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The Songs Of Sylvan Esso, Like You’ve Never Heard Them Before


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NOTE: Each day this week we’ll be rolling out a series of videos from Sylvan Esso that comprise the duo’s upcoming visual EP, Echo Mountain Sessions. Sylvan Esso has always been a duo, featuring the beats and electronics of Nick… [Read More]


Linkin Park Singer Chester Bennington Dead At 41


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One of the lead singers of the band Linkin Park, which found great success in the early-2000s, died today in Los Angeles. [Read More]


Children Of ‘The Con’


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In the summer of 2007, on the second-to-last Tuesday in July, Tegan and Sara Quin sat perched on a fulcrum. To one side lay a respectable catalog four albums deep, on which songwriting and production ideas wrung from new wave… [Read More]


Weekend LISTening: 5 Songs You Gotta Hear Right Now


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Here at World Cafe, there isn’t a day that goes by when our physical mailboxes and email inboxes are always overflowing with music. We believe that too much music is never a bad thing — the challenge is simply that… [Read More]


60 Years Ago, 2 Boys Met And The Beatles Began


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On the anniversary of John Lennon and Paul McCartney's first meeting, revisit the church garden party that changed the course of popular music forever. [Read More]


First Listen: Broken Social Scene, ‘Hug Of Thunder’


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The Toronto-based collective returns after seven years with a collection of ethereal anthems. [Read More]


‘New York,’ I Love You: Hear St. Vincent’s Bold New Ballad


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When St. Vincent — a.k.a. Annie Clark — announced her upcoming Fear The Future Tour last week, it sure sounded like a precursor to her first new album since 2014’s awesome St. Vincent. In many ways, that record felt career-defining:… [Read More]


NPR Music’s Essential Songs, Albums, Performances And Videos Of 2017 (So Far)


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Is music an escape from the world or the key to it? Over and over, when we began considering the best music of the first half of 2017, politics seemed to intrude, whether in moments that echoed headlines or ones… [Read More]


Hear Radiohead’s Incredible Glastonbury Performance


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Exactly 20 years after it cemented its place as one of the most ambitious rock bands in history with OK Computer, Radiohead returned to Britain's most renowned festival. [Read More]


Queens Of The Stone Age Release New Song, ‘The Way You Used To Do’


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It’s been a minute since Queens Of The Stone Age‘s sleazy hard-rock slipped into our ears. Josh Homme’s been busy hosting a show, Alligator Hour, on Beats 1 and making records with Eagles Of Death Metal and Iggy Pop. Villains… [Read More]