TV On the Radio, Steven Bernstein, Yo La Tengo

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New music from TV On the Radio; The beautifully sad return of Sparklehorse; A debut from Brooklyn's Dirty on Purpose; Inspired jazz trumpeter Steven Bernstein; Still standing and rocking: Jerry Lee Lewis; The longest meow from Bobby Bare Jr.; A dream jam from Jersey's Yo La Tengo.

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TV On the Radio, Steven Bernstein, Yo La Tengo

Return to Cookie Mountain

I Was a Lover

  • Artist: TV On the Radio
  • Album: Return to Cookie Mountain
  • Song: I Was a Lover

TV on the Radio is an avant-garde rock group from Brooklyn known for bold and trippy blends of free jazz, psychedelia and electronica.

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  • "I Was a Lover"
  • Album: Return to Cookie Mountain
  • Artist: TV On the Radio
 
Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain

Knives of Summertime

  • Artist: Sparklehorse
  • Album: Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain
  • Song: Knives of Summertime

Sparklehorse - the musical brainchild of Mark Linkous - returns after a five year hiatus with another collection of melancholy melodies.

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  • "Knives of Summertime"
  • Album: Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain
  • Artist: Sparklehorse
 
Hallelujah Sirens

No Radio

  • Artist: Dirty on Purpose
  • Album: Hallelujah Sirens
  • Song: No Radio

Dirty on Purpose has drawn comparisons as diverse as R.E.M. and Sigur Ros. The New York rock group makes music that's at once aggressive and quiet.

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  • "No Radio"
  • Album: Hallelujah Sirens
  • Artist: Dirty on Purpose
 
MTO Volume 1

Boy in the Boat

  • Artist: Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra
  • Album: MTO, Vol. 1
  • Song: Boy in the Boat

Jazz trumpeter Steven Bernstein is known for surprising shifts in form and style. He was music director for John Lurrie's Lounge Lizards, co-leader of the group Spanish Fly, the arranger for the Kansas City Band and more, including his own Sex Mob project. Bernstein has recorded with a diverse group of artists like Aretha Franklin and rapper Tricky. Here he's with the Millennial Territory Orchestra.

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  • "Boy in the Boat"
  • Album: MTO Volume 1
  • Artist: Steven Bernstein's Millenial Territory Orchestra
  • Label: Sunnyside
 
Last Man Standing

Rock and Roll

  • Artist: Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Album: Last Man Standing
  • Song: Rock and Roll

Now 70 years old, Jerry Lee Lewis is still the bad boy of rock and roll. For his latest recording he pairs with Bruce Springsteen, Kid Rock and, on this featured track, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.

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  • "Rock and Roll"
  • Album: Last Man Standing
  • Artist: Jerry Lee Lewis
 
The Longest Meow

The Heart Bionic

  • Artist: Bobby Bare Jr.
  • Album: The Longest Meow
  • Song: The Heart Bionic

The son of a famous country singer, Bobby Bare Jr. has made his own way in the world of country rock with ambitious, gritty recordings that are part pop, part country and sometimes psychedelic.

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  • "The Heart Bionic"
  • Album: The Longest Meow
  • Artist: Bobby Bare Jr.
 
I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass

Pass the Hatchet I Think I'm Goodkind

  • Artist: Yo La Tengo
  • Album: I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
  • Song: Pass the Hatchet I Think I'm Goodkind

Yo La Tengo (Spanish for "I've Got It") formed in New Jersey more than 20 years ago. In two decades of making music the group has released a dozen albums of eclectic, adventurous rock. Their latest CD is a mix of garage punk and orchestral chamber pop.

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  • Album: I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass
  • Artist: Yo La Tengo
 

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