Posts tagged with “NPR”- page 2

In 'We Get By,' Mavis Staples Keeps Singing For 'Change'

Posted on May 28 2019 by NPR

Mavis Staples could've retired in good conscience years ago. But slowing down isn't her style. With her father, sisters and brother as The Staple Singers, her gospel songs scored the civil rights movement. More than a half century later,... [Read More]

Vampire Weekend Is Looking For The Cool Within The Uncool

Posted on May 3 2019 by NPR

Vampire Weekend's last album, Modern Vampires of the City, helped vault it to festival headliner status, and topped year-end best-of lists when it was released. But that was six years ago — and a lot has happened in the time since. One of the main cre... [Read More]

The Black Keys Announce New Album 'Let's Rock', Share New Song 'Eagle Birds'

Posted on April 25 2019 by NPR

It's time: The Black Keys are ready to both rock and roll once more. The duo of Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach has unveiled its ninth studio album, titled (on-the-nose) "Let's Rock," due out June 28 on Easy Eye/Nonesuch. With a promise of more... [Read More]

Kevin Morby Drops New Song, Video In Advance Of 'Oh My God'

Posted on April 17 2019 by NPR

    On April 26, singer-songwriter Kevin Morby releases an ambitious double-length concept album called Oh My God. Today, he teases it one last time with the deceptively titled "OMG Rock N Roll," a song that fits a thoughtful and ambitious j... [Read More]

Listen: Courtney Barnett Shares New Single, 'Everybody Here Hates You'

Posted on April 8 2019 by NPR

  Courtney Barnett wants you to feel better – and to understand most of your attempts to chill out and find joy are likely misdirected. The singer debuted her latest song, "Everybody Here Hates You," on Australia's Triple J radio station, s... [Read More]

Vampire Weekend Releases Two More Songs From 'Father Of The Bride'

Posted on April 4 2019 by NPR

These days, a six-year gap between albums practically qualifies as a hiatus. In the case of Vampire Weekend, it's been enough time to experience a 2014 Grammy win, a significant departure (Rostam Batmanglij left in 2016), a major-label deal, years of... [Read More]

Dick Dale, Surf Guitar Legend, Dead At 81

Posted on March 18 2019 by NPR

Dick Dale, the surf rock pioneer who took reverb to new levels, died on Saturday night. He was 81. The guitarist's health had declined over the past 20 years due to a number of illnesses, including diabetes, kidney disease and rectal cancer. The news... [Read More]

Want To Play A Tiny Desk Concert? Enter The 2019 Tiny Desk Contest!

Posted on March 12 2019 by NPR

  https://youtu.be/RYcQiWgEG2Q In 2014, we started the Tiny Desk Contest with the humble goal of discovering new music. Since then, your entries have blown us away. Your music has made us laugh, made us cry and filled us with insurmountable joy. It&... [Read More]

The National Announces New Album With 'You Had Your Soul With You'

Posted on March 5 2019 by NPR

The announcement of a new album by The National can sometimes feel like a lesser holiday, because you've come to know what to expect: Matt Berninger's whiskey-soaked baritone, a pristinely-arranged instrumental. But, dang it, if "You Had Your Soul... [Read More]

Susan Tedeschi And Derek Trucks, Partners In Music And In Life

Posted on March 1 2019 by NPR

Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks juggle the chaotic life of raising a family while also fronting the Grammy Award-winning Tedeschi Trucks Band. The band's latest album, Signs, released on Feb. 15, explores that balancing act while also transforming gri... [Read More]