Read Carl Newman And Neko Case On What Makes a Pop Song Work
The two musicians discuss making their new album with The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers.
Listen First Listen: Electric Wizard, 'Time To Die'
Listen First Listen: Kat Edmonson, 'The Big Picture'
Read Saying No To 'Songstress' And Other Forbidden Words
September 20, 2014 – A certain someone hates the word "songstress." What else should be abolished from music writing?
Watch Paolo Nutini: A Vulnerable Voice, Singing From Another Era
September 20, 2014 – Soul singer Paolo Nutini speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about finding strength in fragility.
Watch The Hold Steady On World Cafe WXPN
Read Puzzler: Name That Drum Fill
Read Breaking A Song Apart, Note By Note
Watch YAWN, 'Flytrap'
Read As A Lyricist And Novelist, The Mountain Goats' Lead Man Writes About Pain
September 17, 2014 – "Your intelligence doesn't override your desire to destroy yourself," Darnielle tells Fresh Air.
Read Viking's Choice: Beach Slang, 'Dirty Cigarettes'
Listen New Mix: Radiohead's Philip Selway, Daniel Lanois, Bedhead, More
September 16, 2014 – This week's All Songs features brand new Daniel Lanois, solo Philip Selway and unreleased Bedhead.
Read Gotta Know Mexico: A Mexican Music Puzzler
Read Nick Cave: 'The Creative Process Is An Altered State In Itself'
September 16, 2014 – 20,000 Days on Earth attempts to debunk the creative process for what it actually is: "hard labor."
Listen World Cafe Next: Motel Beds WXPN
Watch Luluc: Tiny Desk Concert
Listen The Autumn Defense On Mountain Stage
Watch Diarrhea Planet, 'Lite Dream' (Live) KEXP
Listen First Listen: Perfume Genius, 'Too Bright'
Listen First Listen: Tweedy, 'Sukierae'
Listen First Listen: King Tuff, 'Black Moon Spell'
Listen First Listen: Sondre Lerche, 'Please'
Listen First Listen: GOAT, 'Commune'
Read Sprinting Toward Epiphany: Talking With A Songwriter Turned Novelist
September 14, 2014 – "It's sort of like comparing making a fire and building a house," says John Darnielle.