1. For all Lily & Madeleine's inviting pop sensibilities, these are inward-looking songs; secrets between siblings.
Stream Fumes from NPR Music’s First Listen. 

    For all Lily & Madeleine's inviting pop sensibilities, these are inward-looking songs; secrets between siblings.

    Stream Fumes from NPR Music’s First Listen

  2. On its tribute to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Flaming Lips heads down curious side roads.
Stream With A Little Help From My Fwends from NPR Music’s First Listen. 

    On its tribute to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Flaming Lips heads down curious side roads.

    Stream With A Little Help From My Fwends from NPR Music’s First Listen

  3. Sleater-Kinney announce new album, share song. Carrie Brownstein tells us the time was right to reunite

    Photo: Brigitte Sire

  4. worldcafe:

Check out today’s World Cafe Session with Sam Amidon who brought along guitar legend Bill Frisell in the studio today to speak with World Cafe and play songs from the record, ‘Lily-O’. Stream the entire segment and check out a session video on nprmusic below! 
Sam Amidon And Bill Frisell On World Cafe

    worldcafe:

    Check out today’s World Cafe Session with Sam Amidon who brought along guitar legend Bill Frisell in the studio today to speak with World Cafe and play songs from the record, ‘Lily-O’. Stream the entire segment and check out a session video on nprmusic below!

    Sam Amidon And Bill Frisell On World Cafe

  5. Those songs were battle hymns. They were not tours. They were wars that we fought.

    — Henry Rollins on the various reunions of Black Flag. He gave a long Q&A at the Smithsonian with music critic Chris Richards and bandwidthdc has the transcription. 

  6. wnyc:

The Venezuelan artist JB takes album covers from bands including Megadeth, Smashing Pumpkins, and Beastie Boys and turns them into animated GIFs. We say the result are better than the originals.
http://bit.ly/1sQG2bs

Oh, man the GIF for Iron Maiden’s Piece of Mind will give me nightmares. —Lars

    wnyc:

    The Venezuelan artist JB takes album covers from bands including Megadeth, Smashing Pumpkins, and Beastie Boys and turns them into animated GIFs. We say the result are better than the originals.

    http://bit.ly/1sQG2bs

    Oh, man the GIF for Iron Maiden’s Piece of Mind will give me nightmares. —Lars

    (Source: vanityfiend)

  7. RSVP for the NPR Music Showcase now! Oct. 22 @ lprnyc in NYC. 

  8. While y’all wait for that RSVP link to the NPR Music showcase during the CMJ Music marathon, here’s a brand new jam from B.J. the Chicago Kid. He’s on a bill with Elle Varner, Lia Ices and Cayetana, Oct. 22 @ lprnyc

  9. We’re throwing a party during the CMJ Music Marathon with Elle Varner, Lia Ices, B.J. the Chicago Kid and Cayetana! Stay tuned for the RSVP link. 

    We’re throwing a party during the CMJ Music Marathon with Elle Varner, Lia Ices, B.J. the Chicago Kid and Cayetana! Stay tuned for the RSVP link. 

  10. LIVE TONIGHT: Watch Wynton Marsalis present a new work inspired by the Santería religion, featuring pianist Chucho Valdés. That starts at 9 p.m. ET.