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Vampire Weekend: New Sounds Signal The End Of An Era

Singer Ezra Koenig says the band's new album, Modern Vampires of the City, is the final part of a trilogy — and the product of a lot of reflection on time and aging.

Aesop Rock And Kimya Dawson Showcase Their Strengths

As The Uncluded, the two cancel each other's weaknesses — Dawson gains heft, while Aesop Rock lightens up. Critic Robert Christgau says the collaborative album is almost like two halves of a whole.

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Dawn McCarthy On World Cafe

The singers perform classic Everly Brothers tunes from their new album, What the Brothers Sang.

Dawes Knows Where It's Been And Where It's Headed

Dawes has just released its third album, Stories Don't End. The band has cited Neil Young and Crosby, Stills & Nash among its influences, but channels them with good humor and confidence that its own distinctiveness will shine through.

When The Right One Comes Along: How 'Nashville' Tells Stories In Song

The mostly unreleased songs on the TV show Nashville are easily woven into the drama. They appear organically in living room songwriting sessions, late night honky-tonks or stadium dress rehearsals. But someone has to track them all down.