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Swimmin’ Time
One of the most critically acclaimed albums of 2014!

Check out their electrifying performance on Letterman last night—they absolutely crush it!



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Tonight, Bonnaroo is inviting fans to announce the bands while they get to watch a sneak peek of the Skrillex SuperJam Documentary plus more great performances from The Farm.

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Rhiannon Giddens' ascent began with her beat-box-infused version of Blu Cantrell's "Hit 'Em Up Style" — from Carolina Chocolate Drops' album Genuine Negro Jig — and continued with her show-stealing Gaelic song performance in the concert film Another Day, Another Time. Her take on Bob Dylan lyrics as a member of The New Basement Tapes dazzled.


The song that knocked Taylor Swift off the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week is a pulsing, funky rager sung by Bruno Mars. But the name on the track, and the vision behind it, belong to someone else. "Uptown Funk" is the first single from a new album by British producer, songwriter and musician Mark Ronson.

The song was written by Paul for the record-breaking video game Destiny, and until now has been exclusively available within the game itself.  Produced by Giles Martin, “Hope For The Future” is as epic as the game itself.

We're getting closer to the January 20th, when the world will finally get their hands on the incredible new album from The Decemberists, What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World. 

Want to play a Tiny Desk Concert? Now's your chance: NPR Music and Lagunitas are holding a contest, and the winner gets to perform at my desk here at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Pity the mid-career artist, stuck in the long middle distance of working things out. Youth is honey, redolent of novelty, physical charm and energetic self-absorption. Veteran status, while still dangerously marginal, at least affords deference, since few in our culture expect creative lives to last as long as life itself. Young artists run on guts and glamour, while older ones may find themselves motivated by the respect they've finally received. But in the middle, things get murky. The long haul of perfecting an aesthetic can turn repetitive and feel fruitless.