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How One Band Turned A Ghost Town Into A Giant Recording Studio

The Danish band Efterklang literally went to the ends of the earth — an arctic island 400 miles north of mainland Europe, to be exact — to make its album Piramida.

Robyn Hitchcock: 'Rock 'N' Roll Is An Old Man's Game Now'

The British singer and guitarist has generated hundreds of songs in a career that begins in the 1970s fronting The Soft Boys. His latest album is called Love from London.

Rhye: Men Of Mystery Find A Feminine Sound

Some lush and sexy music videos were all listeners knew of the the soulful pop duo — until recently. NPR's Celeste Headlee speaks with Mike Milosh and Robin Hannibal as they prepare to release their debut album as Rhye.

David Bowie, Rock's Shape Shifter, Returns

After 10 years out of the public eye, the new album from Bowie, The Next Day, proves he's still a compelling pop star in today's music world.

The Bryan Ferry Orchestra On World Cafe

With a new album of instrumental arrangements, the innovative Roxy Music frontman re-imagines some of his classic songs through the prism of 1920s jazz.

Ben Goldberg's Variations: Two New Albums From A San Francisco Jazz Staple

Known for his work in New Klezmer Trio, clarinetist Ben Goldberg has just released two new albums for different quintets: Subatomic Particle Homesick Blues and Unfold Ordinary Mind.