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Yo La Tengo Covers The Cure, Hank Williams and The Parliaments on New Album [LISTEN]

Yo La Tengo, one of America's most seminal and longest lasting rock groups ever, is back again with a new album of covers titled 'Stuff Like That There' featuring covers of iconic groups such as The Cure, Hank Williams and The Parliaments. The album ...

Stream Vince Staples Debut Album 'Summertime '06' On NPR

Long Beach, California rapper Vince Staples is gearing up for one of the most ambitious hip-hop debuts in the past several years and we can now the fruits of his labor. Vince Staples's debut major label album Summertime '06 is now streaming in full ...

Stream Alabama Shakes's New Album 'Sound & Color' Ahead of April 21 Release [LISTEN]

Alabama Shakes have been offering bits of their new album 'Sound & Color' recently, but NPR now has the entire effort available to stream ahead of its April 21 release. The new LP is the band's highly anticipated second album following the success of ...

AraabMuzik Talks Touring, Remixes and Huge Library of Songs

AraabMuzik — birth name Abraham Orellana — is a 25-year-old, self-made producer known for his prolific beat library and work with Eminem, 50 Cent, Busta Rhymes and several other hip-hop stars.

Wolfgang Rihm Receives Grawmeyer Award from University of Louisville for 15-Minute 'IN-SCHRIFT 2' Composition

For Wolfgang Rihm, his follow-up composition "IN-SCHRIFT 2" has garnered a lot of attention and acclaim. Thus, for his astounding work, Rihm has been given the 2015 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

Bill Cosby Is Doing Damage Control, Refuses to Discuss Revived Rape Allegations

Bill Cosby has spent a decade defending himself against allegations made by various women. While the comedian has prided himself on having a fairly wholesome image with generations remembering him primarily as Dr. Huxtable, when not peddling Pudding ...

Stream Damien Rice's New Effort 'My Favourite Faded Fantasy' [LISTEN]

Damien Rice's last studio album, 9, came out eight years ago. For fans who can't wait until Nov. 10 when his follow-up, My Favourite Faded Fantasy, is released, the whole album is currently streaming over at NPR.

Stream Yusuf Cat Stevens's New Album 'Tell 'Em I'm Gone' Now [LISTEN]

Yusuf Cat Stevens's new album "Tell 'Em I'm Gone" will be released Oct. 27, but NPR is currently streaming the record in its entirety.

Gustavo Dudamel and Director Alberto Arvelo Team Up to Score New Simon Bolivar Film 'The Liberator'

A most resounding political figure, Simon Bolivar was paid tribute in the U.S. this weekend via the new movie about his life in "The Liberator." And the film premieres the first ever scoring efforts of none other than the famous conductor Gustavo ...

STREAM: Organist Cameron Carpenter's New Sony Classical Album, 'If You Could Read My Mind,' via NPR's 'First Listen'

We've premiered him before, of course. Namely, the video for Cameron Carpenter's "Alfie" from his Sony Classical debut If You Could Read My Mind. Not that we didn't know, but here on the full stream of CC's International Touring Organ disc is a ...

WATCH: Asian Small-Clawed Otters from National Zoo Play Piano, Better Than an Orangutan Plays the Xylophone?

If you put a thousand otters in a room and give them a keyboard, one is bound to write Beethoven.

Kris Bowers Teaches YouTubers the History of Jazz Piano Playing from the 1800s to Now, NPR Makes Corrections

YouTube can always secure a firm grip on the latest trending media. Perhaps one of those videos that has become a household, well, vid, is the "Evolution of Dance" phenomenon. You remember it, maybe fragments of a orange-shirt, jean-wearing dance ...

Viral Vixens: German Quartet Salut Salon Dominate YouTube Channels with Deliciously Humorous, Idiosyncratic Performance

For a good time, call the new German quartet Salut Salon. The group of women, trending on the social mediascapes, infuse a refreshing new blend of music, acrobatics and, believe it or not, some slapstick humor.

Wish You Had Perfect Pitch? Researchers Find Epilepsy Drug May Help Adults Develop Rare Skill

According to a research report published last week, scientists have discovered that Valproate, a drug used to treat epilepsy, can help adults develop perfect pitch.

Houston Symphony Welcomes Andrés Orozco-Estrada Amid Surge in Donations, Subscriptions

The Houston Symphony has a lot to celebrate for their 100th anniversary. As they ready the arrival of music director designate Andrés Orozco-Estrada--he'll conduct four programs this season--the ensemble has announced some excellent

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