Tag Archive: NPR


Benjamin Gibbard has released another song from his new solo album Former Lives out October 16th. The song is called “Bigger Than Love” and it also features singer Aimee Mann. The song is another diary entry from the lyricists who can mix emotions and narratives so well. check out the song on NPR and see what you think.

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The Avett Brothers have a new album coming out on September 11th called The Carpenter. The folk/bluegrass group continues their knack for creating songs with meaningful themes and yet catchy hooks at the same time. The album continues their journey from the band’s last effort with songs that catchy hooks mixed in with more introspective fare. You can stream the entire album on NPR before its release here at this link. i think the band has another winner on their hands, let me know what you think.

NPR has made Bird’s new album Break It Yourself available for streaming in its entirety. The album starts of quietly and then builds into a great blooming achievement that continues to show off what a great talent Bird is. There are not many real “artists” today like their used to be so getting to experience one that is clearly in his prime is a treat for the listening audience. Check out the link here to Stream the album on NPR’s First Listen.

Our friends at NPR have given us another new musical treat this week by allowing us to hear the entire new Fanfarlo album before its release on Feb 28th. The album entitled Rooms Filled With Light is another good rock-folk album from the group. The band has a way of making a song that would otherwise be melancholy into a joyous experience with a great slow build that only emphasizes the impact. The band knows exactly how to get your attention and with this album I know they surely will. Check out the new album here. Stream Fanfarlo Album

NPR is currently streaming the new Stephen Malkmus and The Jicks album in its entirety ahead of its August 23rd release date. The Beck produces album called Mirror Traffic already features the first two singles “Tigers” and “Senator”. If you liked these two offereings then I suggest you check out the rest of the album Here. Listen and let me know what you think.