Posted: 2020-08-05 07:57:00
In a guest-filled new single called "AUATC (Ate Up All Their Cake)," Justin Vernon teams up with Springsteen, Jenny Lewis, Jenn Wasner and others....
Posted: 2020-08-05 09:50:00
David Greene talks to Christylez Bacon, a rapper based in Washington D.C., about his song "Quarantined," which describes the conditions he's seen in the nation's capital during the COVID-19 ...
John Legend: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert...

John Legend: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert


This four-song set for Tiny Desk's quarantine series is utter joy....
Posted: 2020-08-03 02:00:22
John Legend: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
This four-song set for Tiny Desk's quarantine series is utter joy....
Beyonce's Visual Ode, 'Black Is Kin...

Beyonce's Visual Ode, 'Black Is King,' Arrives


The project leapfrogged from last year's Bey-curated soundtrack to The Lion King to now arriving on Disney's new streaming service....
Posted: 2020-07-31 07:00:56
Beyonce's Visual Ode, 'Black Is King,' Arrives
The project leapfrogged from last year's Bey-curated soundtrack to The Lion King to now arriving on Disney's new streaming service....
Stream Billie Eilish's New Song, 'M...

Stream Billie Eilish's New Song, 'My Future'


If anyone could take her career to the next level during lockdown, it's Billie Eilish. "My Future," written and recorded in Los Angeles during lockdown, is a dreamy ode to freedom....
Posted: 2020-07-31 12:28:46
Stream Billie Eilish's New Song, 'My Future'
If anyone could take her career to the next level during lockdown, it's Billie Eilish. "My Future," written and recorded in Los Angeles during lockdown, is a dreamy ode to freedom....

Posted: 2020-07-30 04:00:55
Live on YouTube, Bob Boilen and Kevin Cole will watch their favorites entries to the 2020 Contest and discuss what made them stand out from the thousands we saw this year....
Posted: 2020-07-24 04:08:29
Swift's eighth studio album — recorded in isolation and announced just a day before it was released — features collaborations with members of The National and Bon Iver....
Watch Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf Episode 7 F...

Watch Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf Episode 7 Featuring WFUV's Rita Houston


Live on YouTube, Bob Boilen and Rita Houston will watch their favorites entries to the 2020 Contest and discuss what made them stand out from the thousands we saw this year....
Posted: 2020-07-23 04:00:23
Watch Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf Episode 7 Featuring WFUV's Rita Houston
Live on YouTube, Bob Boilen and Rita Houston will watch their favorites entries to the 2020 Contest and discuss what made them stand out from the thousands we saw this year....
Tiny Desk Contest 2020: Entries Public Radio ...

Tiny Desk Contest 2020: Entries Public Radio Loves


Each year, the Tiny Desk Contest receives entries from all 50 states, thanks to help from NPR Member stations across the country. Here are some of the 2020 entries that Member stations love....
Posted: 2020-07-21 02:00:23
Tiny Desk Contest 2020: Entries Public Radio Loves
Each year, the Tiny Desk Contest receives entries from all 50 states, thanks to help from NPR Member stations across the country. Here are some of the 2020 entries that Member stations love....
Watch Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf Episode 6 F...

Watch Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf Episode 6 Featuring Gina Chavez


Live on YouTube, Bob Boilen and Gina Chavez will watch their favorites entries to the 2020 Contest and discuss what made them stand out from the thousands we saw this year....
Posted: 2020-07-16 04:00:31
Watch Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf Episode 6 Featuring Gina Chavez
Live on YouTube, Bob Boilen and Gina Chavez will watch their favorites entries to the 2020 Contest and discuss what made them stand out from the thousands we saw this year....

Posted: 2020-07-16 09:02:00
Ten artists from Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean recorded tracks using birdsong from their country, with all profits of the vinyl and digital release going to bird conservation pro...
Posted: 2020-07-09 04:01:11
Live on YouTube, Bob Boilen and Radio Milwaukee's Tarik Moody will watch their favorites entries to the 2020 Contest and discuss what made them stand out from the thousands we saw this year....
On Her New Song 'Horsemen,' Angelic...

On Her New Song 'Horsemen,' Angelica Garcia Imagines The Apocalypse


For the Morning Edition Song Project in which musicians catalog life in the era of COVID-19, Angelica Garcia conjures the four horsemen of the apocalypse in a disquieting piano ballad....
Posted: 2020-07-08 09:01:05
On Her New Song 'Horsemen,' Angelica Garcia Imagines The Apocalypse
For the Morning Edition Song Project in which musicians catalog life in the era of COVID-19, Angelica Garcia conjures the four horsemen of the apocalypse in a disquieting piano ballad....
Pop Smoke's First And Final Album Falls ...

Pop Smoke's First And Final Album Falls Between Two Worlds


The rapper quickly drew attention over the course of 2019, as one of the newest and brightest stars of an emerging generation of New York artists....
Posted: 2020-07-03 10:00:55
Pop Smoke's First And Final Album Falls Between Two Worlds
The rapper quickly drew attention over the course of 2019, as one of the newest and brightest stars of an emerging generation of New York artists....
Watch Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf Episode 4 F...

Watch Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf Episode 4 Featuring Quinn Christopherson


Live on YouTube, Bob Boilen and Quinn Christopherson (winner of the 2019 Tiny Desk Contest) will watch their favorites 2020 entries and discuss what made them stand out....
Posted: 2020-07-02 04:00:24
Watch Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf Episode 4 Featuring Quinn Christopherson
Live on YouTube, Bob Boilen and Quinn Christopherson (winner of the 2019 Tiny Desk Contest) will watch their favorites 2020 entries and discuss what made them stand out....

Posted: 2020-06-30 07:50:00
At 79, 74 and 87 years old, respectively, these three veteran songwriters prove that it's possible to release poignant and powerful work late in an artist's career....
Posted: 2020-06-30 01:36:54
Stevens' eighth solo studio album will be released September 25, with its first single coming on Friday....
Heat Check: Underrated And Elevating...

Heat Check: Underrated And Elevating


Whether stealthy rotation faves or creatives re-introducing themselves, this week's Heat Check head-nods the musical stalwarts who deserve flowers mid-climb....
Posted: 2020-06-30 01:12:21
Heat Check: Underrated And Elevating
Whether stealthy rotation faves or creatives re-introducing themselves, this week's Heat Check head-nods the musical stalwarts who deserve flowers mid-climb....
Someone Finally Remembered William Dawson...

Someone Finally Remembered William Dawson's 'Negro Folk Symphony'


Broadcast nationwide in 1934 and praised by listeners and critics alike, a masterful symphony soon fell silent. A new recording hopes to help revive an American treasure....
Posted: 2020-06-26 03:45:25
Someone Finally Remembered William Dawson's 'Negro Folk Symphony'
Broadcast nationwide in 1934 and praised by listeners and critics alike, a masterful symphony soon fell silent. A new recording hopes to help revive an American treasure....
Hear 'I'm So Happy I Cry,' Fan...

Hear 'I'm So Happy I Cry,' Fantastic Negrito's New Song With Tarriona 'Tank' Ball


The first-ever song to feature two Tiny Desk Contest winners comes from Fantastic Negrito's forthcoming album, Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?, out in August....
Posted: 2020-06-25 05:06:08
Hear 'I'm So Happy I Cry,' Fantastic Negrito's New Song With Tarriona 'Tank' Ball
The first-ever song to feature two Tiny Desk Contest winners comes from Fantastic Negrito's forthcoming album, Have You Lost Your Mind Yet?, out in August....

Posted: 2020-06-25 04:00:58
Live on YouTube, Bob Boilen and Raina Douris watched their favorites entries to the 2020 Contest and discussed what made them stand out from the thousands we saw this year....
Posted: 2020-06-23 03:54:33
In a week of rapid headlines and surprise releases, these tracks from City Girls, Noname, Anderson .Paak and more attempt to restore the feeling without disregarding reality....
Beyoncé Releases New Song 'Black Parade...

Beyoncé Releases New Song 'Black Parade' In The Final Hours Of Juneteenth


"Black Parade," a call to action and a salve for a wounded nation, is the latest example of Beyoncé using her pop domination to put Black pride front and center....
Posted: 2020-06-20 02:51:37
Beyoncé Releases New Song 'Black Parade' In The Final Hours Of Juneteenth
"Black Parade," a call to action and a salve for a wounded nation, is the latest example of Beyoncé using her pop domination to put Black pride front and center....
Teyana Taylor On 'The Album' And As...

Teyana Taylor On 'The Album' And Asserting Her Creative Vision


NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Teyana Taylor about The Album, her anticipated follow-up to the Kanye West-produced K.T.S.E. that features guests like Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliott and Erykah Ba...
Posted: 2020-06-19 07:37:00
Teyana Taylor On 'The Album' And Asserting Her Creative Vision
NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Teyana Taylor about The Album, her anticipated follow-up to the Kanye West-produced K.T.S.E. that features guests like Lauryn Hill, Missy Elliott and Erykah Ba...
Anderson .Paak's 'Lockdown' Ex...

Anderson .Paak's 'Lockdown' Examines The Quiet Spaces Of An Uprising


In a new song and video, Anderson .Paak and video director Dave Meyers take a hushed look at the lives amidst the movement....
Posted: 2020-06-19 06:44:24
Anderson .Paak's 'Lockdown' Examines The Quiet Spaces Of An Uprising
In a new song and video, Anderson .Paak and video director Dave Meyers take a hushed look at the lives amidst the movement....

Posted: 2020-06-18 09:07:00
For the Morning Edition Song Project, we've been asking musicians to write and perform an original song for us. First up, Ketch Secor catalogs the state of the country on "Pray for America."...
Posted: 2020-06-16 03:15:18
Whether it's a trap anthem for the protests or a tale of petty personal betrayal, this week's Heat Check considers the bigger picture....
Bettye LaVette's 'Strange Fruit...

Bettye LaVette's 'Strange Fruit' Offers A Moment To Mourn And Renew


This song's story always must be told and heard again; we have not yet moved beyond the need for its witnessing....
Posted: 2020-06-12 05:23:47
Bettye LaVette's 'Strange Fruit' Offers A Moment To Mourn And Renew
This song's story always must be told and heard again; we have not yet moved beyond the need for its witnessing....
Watch John Prine Play His Last Recorded Song,...

Watch John Prine Play His Last Recorded Song, 'I Remember Everything'


Shortly before his death, Prine sat down, in his living room, with producer Dave Cobb to record one last plainspoken reflection. It's a deeply graceful look back at a life well lived....
Posted: 2020-06-12 01:57:52
Watch John Prine Play His Last Recorded Song, 'I Remember Everything'
Shortly before his death, Prine sat down, in his living room, with producer Dave Cobb to record one last plainspoken reflection. It's a deeply graceful look back at a life well lived....