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Lost In The Trees.

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April 15, 2014 – The North Carolina band has a new album that's stripped down — but still a big step forward. WXPN


A fan holds up a giant mask of Este Haim from the rock band HAIM at Coachella.

Read Coachella 2014 In Photos

April 15, 2014 – 115 shots — from HAIM to Pharrell — of the festival that kicks off the summer concert season.


Listen World Cafe Next: SACCO WXPN

April 14, 2014 – Download two songs from the San Diego psych-rock band in this week's World Cafe: Next podcast. WXPN


Courtney Barnett performs a Tiny Desk Concert in February 2014.

Watch Courtney Barnett: Tiny Desk Concert

April 14, 2014 – Barnett tells stories like your best friend, provided your best friend is a funny Australian poet.


Singer José James

Read Song Premiere: José James, 'EveryLittleThing'

April 14, 2014 – The new album by singer José James features a surprising and electrifying new sound.

Neil Finn performs live in the KEXP studios.

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April 14, 2014 – The Crowded House and Split Enz veteran performs "Driving Me Mad," from his new album Dizzy Heights. KEXP

Farewell Transmission: The Music of Jason Molina comes out April 22.

Listen First Listen: 'Farewell Transmission: The Music Of Jason Molina'

April 13, 2014 – The singer-songwriter, who died last year, has already inspired two double-length tribute albums.


Death will release the archival collection Death III on April 22.

Listen First Listen: Death, 'Death III'

April 13, 2014 – Death III helps paint a picture of a vital band that deserves its new-found place in rock history.


Sylvan Esso on Bandwidth.

Watch Sylvan Esso, 'Coffee' (Live) bandwidth

April 13, 2014 – Watch Mountain Man's Amelia Meath and Megafaun's Nick Sanborn perform "Coffee" for WAMU's Bandwidth. bandwidth

Ted Leo and Aimee Mann join forces on a new album named for their collaborative songwriting project, The Both.

Read Ted Leo And Aimee Mann On Ego, Humor And The Uncanny Valley

April 12, 2014 – The pair say a shared obsession with a too-real statue sparked their collaboration as The Both.


The Preatures perform a Friday afternoon set at Coachella 2014.

Read Watch Coachella 2014 Streaming Live

April 11, 2014 – Jason Bentley, host of KCRW's Metropolis, hosts the live webcast of the Coachella Festival.

Courtney Barnett.

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April 11, 2014 – The Australian singer-songwriter performs songs from her album The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas. WXPN


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Watch NPR Music Nominated For Three Webby Awards

April 11, 2014 – A couple of videos we're particularly proud of are up for Webbys this year.

Liberace flies over the stage in the grand finale of a Las Vegas performance in 1974.

Watch Playlist: The Last Song You'll Ever Hear?

April 11, 2014 – Given the choice, what's the last song you'd like to hear before shuffling off this mortal coil?

The Space Project comes out on Record Store Day, which takes place April 19.

Listen First Listen: 'The Space Project'

April 11, 2014 – On a new compilation, an all-star cast makes songs out of sounds recorded from space.


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