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Jeff And Spencer Tweedy On Making Songs Together

Sep 25, 2014

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Sometimes when you make art, you can grasp the meaning ahead of time. Other times, the meaning has to reveal itself. That was the case with Sukierae, the debut album from Jeff Tweedy's new project, Tweedy.

Chuck Prophet: Care of the Night Surfer

Sep 22, 2014

Night Surfer, the thirteenth studio album for acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Chuck Prophet, will be released September 23 on Yep Roc Records. In advance of the release, the first single, “Wish Me Luck,” premiered today at WSJ’s Speakeasy. The single is also now available as an instant download with all album pre-orders.

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1619 Broadway is one of the most famous addresses in music. Near Times Square, nestled among the glass skyscrapers that have been built in recent years, the Brill Building is left over from a slightly older world. Recognizable by its golden art-deco front doorway, the building was the office for countless pop songwriters.

Mike Doughty returned to the scene last week with the release of Stellar Motel, an album that features guests ranging from Jay Boogs, Hand Job Academy, Miss Eaves, and MC Frontalot to drums-and-sax trio Moon Hooch to longtime cellist/live foil Andrew “Scrap” Livingston, to Japanese rap star Kim Uhnellys. Check out the video for “Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating in the Future,” the first track off Stellar Motel. With its driving beats and banjo intro, it’ll be your first indication that Doughty’s latest is unchartered and excited territory.

NPR MUSIC: LUCINDA WILLIAMS FIRST LISTEN... HERE...

There's something wonderfully contrarian about Lucinda Williams ending one of her multi-year silences with a double album. In 2014, no one is supposed to have time to appreciate three straight songs from one artist, much less an entire album.

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The New Pornographers At The Brill Building

Field RecordingsBenjamin Booker: Newport Folk Gets The Summertime Blues

By now, three-fourths of the way through The Beatles' sort-of-official 50th anniversary year, Fab Four fatigue is understandable. The past eight months alone have seen the Emmy-nominated Night That Changed America TV special (based on the 50th anniversary of the group's landmark Ed Sullivan appearances), the reissue of the American album catalog, an ongoing flood of increasingly repetitive books and the indefatigable 72-year-old Paul McCartney continuing his more-or-less dozen-year tour.

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