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

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

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.

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

Read First Listen Live: Alt-J, 'This Is All Yours' WFUV

August 27, 2014 – Join NPR Music for a live video webcast with the inventive British band on Sept. 2 at 9 p.m. ET. WFUV

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.


The Gotobeds' new album, Poor People Are Revolting, comes out Sept. 2.

Listen First Listen: The Gotobeds, 'Poor People Are Revolting'

August 24, 2014 – This rowdy, ramshackle party house of a band is built on the bedrock of post-punk and indie rock.


Jessica Hernandez's debut album with her band The Deltas is called Secret Evil.

Watch Jessica Hernandez: Singing To The Rafters, No Matter The Style

August 23, 2014 – On the Detroit artist's genre-hopping debut, one thing is consistent: a powerful, undeniable voice.


Clap Your Hands Say Yeah performs live for Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Watch Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, 'Coming Down' (Live) KCRW

August 22, 2014 – One of the first big blog-rock bands visits KCRW to perform "Coming Down" from its album Only Run. KCRW

No Age performing at FYF Fest at the Los Angeles State Historic Park in August 2013.

Watch A Rational Conversation: Do We Really Need A Rock Festival?

August 21, 2014 – Is making a festival rock-centric a smart move if you want to draw concertgoers?

The Districts.

Listen The Districts On World Cafe WXPN

August 20, 2014 – The band performs a set of alternately (and simultaneously) fun and menacing rock 'n' roll. WXPN


Chris Forsyth & the Solar Motel Band.

Read Viking's Choice: Chris Forsyth & The Solar Motel Band, 'I Ain't Waiting'

August 20, 2014 – The guitar virtuoso seeks the endless jam at the intersection of Television and The Grateful Dead.

Christian Gregory.

Listen Christian Gregory On World Cafe WXPN

August 19, 2014 – Christian Gregory is a British singer who immersed himself in the grooves of vintage soul and R&B. WXPN


Foxygen perform live at KEXP in Seattle.

Watch Foxygen, 'How Can You Really' (Live) KEXP

August 18, 2014 – Watch Sam France and his bandmates perform their new single, "How Can You Really," live at KEXP. KEXP

The Generationals fourth album 'Alix'

Read Song Premiere: Generationals, 'Black Lemon'

August 18, 2014 – As end of summer nears, here's one more bouncy summer tune to carry you into the fall.

Merchandise's new album, After The End, comes out Aug. 26.

Read First Listen: Merchandise, 'After The End'

August 17, 2014 – The Tampa band's dark, well-crafted songs would have fit in during the heyday of MTV's 120 Minutes.

Ty Segall's new album, Manipulator, comes out Aug. 26.

Read First Listen: Ty Segall, 'Manipulator'

August 17, 2014 – It's a shame that the rock record of the summer had to surface at the end of the season.

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