah Yeah Yeahs Added To NPR Music's SXSW Showcase

February 13, 2013 – Watch the band perform songs from its upcoming album, Mosquito, live from Austin, Texas.

Ben Gibbard performs live on KCRW.

Watch KCRW Presents: Benjamin Gibbard KCRW

February 13, 2013 – Watch the Death Cab for Cutie and Postal Service singer perform "Teardrop Windows" live on KCRW. KCRW

Brooklyn songwriter Katie Mullins has a fan in WNYC's John Schaefer.

Read Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

February 13, 2013 – Download new music from from The Milk Carton Kids, Cayucas, Chance the Rapper and more.


Bonnie "Prince" Billy performing onstage at Lincoln Center's Allen Room February 7.

Watch Bonnie 'Prince' Billy Adjusts His Crown

February 13, 2013 – The eccentric and fairly revered folk-rock singer-songwriter is dipping his toes in the mainstream.

Scene from the video for the Maps & Atlases song "Fever."

Watch Mysterious Disease Infects Chicago Band: Love The Cure

February 13, 2013 – A new video from Maps & Atlases imagines a troubled addict in desperate need of a cure.

Jack Tatum performs on WFUV as Wild Nothing.

Watch Wild Nothing: Dream-Pop's Leading Light WFUV

February 12, 2013 – Watch Jack Tatum and his band perform the dreamy title track to his popular Nocturne album. WFUV

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