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    Watch: Nickel Creek Performs from New Album, "A Dotted Line," on WNYC's Soundcheck
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    Nickel Creek—Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, and Sean Watkins—whose new album, A Dotted Line, debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200, upon its release on Nonesuch Records earlier this month, had celebrated release week with a number of television and radio performances, including WNYC's Soundcheck. The band performed three tracks from the album—"Destination," "21st of May," and "Rest of My Life"—and spoke with host John Schaefer about the new album and the long-awaited reunion tour. You can hear the full show and watch the three song performances below.

    From the start of their career, "Nickel Creek boasted adventurous songs that melded elements of progressive bluegrass and country, classical and jazz, traditional roots and rock, performed with ecstatic virtuosity and youthful liveliness," says the show. Now, officially reuniting for the first time since its 2007 self-described "indefinite hiatus," the band returns with the new album and a tour, which kicks off this Wednesday in Alabama. "And remarkably, while each member's distinctive musical voice comes through, the chemistry between Thile and Sara and Sean Watkins when they play together has never felt stronger ... Ultimately, while A Dotted Line documents a more mature Nickel Creek than it once was, yet that joyfully rebellious spirit that so many of us fell for still shines through." Read more at soundcheck.wnyc.org.

    To pick up a copy of A Dotted Line, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where vinyl (due April 29) and CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout. For details and tickets to Nickel Creek's US tour, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

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    21st of May

    Rest of My Life

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Watch: Nickel Creek Performs from New Album, "A Dotted Line," on WNYC's Soundcheck

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Nickel Creek celebrated the release of its new album, A Dotted Line, earlier this month with a number of TV and radio performances, including WNYC's Soundcheck, on which the band performed three tracks from the album—"Destination," "21st of May," and "Rest of My Life." You can hear the full show and watch the three song performances here. "Remarkably, while each member's distinctive musical voice comes through, the chemistry between Thile and Sara and Sean Watkins when they play together has never felt stronger," says the show. "While A Dotted Line documents a more mature Nickel Creek than it once was, yet that joyfully rebellious spirit that so many of us fell for still shines through." 

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Nickel Creek—Chris Thile, Sara Watkins, and Sean Watkins—whose new album, A Dotted Line, debuted at #7 on the Billboard 200, upon its release on Nonesuch Records earlier this month, had celebrated release week with a number of television and radio performances, including WNYC's Soundcheck. The band performed three tracks from the album—"Destination," "21st of May," and "Rest of My Life"—and spoke with host John Schaefer about the new album and the long-awaited reunion tour. You can hear the full show and watch the three song performances below.

From the start of their career, "Nickel Creek boasted adventurous songs that melded elements of progressive bluegrass and country, classical and jazz, traditional roots and rock, performed with ecstatic virtuosity and youthful liveliness," says the show. Now, officially reuniting for the first time since its 2007 self-described "indefinite hiatus," the band returns with the new album and a tour, which kicks off this Wednesday in Alabama. "And remarkably, while each member's distinctive musical voice comes through, the chemistry between Thile and Sara and Sean Watkins when they play together has never felt stronger ... Ultimately, while A Dotted Line documents a more mature Nickel Creek than it once was, yet that joyfully rebellious spirit that so many of us fell for still shines through." Read more at soundcheck.wnyc.org.

To pick up a copy of A Dotted Line, head to iTunes or the Nonesuch Store, where vinyl (due April 29) and CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout. For details and tickets to Nickel Creek's US tour, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

Nickel Creek on WNYC's Soundcheck:

Destination:

21st of May

Rest of My Life

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Nickel Creek: WNYC's Soundcheck, April 2014

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