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  • Ben Folds, Nick Hornby, Pomplamoose: "Things You Think" [cover]

    Video: Ben Folds & Nick Hornby Join Pomplamoose for VideoSong "Things You Think"

    Ben Folds and Nick Hornby have taken the collaborative spirit of their forthcoming album, Lonely Avenue, and joined up with another duo, Jack Conte and Nataly Dawn of Pomplamoose, for the VideoSong "Things You Think," featuring music by Folds and lyrics by Hornby. The song is available now on iTunes, and the video is just out on YouTube. Watch it here.

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    Björk Receives Polar Music Prize at Stockholm Awards Ceremony

    Björk is in Stockholm to receive the 2010 Polar Music Prize in a gala ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall tonight. His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden will present her with the prize. The awards ceremony at Stockholm Concert Hall includes performances by Sweden's own Robyn and others and will be broadcast live on Swedish TV4 and via TV4 Play at 5:30 PM CEST / 11:30 AM EST.

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    Ben Folds "Lonely Interviews" Continue with Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Michelle Branch

    The Ben Folds "Lonely Interview" series of live online video interviews continues this week, following last week's chat with Bob Saget. Up today are Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer at 6 PM ET and Michelle Branch at 7 PM ET; on Thursday, Ben talks to fans Corey Young (6:30 PM) and Nina Jankowicz (7 PM); and Friday at 4 PM, it's UK video blogger Charlie McDonnell. Tune in at benfolds.com/chat.

  • Philip Selway: Familial [cover]

    Philip Selway's "Familial" Now Playing on NPR's First Listen

    Philip Selway's debut solo album, Familial, can now be heard streaming in its entirety, featured as NPR's First Listen, at npr.org. "As a member of one of the most accomplished rock bands in the world, the bar is set pretty high," says NPR's Robin Hilton. "But when you listen to the beautifully produced pieces Selway came up with on Familial, it's easy to see him not as a percussionist, but as a genuine singer-songwriter." Hilton continues: "Selway can sing, and he's got a wonderfully nuanced voice ... And the songs Selway wrote sound heartfelt and inspired."

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    Ben Folds Announces First Two Interviewers in the "Lonely Interview" Series

    Ben Folds has announced the first two fan interviewers in his series of live online video interviews leading up to the release of his collaboration with Nick Hornby, Lonely Avenue: Josh Sondock and Lauren Gardier, who will interview Ben Wednesday, August 18. The following day, Ben will speak with the inimitable Mr. Bob Saget. Lonely Avenue is available for pre-order now.

  • The Black Keys: Rock Band Pack 01

    The Black Keys to Make Their Rock Band Debut

    The Black Keys will make their debut in the Rock Band Music Store of downloadable content for the Xbox 360, PlayStation3, and Wii on August 17. The Black Keys Pack 01 will feature “Strange Times” and “I Got Mine,” off 2008's Attack & Release, and “Your Touch” off the band's Nonesuch debut album, Magic Potion.

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    Christina Courtin Performs Daytrotter Session of Songs from Her Nonesuch Debut

    Christina Courtin recently performed a number of songs off her Nonesuch debut album for a Daytrotter Session, now available online. The session features the songs "Green Jay," "Foreign Country," "Jackson," "Bundah," and "Hedonistic Paradise." Says Daytrotter: "There's sadness in her pretty voice, but there's also this kind of big-eyed wonder in it."

  • Punch Brothers: "Antifogmatic" [cover]

    Punch Brothers' "Antifogmatic" Named Rhapsody Album of the Day

    Punch Brothers close out a banner week with Rhapsody naming their new album, Antifogmatic, Album of the Day, calling its songs "so strong and the emotional impact of the material so direct" that they supersede their complex mix of genres. Relix says: "In the world of acoustic music, mandolinist Chris Thile is arguably the most elastic and wildly imaginative player/singer/composer of his generation. He has met his matches in his fellow Punch Brothers," and their new album "is better than the best of all their worlds."

  • Laurie Anderson: "Only an Expert" Indaba Remix

    Laurie Anderson "Only an Expert" Remix Winners Announced

    In April, Laurie Anderson, Nonesuch Records, and Indaba Music launched a search for collaborators to remix her new song, “Only an Expert,” from the album Homeland. The jury of experts, including Anderson and Lou Reed, have now chosen a Grand Prize Winner and two Runners-Up, and fans have chosen ten Honorable Mentions, all of which can be heard here. "We loved all the entries," says Anderson. "What a huge variety. Thanks for sending the great music."

  • Punch Brothers: "Antifogmatic" [cover]

    Punch Brothers' New Album Now Streaming on Spinner; Bonnaroo Set Available on NPR.org

    The Punch Brothers new album, Antifogmatic, is out tomorrow and is streaming in full all week at Spinner. Their Bonnaroo set is now online via NPR. The Wall Street Journal calls them "across-the-board excellent." New York Times counted their take on Radiohead among the festival's standout covers. The Star-Tribune, reviewing their opening set for Steve Martin in Minneapolis, raves: "Punch Brothers were creative, exciting and wow-inducing." The Independent calls the new album "coolly fascinating."