Read First Listen: The Julie Ruin, 'Run Fast'
Read First Listen: Okkervil River, 'The Silver Gymnasium'
August 25, 2013 – The nostalgia-fueled album floats warmly in the soft spots that separate childhood from adolescence.
Watch Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos On The Importance Of Structure
August 24, 2013 – "Too much jamming kills the band," the leader of the Glasgow quartet says of his new album.
Read Smith Westerns On World Cafe WXPN
Watch The National, 'I Should Live In Salt' (Live) KCRW
Read Hear How A Song Takes Shape
Read New Music: Nine Inch Nails, Earl Sweatshirt, Juana Molina, More
August 19, 2013 – The latest single from Nine Inch Nails is a surprising, pop-flavored electro-rock cut.
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.
Read Camera Obscura On World Cafe WXPN
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.