Dec 2, 2013 — The recently reunited band's funky, fleshed-out sound wouldn't seem to lend itself to vastly stripped-down arrangements. But The Dismemberment Plan exudes playfulness and wry charm throughout these three songs from this year's Uncanney Valley.
Nov 29, 2013 — Producer Nicolas Jaar and multi-instrumentalist Dave Harrington made a special appearance on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic in advance of a secret LA show. Watch them perform an expanded version of their song "Paper Trails."
Nov 30, 2013 — One of the big winners in last week's New Zealand Music Awards was the singer Aaradhna, who took three major awards including Album Of The Year for Treble and Reverb. Aaradhna recently visited OPB's studios in Portland, Ore., where she performed "Keep My Cool."
Nov 25, 2013 — The intrepid champions of new music from around the world bring a lullaby, some rare blues and a recent work by The National's Bryce Dessner to the offices of NPR Music.
Nov 24, 2013 — There is no shortage of folk and country songs about booze. But what makes the Mandolin Orange tune "Waltz About Whiskey" so enchanting is its effortlessness. Watch the rising folk duo perform the song live for FolkAlley.com.
Nov 25, 2013 — The young German minimalist is a magician when it comes to the analog synthesizer. Watch him perform "Says," from his new album Spaces, live in the KEXP studios.
Nov 23, 2013 — The songs Waxahatchee brought to the NPR Music offices aren't just stripped down for this Tiny Desk Concert. This is Katie Crutchfield as Waxahatchee, spare and exposed; this is what she does. This is intimate music, perfectly suited for an intimate setting.
Nov 18, 2013 — Trip-hop is making a comeback in England, and London Grammar has helped lead the charge. The trio recently stopped by KEXP in Seattle to perform songs from its new album If You Wait, including the gloriously soaring "Strong."
Nov 20, 2013 — A tenor brings three quirky folk songs from England — connecting music from British cultural icon Benjamin Britten back to the bohemian Brooklyn that he and his longtime partner once called home.
Nov 26, 2013 — The beloved Australian electro-pop band performed to a packed house at Le Poisson Rouge to celebrate NPR Music's new electronic dance music show Metropolis. Watch the entire 10-song set, which included jams from Cut Copy's new album, Free Your Mind, as well as old favorites like "Lights and Music."