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Sinkane's new album, Mean Love, is out now.

Read Sinkane Makes Music For An Open World

"The music that I make can be related to anybody," Sinkane's Ahmed Gallab tells Audie Cornish.


Still from Restorations' "Separate Songs."

Watch First Watch: Restorations, 'Separate Songs'

Hear the first single from LP3, a lush, bottom-heavy rock album with a bleeding heart way out front.

Alt-J will perform its new album, This Is All Yours, live on Sept. 2.

Watch Live Live Now: Watch Alt-J Perform 'This Is All Yours' WFUV

Join NPR Music tonight for a live video webcast with the inventive British rock band. WFUV

Hozier, performing his new song "Jackie and Wilson"

Watch First Watch: Hozier, 'Jackie And Wilson'

The title is a nod to the great R&B singer. Hozier has the voice to make it work.

Robert Plant's new album, lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar, comes out Sept. 9.

Listen First Listen: Robert Plant, 'Lullaby And... The Ceaseless Roar'

September 1, 2014 – Plant's 10th solo album lovingly creates new constructs from floating shards of the musical past.


The Cure's Robert Smith.

Listen Vintage Cafe: The Cure WXPN

September 1, 2014 – Listen to a 2008 interview with The Cure's Robert Smith and hear classic Cure songs in concert. WXPN


Ryan Adams' self-titled 14th album comes out Sept. 9.

Listen First Listen: Ryan Adams, 'Ryan Adams'

August 31, 2014 – This is the sound of a genius who's recently relearned what it's like to walk on steady footing.


Tricky's new album, Adrian Thaws, comes out Sept. 9.

Listen First Listen: Tricky, 'Adrian Thaws'

August 31, 2014 – The Massive Attack star still has a brooding, searching spirit and a cinematic sense of atmosphere.


Sean Rowe's new album, Madman, comes out Sept. 9.

Listen First Listen: Sean Rowe, 'Madman'

August 31, 2014 – Rowe's voice is inescapably melancholy, tremendously sexy and often slightly menacing.


Death Blues' new album, Ensemble, comes out Sept. 9.

Listen First Listen: Death Blues, 'Ensemble'

August 31, 2014 – Jon Mueller is thinking about death. It sounds like a hammer hitting an acoustic guitar.


Ty Segall's latest album is Manipulator.

Read Ty Segall Rocks Out — Acoustic-Style, And With More Polish

August 31, 2014 – The garage rocker performs stripped-down versions of songs from his new album, Manipulator.


Anthony D'Amato's latest album is The Shipwreck from the Shore.

Read Anthony D'Amato: A Songsmith Schooled By A Master Poet

August 30, 2014 – As a student, D'Amato was mentored in his songwriting by Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon.


Ages and Ages performs with The Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir backstage at Newport Folk Festival.

Watch Ages And Ages, Singing An Anthem For (And With) Everyone

August 28, 2014 – Performed here with the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir, "Divisionary" has a message for everyone.

Liam Bailey.

Read Download 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

August 28, 2014 – Download new music from Merchandise, Reigning Sound, The Barr Brothers, Field Report and more.


Thom Green, Joe Newman and Gus Unger-Hamilton of alt-J

Read Alt-J Will Debut New Album Live In New York

August 27, 2014 – NPR Music and WFUV present alt-J live, performing new songs from This Is All Yours on Sept. 2.

Interpol performed songs from their new album, El Pintor, live in Los Angeles for a small group of KCRW fans.

Watch KCRW Presents: Interpol, Live In Concert KCRW

August 26, 2014 – The band performed selections from its upcoming album, El Pintor, for the first time in public. KCRW

Maps, 'You Will Find A Way'

Watch Maps, 'You Will Find A Way'

August 26, 2014 – A cardboard robot looks for love in the school of hard knocks for a new short film from Maps.

Clockwise from upper left: Weezer, Sufjan Stevens, Lia Ices, Lucinda Williams, Shabazz Palaces

Listen New Mix: Weezer, Lucinda Williams, Sufjan Stevens, More

August 26, 2014 – On this week's show, premieres from Lucinda Williams, Buke and Gase, Lia Ices and much more.


The New Pornographers will play songs from Brill Bruisers inside New York's famed Brill Building on Thursday, Sept. 4.

Watch Come See The New Pornographers Play 'Brill Bruisers' In The Brill Building

August 26, 2014 – We're turning New York's historic Brill Building into a live venue for this one-time event.

Interpol's new album, El Pintor, comes out on Sept. 9.

Listen First Listen: Interpol, 'El Pintor'

August 26, 2014 – The New York post-punk band maintains its influences, but sounds more distinct from them than ever.


Danger Mouse of Broken Bells performs live at KEXP.

Watch Broken Bells, 'Holding On For Life' (Live) KEXP

August 25, 2014 – Danger Mouse and James Mercer bring their touring band to KEXP to perform "Holding On For Life." KEXP

Zammuto's new album, Anchor, comes out Sept. 2.

Listen First Listen: Zammuto, 'Anchor'

August 24, 2014 – Formerly half of The Books, Nick Zammuto takes a crafty, hands-on, spirit-forged approach to sound.


Sinkane's new album, Mean Love, comes out Sept. 2.

Listen First Listen: Sinkane, 'Mean Love'

August 24, 2014 – Over memorable hooks and inventive grooves, Ahmed Gallab sings in an earnest, persuasive voice.


Blonde Redhead's new album, Barragán, comes out Sept. 2.

Listen First Listen: Blonde Redhead, 'Barragán'

August 24, 2014 – Plenty of bands are weirder than Blonde Redhead, but just try to find one that's subtler about it.


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