Superchunk's new album is titled I Hate Music. Jason Arthurs/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Jason Arthurs/Courtesy of the artist

On Its New Album, Superchunk Makes The Downtrodden Sound Upbeat

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/219311112/219316841" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Trent Reznor. Baldur Bragason/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Baldur Bragason/Courtesy of the artist

Trent Reznor: 'I'm Not The Same Person I Was 20 Years Ago'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/218961237/219013933" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Youth Lagoon performs live at NPR Music's SXSW showcase in March 2013. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

toggle caption Adam Kissick for NPR

Youth Lagoon On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/218541667/218541841" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

John Fogerty teams up with Brad Paisley, whom he calls one of the greatest guitarists alive, in "Hot Rod Heart" on his new album, Wrote a Song for Everyone. Benjamin Enos/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Benjamin Enos/Courtesy of the artist

Everybody Loves John Fogerty

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/217281876/218995978" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Clockwise from upper left: Paul McCartney, King Khan & The Shrines, Moby, Tim Hecker. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artists

New Music: Paul McCartney, Moby, Tim Hecker And More

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/218198698/218266185" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Neko Case's new album is called The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You. Emily Shur/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Emily Shur/Courtesy of the artist

Neko Case: 'I Couldn't Really Listen To Music'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/217189246/218455479" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Caroline Rose. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist

Hear Two Songs By Caroline Rose

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/218529009/218164264" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Potty Mouth's new album, Hell Bent, comes out Sept. 17. S.C. Atkinson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption S.C. Atkinson/Courtesy of the artist

The Gap

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/216461958/216459943" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Kathleen Hanna (center) is the frontwoman of The Julie Ruin. The band's debut album is titled Run Fast. /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption /Courtesy of the artist

Kathleen Hanna On Working Through Illness And Focusing Anger

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/216931307/217981547" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Steve Gunn performs at a Tiny Desk Concert on July 1, 2013. Erica Yoon/Erica Yoon/NPR hide caption

toggle caption Erica Yoon/Erica Yoon/NPR

Steve Gunn: Tiny Desk Concert

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/217262994/217267999" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Bombino. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist

Listen To Bombino On World Cafe

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/204910212/204910540" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Courtesy of the artist

Listen To Neko Case Discuss Her New Album

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/216800848/216884006" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Parquet Courts. Keven Pedersen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Keven Pedersen/Courtesy of the artist

Listen To Three New Songs By Parquet Courts

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/188978580/188851947" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Clockwise from upper left: TV On The Radio, Jackson And His Computerband, Lucius, Luray, Rokia Traore Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artists

New Music: TV On The Radio, Rokia Traore, Lucius, More

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/215800528/215802551" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

The Julie Ruin's new album, Run Fast, comes out Sept. 3. /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption /Courtesy of the artist

Run Fast

Audio for this story is unavailable.

Okkervil River's new album, The Silver Gymnasium, comes out Sept. 3. Ben Sklar/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Ben Sklar/Courtesy of the artist

It Was My Season

Audio for this story is unavailable.

Franz Ferdinand's latest album is titled Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist

Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos On The Importance Of Structure

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/214476665/215220935" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Smith Westerns. Sandy Kim/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Sandy Kim/Courtesy of the artist

Smith Westerns On World Cafe

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/214571958/214418107" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">