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Monday Mix: Built to Spill, Half Waif, Eyelids

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Monday Mix: Built to Spill, Half Waif, Eyelids

Listen to three standout songs debuting on the opbmusic broadcast this week.

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In 'Once Were Brothers,' The Band's Earliest Years Shine

A new documentary doesn't radically alter what we know and love about The Band, but does unearth some fresh details.

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Archers Of Loaf Returns With 'Raleigh Days,' Its First Song In Over 20 Years

"Raleigh Days" tugs at weathered heart strings with a reckless rock and roll abandon — just like yesteryear's Archers Of Loaf.

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Elisapie: Tiny Desk Concert

The Canadian singer-songwriter gives a deep, soulful performance against a sometimes moody backdrop of bass saxophone and bowed guitars.

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Win Tickets To Drive-By Truckers At The Wonder Ballroom

The band's new record, "The Unraveling," was released in January. We're giving away tickets to their Portland concert March 21.

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Pickathon Woods Stage: Phil Lesh And The Terrapin Family Band

The founding member of The Grateful Dead brought his Terrapin Family Band for a marathon Friday set at least year's festival.


On 'Lost Girls,' Bat For Lashes Spins A Vampire Fairy Tale With Synth-Pop

After her 2016 release, The Bride, Natasha Khan didn't know if she'd make another album. But she moved to LA, starting working on a script for a vampire film and found herself writing a concept album.

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Watch Bonny Light Horseman at Type Foundry Studio

The new folk "supergroup" beautifully mixes traditional verses and modern arrangements on their debut album.

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Watch The First Entry To The 2020 Tiny Desk Contest

The Tiny Desk Contest is accepting entries through March 30. Anaís Azul submitted the first 2020 Contest entry: a bilingual ballad that celebrates showing up for all parts of oneself.

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Mount Eerie With Julie Doiron: Tiny Desk Concert

Phil Elverum shares his open wounds — of death, love and the loss of love — in close harmonies, accompanied only by electric and nylon-string guitars.


Coriky, Ian MacKaye's New Band With Joe Lally And Amy Farina, Announces Debut Album

The self-titled album from Coriky — featuring members of Fugazi, The Evens and The Warmers, and sounding like the best of all three — comes out March 27.

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You Can Now Enter The 2020 Tiny Desk Contest

Send in your video before midnight ET on March 30. If you win, you'll play your very own Tiny Desk concert at NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C., and tour the country with NPR Music.

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Monday Mix: Gorillaz, Sharon Van Etten, Porridge Radio

Listen to three standout songs debuting on the opbmusic broadcast this week.


Baby Rose: Tiny Desk Concert

At 25, she mixes the bluesy melisma of Nina Simone and the deep register of Sarah Vaughan — two of her influences — with songwriting as devastating as her delivery.

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Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit Announce New Album, Release 'Be Afraid'

His band will release Reunions on May 15. On the first single, Isbell pointedly criticizes artists for not speaking their minds more forcefully.


Antibalas' 'Fu Chronicles' Is A Martial Arts-Inspired Testament To Afrobeat

For two decades, some of Afropop's hottest sounds have come out of Brooklyn. Duke Amayo and Martin Perna of the band Antibalas talk about their latest release, Fu Chronicles.

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Win Tickets To Frances Quinlan At Doug Fir Lounge

The Hop Along frontwoman and songwriter released her first solo album, "Likewise," last week. She'll play in Portland March 3. Enter for a chance to win tickets.


Inside The Controlled Chaos Of Dan Deacon's 'Mystic Familiar'

The composer and electronic musician hit a wall while making his first solo album in five years. Finishing the record meant finding inspiration in everything from Brian Eno to a tree in his yard.


Radiohead Guitarist Ed O'Brien Announces First Solo Album, Shares New Song

Earth comes out April 17 under the name EOB. Radiohead's Colin Greenwood, Portishead's Adrian Utley, Wilco's Glenn Kotche and Laura Marling contribute to the album.

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