1. 4-a-d:

    The official video for ‘Go’ ft. Blood Diamonds by actuallygrimes.

  2. Liam Bailey has been tweaking his fusion of rock, soul and R&B across the pond for the past decade, first with his own bands and later in collaboration with the electronic duo Chase and Status — on the U.K. dance hit “Blind Faith.” Hear the fiery English singer and guitarist perform in the Soundcheck studio.
(Photo: Haley Shaw/WNYC)

    Liam Bailey has been tweaking his fusion of rock, soul and R&B across the pond for the past decade, first with his own bands and later in collaboration with the electronic duo Chase and Status — on the U.K. dance hit “Blind Faith.” Hear the fiery English singer and guitarist perform in the Soundcheck studio.

    (Photo: Haley Shaw/WNYC)

  3. [Ian Curtis] was in a complete maelstrom compounded by the illness. I think because of the work and the enthusiasm he put in before he got ill, while the illness was degenerating, he didn’t want to let you down. I think he just looked at you and wanted to say, I’m alright. Don’t worry about me.

    — 

    Peter Hook, bassist for Joy Division and New Order, reflects on how the Joy Division front man fought through his illness.

    Hear the entire interview with Peter Hook at Soundcheck.org.

  4. nprmusic:

Ty Segall's lush, panoramic double-album piles on glam-rock excess without ever feeling excessive.
Stream Manipulator from NPR Music’s First Listen. 

    nprmusic:

    Ty Segall's lush, panoramic double-album piles on glam-rock excess without ever feeling excessive.

    Stream Manipulator from NPR Music’s First Listen

  5. nprmusic:

On Merchandise’s fourth album, the group looks to a pre-Internet era for its sound. 
Stream After the End from NPR Music’s First Listen. 

    nprmusic:

    On Merchandise’s fourth album, the group looks to a pre-Internet era for its sound. 

    Stream After the End from NPR Music’s First Listen

  6. worldcafe:

    Interpol have released “Ancient Ways”, a new song off upcoming LP El Pintor. Release is set for September 9th on Matador Records.

  7. Following the success of its 2012 debut, Shallow Bed, Dry The River decamped to Iceland to record its new album, Alarms In The Heart. Known for its delicate folk songs that build to emotional climaxes, the London band’s new songs cannot help but sound inspired by the country’s grandiose landscapes.
Stream the album in its entirety.

    Following the success of its 2012 debut, Shallow Bed, Dry The River decamped to Iceland to record its new album, Alarms In The Heart. Known for its delicate folk songs that build to emotional climaxes, the London band’s new songs cannot help but sound inspired by the country’s grandiose landscapes.

    Stream the album in its entirety.

  8. Gem Club in the Soundcheck studio.

    Gem Club in the Soundcheck studio.

  9. Hear the Los Angeles indie band Wildcat! Wildcat! play expansive synth pop songs from its debut No Moon At All in the Soundcheck studio.

    (Photo: Haley Shaw/WNYC)

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