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Stacy Barthe's 'BEcoming' Is A Story Of Near-Death And Rebirth

NPR | July 05, 2015

At 25, Barthe was already writing songs for pop stars, but life outside the studio was a struggle.

The Grateful Dead's Laid-Back, Yet Surprisingly Shrewd, Business Plan

NPR | July 05, 2015

Famous for its live jams, the band also benefited from spontaneity in its business dealings.

For Danny Elfman, The Strange Worlds Of Tim Burton Just Make Sense

NPR | July 04, 2015

Tim Burton's shadowy tales have taken us from a pastel suburban paradise to the dark streets of Gotham City. But what would Burton's mysterious films be without Danny Elfman's iconic music?

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Larry Campbell And Teresa Williams Step To The Mic, Together

NPR | July 4, 2015 8:04 a.m.

Both husband and wife are known for backing up roots music's stars. Now, it's their turn to shine.


Betty Buckley On Song Travels

NPR | July 3, 2015 9:03 a.m.

The Tony winner brings leading-lady vocals to a performance of "Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered."


Songs We Love: King Los, 'God Money War'

NPR | July 3, 2015 6:35 a.m.

The Baltimore MC serves up food for thought, and for the soul, on his new album's title track.


Your Favorite Musical Discoveries Of 2015 (So Far)

NPR | July 2, 2015 12:14 p.m.

We've compiled a playlist of your favorite new music from this year.


Your 4th Of July Road-Trip Playlist Is Ready

NPR | July 2, 2015 12:04 p.m.

From 3,000-plus listener suggestions, we've whittled the mix down to 99 perfect songs for the road.


Nonstop Grooves With Guest DJ Novalima

NPR | July 2, 2015 9:49 a.m.

On Alt.Latino, the band spins music and discusses mixing electronic beats with Afro-Peruvian folk.


Viking's Choice: toe, 'My Little Wish'

NPR | July 2, 2015 9:39 a.m.

Synapses fire in all directions in this ecstatic, noodly track by the Japanese post-rock band.


All Songs At 15: What Our First Webcast Got Right

NPR | July 2, 2015 9:26 a.m.

Bob Boilen looks back on our first webcast, a Bright Eyes show that's still one of his favorites.


Hear 'Sparks,' A New Song By Beach House

NPR | July 1, 2015 4:43 p.m.

"Sparks" has that familiar dreamy Beach House beauty, but with an element of chaos in the mix.


Vince Staples: 'My Job Is To Keep My Sanity'

NPR | July 1, 2015 11:45 a.m.

"What I'm saying in my music is, 'This is what I see. Good luck.'"