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A Song So Delicate And Lovely, It Might Just Blow Away

NPR | April 25, 2017

Novo Amor's "Carry You" highlights the soft, airy, fragile falsetto of singer Ali Lacey.

Global Record Business Saw Sizable Growth Last Year, Thanks To Streaming

NPR | April 25, 2017

An annual report on the worldwide recording industry has some good news, especially when it comes to on-demand listening.

Radiohead's Hilarious Cover Of 'Gasolina' Not Remotely Real

NPR | April 25, 2017

A rogue fan video of the band's April 17 show in Berkeley, Calif., shows Thom Yorke shaking his hips to the reggaeton hit.

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How Mike WiLL Made-It And Kendrick Lamar Created The Year's Most Urgent Music

NPR | April 25, 2017 9:26 a.m.

The super producer who made trap go pop on collaborations with Miley Cyrus, Rae Sremmurd and Beyoncé reveals how Kendrick Lamar inspired him to scale back for bigger impact on DAMN.


Songs We Love: Palm, 'Walkie Talkie'

NPR | April 25, 2017 8:48 a.m.

Experimental but precise, curious but composed, Palm's new song feels put together like a Jackson Pollock jigsaw puzzle.


Listen: Shabazz Palaces Returns With 'Shine A Light'

NPR | April 25, 2017 8:29 a.m.

Sentient beings and mysteries await as the experimental hip-hop group announces a new album and tour dates.


Hear Sufjan Stevens' Latest 'Planetarium' Collaboration, 'Mercury'

NPR | April 25, 2017 8:23 a.m.

The gorgeous new song feels like an elegy to lost love but may be more of an ode to the Roman god of thievery.


Watch Big Boi Perform 'Mic Jack' With Sleepy Brown On 'The Tonight Show'

NPR | April 25, 2017 7:41 a.m.

"Mic Jack" has got a lot of what you want in a Big Boi jam: an '80s R&B funk swagger fully loaded with sweaty synths.


The Mountain Goats On Growing Up, And Growing Older, In Goth

NPR | April 25, 2017 7:27 a.m.

"When I was 16 I dyed my hair black and I started wearing white Oxfords." John Darnielle shares the Nashville Symphony Chorus-starring barnburner "Rain In Soho."


New Mix: Shakey Graves, The War On Drugs, The Mountain Goats, More

NPR | April 25, 2017 6:49 a.m.

Special guests from the NPR Music team join All Songs Considered this week to share some of their favorite releases from April.


Mac DeMarco's Mom Wants You To Work For Her Son's Fan Club

NPR | April 24, 2017 12:32 p.m.

"To apply, please send cover letter explaining experience, resume and your dankest Mac meme or Mac-related GIF to..."


Hear Drum And Bass Legend Goldie's New Single, 'Castaway'

NPR | April 24, 2017 10:02 a.m.

"Castaway" should sound familiar — ecstatic rhythms and a soulful vocal.


Songs We Love: Sleazy, 'Que Calor'

NPR | April 24, 2017 10:02 a.m.

Two Montréal underground dance mainstays capture the sound of your heart practically thudding out of your chest.