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Grouper's new album, Ruins, comes out Oct. 31.

Listen First Listen: Grouper, 'Ruins'

Recorded with Liz Harris' voice, a piano and not much else, Ruins achieves striking intimacy.


The members of Wild Beasts perform for a Field Recordings video shoot at The Campbell Apartment in New York City's Grand Central Station.

Watch Wild Beasts: A 'Beautiful Truth' In A Beautiful Bar

October 23, 2014 – We asked the romantic London band to perform in a century-old room in Grand Central Station.

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Read 'Season Of The Witch' Shines A (Black)Light On The Occult In Rock

October 23, 2014 – Rock rebellion is mainstream today, but Peter Bebergal's new book summons a more shadowed past.

A still from "Brando."

Watch Scott Walker + Sunn O))), 'Brando'

October 23, 2014 – Gisèle Vienne's short film for "Brando" is bewildering and fraught with terror that's unspoken.


Read Viking's Choice: Chumped, 'Name That Thing'

October 22, 2014 – This catchy pop-punk song has a wistful quality befitting a desire to cling desperately to youth.


Black Clouds.

Read Viking's Choice: Black Clouds, 'And Then I Dove'

October 21, 2014 – The D.C. instrumental rock band's hefty track sends vibrations through the chest.


Read Viking's Choice: Wildhoney, 'Fall In'

October 21, 2014 – The Baltimore shoegaze band bends space with a seismic guitar before unleashing a cooing pop song.


Jukebox The Ghost.

Listen Jukebox The Ghost On World Cafe WXPN

October 21, 2014 – The D.C. band plays briskly catchy, piano-based pop songs from its self-titled fourth record. WXPN


Son Little's new song "The River" is a favorite on WFUV.

Read Download: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

October 21, 2014 – Download new music from Son Little, Ty Segall, Rome Fortune, Kaytranada, Allo Darlin' and more.


Anthony D'Amato and Katy Pinke perform a Tiny Desk Concert September 30, 2014.

Watch Anthony D'Amato: Tiny Desk Concert

October 20, 2014 – D'Amato's music can feel Motown-y, garage-y and Springsteen-y, but he sounds sparer here.


The Budos Band.

Listen The Budos Band On World Cafe WXPN

October 20, 2014 – The nine-member band showcases a mix of funk and Afrobeat on its new album, Burnt Offering. WXPN


A still from Broken Water's "Love And Poverty" video.

Watch First Watch: Broken Water, 'Love And Poverty'

October 20, 2014 – The everyday becomes tranquil in the dreamy Olympia noise-pop band's new video.


Watch alt-J, 'Bloodflood Pt. II' (Live) KEXP

October 20, 2014 – The eclectic English rock band performs "Bloodflood Pt. II" from its new album, This Is All Yours. KEXP

Janet Weiss (left), Carrie Brownstein (center) and Corin Tucker of Sleater-Kinney. The trio's first album since 2005 will be out on Jan. 20.

Watch Sleater-Kinney Reunites, Announces New Album

October 20, 2014 – Hear "Bury Our Friends," a song from the trio's new album, No Cities to Love, due out Jan. 20.

Restorations' new album, LP3, comes out Oct. 28.

Listen First Listen: Restorations, 'LP3'

October 19, 2014 – A rattling, unpinnable, punk-rooted record, LP3 doesn't know when to stop baring its soul.


Lily & Madeleine's new album, Fumes, comes out Oct. 28.

Listen First Listen: Lily & Madeleine, 'Fumes'

October 19, 2014 – For all their inviting pop sensibilities, these are inward-looking songs; secrets between siblings.


Daniel Lanois' new album, Flesh And Machine, comes out Oct. 28.

Listen First Listen: Daniel Lanois, 'Flesh And Machine'

October 19, 2014 – After four decades of making records, Lanois has decided to chase sounds that have never been.


The Flaming Lips' new album, With A Little Help From My Fwends, comes out Oct. 28.

Listen First Listen: The Flaming Lips, 'With A Little Help From My Fwends'

October 19, 2014 – On its tribute to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, the group heads down curious side roads.


Yusuf's (formerly known as Cat Stevens) new album, Tell 'Em I'm Gone, comes out Oct. 27.

Listen First Listen: Yusuf/Cat Stevens, 'Tell 'Em I'm Gone'

October 19, 2014 – The singer tackles weighty questions by looking backward, using the blues to unlock buried memories.


Medicine's new album, Home Everywhere, comes out Oct. 28.

Listen First Listen: Medicine, 'Home Everywhere'

October 19, 2014 – The band never quite caught on in the '90s, but its renaissance continues to produce new wrinkles.


Future Hall Of Famers?: Green Day's Tre Cool (left), Billie Joe Armstrong (center) and Mike Dirnt) in New York City in 1994.

Read The Right Way To Complain About The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

October 19, 2014 – It's time to separate the legitimate gripes about the induction process from narrow-minded grousing.

Primus' new album is titled Primus & The Chocolate Factory.

Watch Primus: Music Makers, Dreamer Of Dreams

October 18, 2014 – "I hope I don't piss off Gene Wilder," Les Claypool says of Primus & The Chocolate Factory.


Tiny Desk Concert with Ásgeir on October 6, 2014.

Watch Ásgeir: Tiny Desk Concert

October 18, 2014 – The Icelandic singer's voice is angelic and yearning, his songs simple and universal.


Shakey Graves' new album is titled And The War Came.

Watch A Suitcase Musician Comes Home: Shakey Graves On 'And The War Came'

October 18, 2014 – The former one-man band expands his sound on his new album, which marks a return to Austin.


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