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  • Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    To mark last week's return of Steve Reich's Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint on vinyl for the first time in more than twenty-five years, we asked Reich to share a few of his favorite songs and compositions in a new playlist. The eclectic set includes works from across the centuries and genres, by John Coltrane, Jr. Walker & the All Stars, Miles Davis, Stravinsky, Charlie Parker, Pérotin, Radiohead, Bob Dylan, and Bach. You can hear it here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Web
  • Thursday, October 25, 2018

    Punch Brothers are on Spotify's Under Cover podcast, discussing the creative process of taking on someone else's song and making it their own, as they did with Tame Impala's "Let It Happen" for Spotify Singles. You can hear the Under Cover conversation and Punch Brothers' Spotify Singles take on "Let It Happen" and their own song "Jumbo" here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Web
  • Thursday, October 4, 2018

    Mountain Man stopped by WNYC Studios as the guest on New Sounds' Soundcheck. The trio spoke with host John Schaefer about Magic Ship and performed three songs from the new album: "AGT," "Underwear," and "Boat." "Their music features a timeless sound," says Schaefer. "Now they're back with a beautiful new album." Watch the first two performances and listen to the full session here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Video Web
  • Wednesday, October 3, 2018

    Conor Oberst is the guest on the latest two episodes of the LSQ podcast with Jenny Eliscu. Oberst is "one of my favorite artists of all time and a dear friend of mine as well," says Eliscu, and "has released some of my favorite albums of the past couple decades." Listen to both episodes here. Conor Oberst and The Mystic Valley Band are on tour now.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Web
  • Tuesday, September 25, 2018

    Paul Thomas Anderson's Academy Award–winning film Phantom Thread, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, and Vicky Krieps, will receive its HBO premiere on Saturday, September 29, and will be available to watch via the HBO GO and HBO NOW apps. The Guardian says there is "such pure delicious pleasure in this film"; Financial Times says Anderson "gets everything right here." The soundtrack, featuring Jonny Greenwood's Oscar-nominated score, is out on Nonesuch.

    Journal Topics: Film News Television Video Web
  • Thursday, September 13, 2018

    Mountain Man's first album in eight years, Magic Ship, out next Friday, September 21, is streaming in full till then as an NPR First Listen. The new album distills eight years of experience since their 2010 debut album, Made the Harbor, of sights seen, pleasures had, feelings hurt, forgiveness extended. "There's also a precision to these songs—both in harmony and duration—that lend them a sense of purpose," writes NPR's Otis Hart. "Magic Ship is most potent when heard in full, from beginning to end, ideally on a back porch or around a smoldering campfire."

    Journal Topics: Artist News Web
  • Tuesday, September 4, 2018

    Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes talks with singer-songwriter Nilüfer Yanya, who opened for the band on tour, for the latest episode of Talkhouse Podcast, which you can hear here. The two spoke at the Pitchfork Music Festival about life on the road, writing while touring, and more. 

    Journal Topics: Artist News Web
  • Monday, August 27, 2018

    Gabriel Kahane stopped by WNYC Studios as the guest on New Sounds' Soundcheck. He spoke with host John Schaefer about his new album, Book of Travelers, and performed three songs from it: "November," "Baltimore," and "Little Love." "Terrific story, and a terrific record," says Schaefer. Watch the complete session here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Web
  • Monday, July 30, 2018

    Rhiannon Giddens's "At The Purchaser's Option," from her 2017 album, Freedom Highway, has made NPR Music's list of The 200 Greatest Songs By 21st Century Women+. The song comes in at No. 30 on list, part of NPR Music's Turning the Tables project. "The songs are by artists whose major musical contributions ... have shifted attitudes, defied categories and pushed sound in new directions," says NPR. "Giddens has become a leader in the Americana world by foregrounding her talent for telling black Americans' stories, as she does on her 2017 LP Freedom Highway."

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Web
  • Monday, July 23, 2018

    Punch Brothers celebrated the release of their new album, All Ashore, last Friday with a Facebook Live Q&A with The Bluegrass Situation. They discussed the album with host Craig Havighurst backstage at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, where they performed over two nights last weekend.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Video Web
  • Wednesday, July 11, 2018

    Rostam is a guest on the LSQ podcast with host Jenny Eliscu. The two met more than a decade ago, when Eliscu fell in "love at first listen" for Vampire Weekend, and she wrote about the band for Rolling Stone. "Rostam and I became friends and have had numerous conversations on the record and off in the years since but never one as focused as the conversation" for the podcast, she says. You can hear her chat with Rostam, an "all-around awesome dude," here.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Radio Web
  • Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    Lake Street Dive stopped by the Spotify Studios in NYC to perform "Good Kisser," from the album Free Yourself Up, and to offer a new spin on the Annie Lennox song "Walking on Broken Glass." Both are available now as exclusive Spotify Singles, which you can hear here. Lake Street Dive has begun the summer leg of its tour and will perform on the season finale of Live From Here with host Chris Thile and fellow guests Punch Brothers at Tanglewood on Saturday.

    Journal Topics: Artist News Web

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