Topic: Music

First Listen: Asaf Avidan, 'Gold Shadow'

NPR |Jan. 25, 2015 8:02 p.m.

The Israeli singer has a compelling, unusual voice, and he writes with passion and poetry.

First Listen: Mount Eerie, 'Sauna'

NPR |Jan. 25, 2015 8:02 p.m.

Phil Elverum's latest album feels less like a meditation and more like a slow-motion mauling.

Pickathon Woods Stage: Parquet Courts

opbmusic |Jan. 19, 2015 4:11 p.m.

Fast-rising quartet Parquet Courts plays "What Color is Blood" at last summer's Pickathon.

First Listen: Amason, 'Sky City'

NPR |Jan. 19, 2015 8:24 a.m.

It's no surprise that the Swedish band's debut feels all over the map. In fact, that's its strength.

The Decemberists Return, Renewed And A Little Relaxed

NPR |Jan. 19, 2015 4:37 a.m.

After a mainstream breakthrough, singer Colin Meloy found himself missing the freedom of anonymity.

Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas

opbmusic |Jan. 14, 2015 2:23 p.m.

Detroit band Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas play a soulful rock 'n' roll set from their debut release.

First Listen: Sleater-Kinney, 'No Cities To Love'

NPR |Jan. 12, 2015 8:22 a.m.

The trio's first album since 2006 is a portrait of a beloved band as it grows fully into itself.

First Listen: Belle And Sebastian, 'Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance'

NPR |Jan. 11, 2015 8:03 p.m.

With 12 songs stretching out for an hour, the band's ninth album has room to shimmer and breathe.

Stagepass: Pure Bathing Culture

opbmusic |Jan. 09, 2015 10:01 a.m.

Watch this glowing performance, including brand new songs "Pray for Rain" and "The Tower."

Pickathon Woods Stage: Angel Olsen

opbmusic |Jan. 06, 2015 5:20 p.m.

We launch a new video series with this premiere of Angel Olsen at the Woods Stage at Pickathon.

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