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Hard To Categorize: Joseph C. Phillips' Album 'Changing Same' Is Out Tuesday

Joseph C. Phillips Jr. creates music that sounds classical, funky and sometimes cinematic. He deconstructs his compositions for NPR's Rachel Martin.
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Christian Rich: 'We've Always Done Everything Together'

Twin brothers Kehinde and Taiwo Hassan's debut album, FW14, is out now. They discuss stepping out front as producers, their sci-fi influences and even their short-lived career as investment bankers.
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Spandau Ballet On Its Reunion And 'Looking Outrageous'

"It was almost like the background in Britain was black-and-white, and we wanted to be in color," vocalist Tony Hadley says of the band's place in late-'70s London.
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First Listen: Yo La Tengo, ‘Stuff Like That There’

“We would write our songs soft / Then we would try to make them tough.” That’s a line from “Before We Stopped To Think,” a song by the obscure, now-defunct indie-rock band Great Plains, covered by...
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First Listen: Destroyer, ‘Poison Season’

While membership in Canadian power-pop supergroup The New Pornographers brought attention from a generation of indie-rock fans, Dan Bejar was already two albums deep into his solo project,...
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First Listen: Beach House, ‘Depression Cherry’

Beach House works with a simple set of ingredients — a few vintage keyboards, programmed drums, an electric guitar and the drowsily alluring voice of Victoria Legrand — to evoke a specific tone...
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First Listen: Ruby Amanfu, ‘Standing Still’

Ruby Amanfu made an incredible impression as Jack White‘s visual and vocal foil during live and recorded performances of his 2012 single “Love Interruption” — she as the inscrutable, bouffant...
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First Listen: Maddie & Tae, ‘Start Here’

People on the cusp of maturity get called a lot of things. They’re juveniles when they’re in trouble, teenagers when they’re having fun, adolescents when they’re at the therapist’s office, young...
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First Listen: Anna Thorvaldsdottír, ‘In The Light Of Air’

The album might be called In the Light of Air, but it’s anything but conventionally light or airy. Instead, this rumbling, evocative music by composer Anna Thorvaldsdottír seems grounded...
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A Witness To History: Guest DJ Arturo O'Farrill

Alt.Latino talks to a bandleader with deep roots in Cuban music and a role in current events. O'Farrill just released a new album called Cuba: The Conversation Continues.

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