Go! Pop! Bang! is grounded in the Baltimore club sound — super-danceable, lots of bass and crazily fast rapping. Rye Rye's debut album was all set to be released in 2009, but then sweeping changes in her life got in the way.
The quartet, which won an international following with the 2004 debut Hot Fuss, is one of the last stadium-rock acts left on the radio. Battle Born is the band's first album after a five-year hiatus during which the members were tested by personal loss.
Blues, gospel and jazz singer Lea Gilmore describes herself as "just a little black girl from Baltimore." But she has a big voice that has touched audiences across the world. She speaks with guest host Celeste Headlee about her life, her music and being the only black person in Siberia.
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