WUIS Xponential http://wuis.org en The Raveonettes, 'Killer In The Streets' http://wuis.org/post/raveonettes-killer-streets <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOWjLfyRoQY</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 29846 at http://wuis.org The Raveonettes, 'Killer In The Streets' Inside The Sun Records Sound, A Marvel Even Today http://wuis.org/post/inside-sun-records-sound-marvel-even-today For more conversations with music makers, check out NPR's <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/music-interviews/" target="_blank">Music Interviews</a>. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:14:00 +0000 editor 29797 at http://wuis.org Inside The Sun Records Sound, A Marvel Even Today New Mix: The Rentals, Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto http://wuis.org/post/new-mix-rentals-perfume-genius-bots-zammuto We kick off this week's episode of <em>All Songs Considered</em> with the sludgy, shoegaze-y sounds of Whirr, a band started by Nick Bassett, bassist for one of co-host Robin Hilton's favorite acts of 2014, Nothing. We follow up with a new track from <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/239718803/the-bots">The Bots</a>, two young brothers from L.A. whose "All I Really Want" is a two-minute sugar rush of high-powered pop-punk.<p>Later on the show we welcome NPR Music's Daoud Tyler–Ameen and Jacob Ganz to the studio to play some of their favorite new tunes. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 editor 29774 at http://wuis.org New Mix: The Rentals, Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto Ryan Adams, Live In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2014 http://wuis.org/post/ryan-adams-live-concert-newport-folk-festival-2014 <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14953534/ryan-adams">Ryan Adams</a> used to be the picture of ramshackle prolificacy — a man with <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15394157/prince">Prince</a>'s desire to flood the market with product, not to mention an equally slippery grip on the quality-control lever. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:48:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 29770 at http://wuis.org Ryan Adams, Live In Concert: Newport Folk Festival 2014 Song Premiere: Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), 'A Keepsake' http://wuis.org/post/song-premiere-empire-empire-i-was-lonely-estate-keepsake If emo has cheerleaders, they're Keith and Cathy Latinen. Since 2007, the Michigan-based husband and wife have tirelessly run the <a href="http://countyourluckystars.bandcamp.com/" target="_blank">Count Your Lucky Stars</a> label during a time when the genre didn't have many vocal supporters. Many of its releases have inspired bands in the now-thriving young scene to take up the '90s Midwest emo sound and do what they will.<p>The Latinens are also behind the complicatedly named Empire! Empire! Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:03:00 +0000 Lars Gotrich 29767 at http://wuis.org Song Premiere: Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate), 'A Keepsake' Ben Watt On World Cafe http://wuis.org/post/ben-watt-world-cafe <em>World Cafe</em>'s guest today is <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=ben+watt">Ben Watt</a> from Everything But The Girl, the band he led with his partner (now wife) <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=tracey+thorn">Tracey Thorn</a> in the '80s and '90s. He has a new solo album called <em>Hendra</em>, which he recorded with Suede guitarist Bernard Butler.<p>Watt has had a fascinating career; he turned to underground DJing as Everything But The Girl disbanded, prompting him to eventually form his own house-music label. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:46:00 +0000 editor 29768 at http://wuis.org Ben Watt On World Cafe Teenage Songwriters Take On 'Bro-Country' http://wuis.org/post/teenage-songwriters-take-bro-country No theme has dominated country radio playlists and charts more in the past couple of years than celebration of the sort of small-town good life that features trucks, beer and scantily clad women as the must-have accessories. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:42:00 +0000 NPR Staff 29720 at http://wuis.org Teenage Songwriters Take On 'Bro-Country' World Cafe Next: Honeyblood http://wuis.org/post/world-cafe-next-honeyblood This week's <em>World Cafe: Next </em>artist is Honeyblood, the Glaswegian duo of singer Stina Tweeddale and drummer Shona McVicar. The band's intriguing self-titled debut, released earlier this month, mixes country and folk with moments that veer into lo-fi punk. Download two of its songs here. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.xpn.org/">http://www.xpn.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=World+Cafe+Next%3A+Honeyblood+&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:43:00 +0000 editor 29716 at http://wuis.org World Cafe Next: Honeyblood The Avett Brothers On World Cafe http://wuis.org/post/avett-brothers-world-cafe The Avett Brothers, led by siblings Seth and Scott Avett, released a proper debut in 2002, then went on to release five studio albums and two live compilations before breaking through to a mainstream audience with 2007's <em>Emotionalism</em>. For a follow-up, The Avett Brothers worked with legendary producer Rick Rubin on <em>I and Love and You.</em> The band performs three of its best-known songs here.<p><em>This segment originally ran on Sept. 24, 2009.</em> <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 WXPN-FM. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:55:00 +0000 editor 29712 at http://wuis.org The Avett Brothers On World Cafe Hamilton Leithauser: Tiny Desk Concert http://wuis.org/post/hamilton-leithauser-tiny-desk-concert This is the second time <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/312175306/hamilton-leithauser-live-in-concert">Hamilton Leithauser</a> has graced the Tiny Desk. Two summers ago, he and his band <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15291595/the-walkmen">The Walkmen</a> played <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/157190242/the-walkmen-tiny-desk-concert">a powerful set of songs</a> from their final album for now, <em>Heaven. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:39:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 29710 at http://wuis.org Hamilton Leithauser: Tiny Desk Concert KEXP Presents: Mark Lanegan http://wuis.org/post/kexp-presents-mark-lanegan <a href="http://marklanegan.com">Mark Lanegan</a> has a voice that stops you dead in your tracks, no matter when or how you hear him. The former singer of Screaming Trees has released a series of deep, dark solo albums that have grown progressively more expansive. So has the roster of artists with whom he's collaborated over the years, from fellow rockers like Layne Staley, Queens of the Stone Age and Greg Dulli to folk-minded singers like Isobel Campbell and Duke Garwood, not to mention electronic composers Moby, The Soulsavers, U.N.K.L.E., Massive Attack and too many others to list. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:24:00 +0000 editor 29709 at http://wuis.org KEXP Presents: Mark Lanegan For TMM Intern, Robert Glasper's 'Black Radio' Expands Category Of Hip-Hop http://wuis.org/post/tmm-intern-robert-glaspers-black-radio-expands-category-hip-hop As Tell Me More enters its final weeks of production, intern Miles Johnson shares his favorite songs for the program's 'In Your Ear' series. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:53:00 +0000 editor 29702 at http://wuis.org Metropolis: 7/19/14 http://wuis.org/post/metropolis-71914 <ul><p><li>Zero 7, "Take Me Away (feat. Only Girl)" (Make)</li><p><li>Zero 7, "U Know" (Make)</li><p><li>Duke Dumont, "Won't Look Back" (Blase Boys Club)</li><p><li>Dusky, "Love Taking Over" (Ajunadeep)</li><p><li>Claude Von Stroke, "Califuture feat. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:02:00 +0000 editor 29700 at http://wuis.org Metropolis: 7/19/14 Benjamin Booker, 'Have You Seen My Son?' http://wuis.org/post/benjamin-booker-have-you-seen-my-son <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6GQM1ViDT0</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:14:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 29695 at http://wuis.org Benjamin Booker, 'Have You Seen My Son?' First Listen: Jenny Lewis, 'The Voyager' http://wuis.org/post/first-listen-jenny-lewis-voyager "Nostalgia has no place for the woman traveling alone," the great travel writer Mary Morris once wrote. "Our motion is forward, whether by train or daydream." She's describing a necessary ruthlessness: Women are so often defined by their attachments (family, romance, even the fetishes of style) that becoming light enough to move often requires behavior others might read as cruel or, at best, distanced. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:20:00 +0000 Ann Powers 29671 at http://wuis.org First Listen: Jenny Lewis, 'The Voyager' First Listen: Quetzal, 'Quetzanimales' http://wuis.org/post/first-listen-quetzal-quetzanimales Twenty years is a long time in the life of a band. In the case of Quetzal, its two decades have been spent playing the soundtrack of its East L.A. neighborhoods: an evolving mash-up of Mexican <em>son jarocho</em>, low-rider oldies, cumbia, boleros, rock and blues.<p>Many Angelenos consider Quetzal as much as an institution as its East L.A. brethren in Los Lobos. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:03:00 +0000 Felix Contreras 29666 at http://wuis.org First Listen: Quetzal, 'Quetzanimales' First Listen: Bear In Heaven, 'Time Is Over One Day Old' http://wuis.org/post/first-listen-bear-heaven-time-over-one-day-old Two minutes and 11 seconds into "They Dream," from <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=bear+in+heaven">Bear in Heaven</a>'s fourth album <em>Time Is Over One Day Old,</em> the music takes a strange turn. The band has been shuttling along at a riveting adventure-movie clip, with Jon Philpot's reverb-swaddled voice functioning as the primary distinct element in a sleek blur. Then, abruptly, the tempo stops. A wash of Space Mountain synths dissolves slowly — the set has been struck. When Philpot begins to sing again, he's the sole occupant of the spotlight. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:03:00 +0000 Tom Moon 29667 at http://wuis.org First Listen: Bear In Heaven, 'Time Is Over One Day Old' First Listen: Shabazz Palaces, 'Lese Majesty' http://wuis.org/post/first-listen-shabazz-palaces-lese-majesty Broadcasting live from the land of legal weed and sliding into the frame like a giant Pacific octopus, here comes <em>Lese Majesty</em>, the third album from Seattle's <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=shabazz+palaces">Shabazz Palaces</a>. It's definitely hip-hop, but... was that a drum? Human? Synthesizer? Sample of an old record? We may never know. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:03:00 +0000 Andrew Matson 29668 at http://wuis.org First Listen: Shabazz Palaces, 'Lese Majesty' First Listen: Wildest Dreams, 'Wildest Dreams' http://wuis.org/post/first-listen-wildest-dreams-wildest-dreams In a career spanning three decades, Harvey Bassett has done a bit of everything. He bashed drums in a John Peel-approved U.K. punk band in the late '70s, then found himself taken with hip-hop and turntables while visiting New York City in the early '80s. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:03:00 +0000 editor 29669 at http://wuis.org First Listen: Wildest Dreams, 'Wildest Dreams' First Listen: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, 'Hypnotic Eye' http://wuis.org/post/first-listen-tom-petty-heartbreakers-hypnotic-eye Even when he was in his late 20s, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15300677/tom-petty">Tom Petty</a> had a curmudgeonly edge to him, so it's no surprise that he's sneering about threats to the American dream in the opening moments of his new album, <em>Hypnotic Eye</em>. At 63, Petty is well into his transition to full-blown misanthropy, at times splitting the difference between <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14982343/randy-newman">Randy Newman</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15193203/bob-dylan">Bob Dylan</a>. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 03:01:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 29670 at http://wuis.org First Listen: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, 'Hypnotic Eye' Unlocking The Eclectic: A Conversation With Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler http://wuis.org/post/unlocking-eclectic-conversation-shabazz-palaces-ishmael-butler <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFGLQe65Abg</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tk9e7FG2ww</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:31:00 +0000 NPR Staff 29662 at http://wuis.org Unlocking The Eclectic: A Conversation With Shabazz Palaces' Ishmael Butler A Guitar Hero Draws His Own Sketches Of Spain http://wuis.org/post/guitar-hero-draws-his-own-sketches-spain If you're a classical guitarist, it may be impossible to resist the pull of one iconic piece: the <em>Concierto de Aranjuez</em> by Spanish composer <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/98281968/joaquin-rodrigo" target="_blank">Joaquín Rodrigo</a>. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 09:04:00 +0000 NPR Staff 29633 at http://wuis.org A Guitar Hero Draws His Own Sketches Of Spain Rainbow In The Dark: Jenny Lewis On Staring Down Sadness http://wuis.org/post/rainbow-dark-jenny-lewis-staring-down-sadness <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irvcf6dCk-k</p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 NPR Staff 29625 at http://wuis.org Rainbow In The Dark: Jenny Lewis On Staring Down Sadness Marisa Ronstadt, Cousin Of Linda, Spans Genres For 'Moon' http://wuis.org/post/marisa-ronstadt-cousin-linda-spans-genres-moon Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Marisa Ronstadt bears a musical name but she has her own style, which seems to be a mix of Mariachi, Classic Rock, Soul, R&B, Indie Pop - maybe she'll fill in any that we've missed. She's played music since she was seven and has her own band now "Marisa Ronstadt And The Know-It-All's." Their debut album is "Blueberry Moon." It's out now - let's hear a little.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BLUEBERRY MOON")<p>MARISA RONSTADT AND THE KNOW-IT-ALLS: (Singing) Baby you're on your way. Ain't no stopping you, your here to stay. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:11:00 +0000 editor 29599 at http://wuis.org Marisa Anderson: Tiny Desk Concert http://wuis.org/post/marisa-anderson-tiny-desk-concert <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/243191229/marisa-anderson">Marisa Anderson</a> knows where American guitar music has been and where it is now, and probably possesses an inkling of where it can go. She's studied the history and musical nuance of blues, country and folk music through and through, and ingests it all in a style that's as raw as it true. But mostly, Anderson just wants to kick up some dirt — which isn't easy here, given that the NPR Music offices are relatively clean. (Mind the towering stacks of CDs, though. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Lars Gotrich 29598 at http://wuis.org Marisa Anderson: Tiny Desk Concert Fred Hersch Floats On, With A Dynamic Trio In Tow http://wuis.org/post/fred-hersch-floats-dynamic-trio-tow The last time <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14997031/fred-hersch" target="_blank">Fred Hersch</a> was featured on <em>Weekend Edition Saturday</em>, the headline read, "Back On Stage By No Small Miracle." It was 2009, and scarcely a year earlier, the jazz pianist had suffered AIDS-related dementia and fallen into a coma for several months. Since recovering, Hersch has come roaring back to music, releasing a string of live albums to critical success.<em></em><p>A new studio recording by Hersch's trio came out earlier this month; it's called <em>Floating</em>. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 06:03:00 +0000 NPR Staff 29588 at http://wuis.org Fred Hersch Floats On, With A Dynamic Trio In Tow Mammut On World Cafe http://wuis.org/post/mammut-world-cafe <em>World Cafe</em>'s week-long series <em>Sense of Place: Iceland</em> draws to a close with an unexpected treat. We'd been in Reykjavik for a few days when we learned that June 17 would mark a daylong celebration of Icelandic National Day, the anniversary of Iceland's independence from Denmark in 1944. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:04:00 +0000 editor 29558 at http://wuis.org Mammut On World Cafe Viking's Choice: Sleep, 'The Clarity' http://wuis.org/post/vikings-choice-sleep-clarity It's been 20 years since the stoner-metal caravan <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/92754110/sleep">Sleep</a> wrote <em>Dopesmoker</em>, a 63-minute track based on a single riff and dedicated to the mighty spliff. Unfortunately, it took <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerusalem_and_Dopesmoker" target="_blank">three labels and a span of 16 years</a> to release it <a href="http://sleepsl.bandcamp.com/album/dopesmoker" target="_blank">as intended</a>. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:19:00 +0000 editor 29547 at http://wuis.org Viking's Choice: Sleep, 'The Clarity' Carmen Lundy On Piano Jazz http://wuis.org/post/carmen-lundy-piano-jazz <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16099645/carmen-lundy">Carmen Lundy</a>'s contralto voice perfectly conveys the soul and depth of her compositions. She joined <em>Piano Jazz</em> host <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15123605/marian-mcpartland">Marian McPartland</a> in 1999 to perform <em>Mary Lou's Mass</em> by <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15394732/mary-lou-williams">Mary Lou Williams</a> at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.<p>In this <em>Piano Jazz</em> session from 2000, Lundy teams with McPartland again, along with her brother, bassist Curtis Lundy. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:54:00 +0000 editor 29552 at http://wuis.org Carmen Lundy On Piano Jazz Treasure Hunt: Discoveries From The Latin Alternative Music Conference http://wuis.org/post/treasure-hunt-discoveries-latin-alternative-music-conference <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OexqIlR0wo</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqLhLDbm0d8</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:14:00 +0000 Jasmine Garsd 29543 at http://wuis.org Treasure Hunt: Discoveries From The Latin Alternative Music Conference