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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 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]

Big Thief Announces A New Album, 'U.F.O.F.,' And Releases Its First Single

Posted on February 26 2019 by NPR There's new music from Big Thief: a song, released today, called "UFOF," and the band's third album, coming May 3, titled U.F.O.F. From the opening lines of the song, it's clear that UFOF stands for "Unidenti... [Read More]

Ryan Adams Accused Of Psychological Manipulation, Professional Retaliation By 7 Women

Posted on February 14 2019 by NPR

Ryan Adams, a prolific singer-songwriter and producer who first rose to prominence in the early 2000s, has been accused by seven women of using his professional influence to lure them into sexual relationships, including one when the woman was a minor. Th... [Read More]

A Year After The #MeToo Grammys, Women Are Still Missing In Music

Posted on February 8 2019 by NPR

Winners of this year's Grammy Awards will be announced Sunday, Feb. 10. It's been a year since outrage erupted in the music business after Neil Portnow, president and CEO of the Recording Academy, the organization which gives out the Grammys, said... [Read More]

Julia Jacklin Shares A Sneak Peek Of Her Upcoming Album, 'Crushing'

Posted on February 5 2019 by NPR

We first introduced listeners to Julia Jacklin when World Cafe's original host, David Dye, met up with her in Australia for our Sense of Place visit back in 2016. Now, Julia's returning the favor, joining us in the U.S. to share a sneak peek of he... [Read More]

Hear Sharon Van Etten Break Down Every Track On Her Stunning New Album

Posted on January 22 2019 by NPR

A lot has changed in Sharon Van Etten's life since she put out her last album, Are We There, in 2014. In the past five years, she's gotten into acting, gone back to school to get a degree in mental-health counseling, worked on film scores and... [Read More]