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Fri, 02 Dec 2016 08:00:15 -0500"I didn't set out to write any of this stuff. It was kind of just what was eating at me," lead singer Patterson Hood says of the politically charged songs on the Truckers' latest album.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:00:14 -0500Ease into the season of "best-of" lists with a handful of standout tracks from 2016: five retro-sounding, five cutting-edge.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 08:00:14 -0500Americana's Emerging Artist of the Year plays live onstage at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Watch the performance and a conversation with NPR Music's Ann Powers.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:28:51 -0500Bonet's soulful new EP, The Visitor, feels immediately comforting, but still mysterious. Hear two songs.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:03:33 -0500The singer-songwriter's latest work has an optimistic, outward-facing spirit inspired by her new front porch in Woodstock, N.Y.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 09:00:12 -0500The band's longtime drummer shares everything you wanted to know about the early years of Pink Floyd.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:56:38 -0500The Brooklyn band, featuring songwriting partners Adrianne Lenker and Buck Meek, released its debut earlier this year. Hear tales from the studio and live performances in this session.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:12:00 -0500The Water Liars member heads south for his new solo album, Constant Stranger. Hear two songs.
Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:09:14 -0500The singer-songwriter performs songs from Midnight. Hallelujah., her first new album since the one-woman show she wrote and performed off Broadway.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:18:14 -0500Electronic beats and guitars coexist in this psychedelic dance-rock band. Hear the session and watch a performance of "Slipping."
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:38:29 -0500When World Cafe traveled to Australia recently, we found a passionate new band that's made for bigger stages.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 19:02:00 -0500Politics and music still drive the Midnight Oil frontman, who's back to recording and touring after several years in Australia's Parliament.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 18:51:55 -0500"Our main motto is that we love music — particularly new music and particularly Australian music," says Lachlan Macara. He and colleague Dave Ruby Howe run triple j Radio's music-discovery site.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 17:43:00 -0500After just two singles, there's already a huge buzz around Hannah Joy and her band.
Tue, 15 Nov 2016 17:53:00 -0500The Australian newcomer's music blends country, blues, folk and rock. Hear Jacklin perform a live session during World Cafe's visit to Australia.