Music Videos

NPR
May 22, 2015 | NPR · Watch two master musicians combine the sounds of harp and guitar into a singular, evocative instrument in music influenced by Africa and Asia.
 

KCRW
May 21, 2015 | KCRW · Watch the Swedish-Argentine singer perform “Let It Carry You,” a stunningly beautiful song from Vestiges And Claws, live in the studio.
 

Courtesy of the artist
May 21, 2015 | NPR · The Chinese psych band breathes in every sound to exhale a dazzling collage. The group members go through the minutiae of the everyday to reach enlightenment in a beautifully shot video.
 

NPR
May 21, 2015 | NPR · The acoustic guitarist’s “Song For The Setting Sun II” boldly leaps around a sunlit room in Stratford Hall, home to four generations of Virginia’s Lee family.
 

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May 20, 2015 | NPR · Trust falls, Ferris wheels, and nostalgia define the new video for “Before The World Was Big” from lo-fi punk duo Girlpool.
 

NPR
May 19, 2015 | NPR · The Scottish group’s intense, electronics-driven, hip-hop-infused poetry is reduced to just the barest essentials in this set, which spans two songs and just four minutes.
 

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May 19, 2015 | NPR · After eating mass-produced sushi, a man goes on a pulsing psychedelic trip full of benevolent ghosts, skyscraper Tetris and terrifying hallucinations.
 

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May 19, 2015 | NPR · After the breakup of The Oath, vocalist Johanna Sadonis returns with Lucifer. In the video for “Izrael,” the hard-rock band drives a hearse and sports ritualistic metal masks.
 

Pickathon
May 19, 2015 | opbmusic · The L.A. hip-hop duo reaches a high point in its Pickathon set with “Tuxedo Rap.”
 

KEXP
May 18, 2015 | KEXP · The trio packs the studio with horns, strings and percussion to achieve its big, layered sound.
 

 

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News

AP
May 26, 2015 | NPR · Do the glasses make the man? Four years ago, then-Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s presidential run was derailed by one word — oops. He admits now he wasn’t healthy then, and he’s trying to make up for it.
 

KUOW
May 26, 2015 | KUOW · Caring for the nation’s veterans when they are dying can be a complex task, but the Army and the VA are working to help them.
 

Courtesy of Prado Museum
May 26, 2015 | NPR · The renowned Spanish museum has made 3-D copies of some of its most iconic works to allow blind people to feel them.
 

Arts & Life

Courtesy of David Jay/Unknown Soldier
May 25, 2015 | NPR · “I take these pictures so that we can look; we can see what we’re not supposed to see,” says photographer David Jay. “And we need to see them because we created them.”
 

Courtesy of Dutton
May 24, 2015 | NPR · “I’ve never accused myself of being manly,” Offerman says, noting his real-life persona is different from his Parks and Recreation character. His book is a set of essays about people who inspire him.
 

Associated Press
May 24, 2015 | NPR · Meara, who was married to Jerry Stiller and mom to Ben Stiller, had roles on Rhoda, Alf, Sex and the City and The King of Queens.
 

Music

May 26, 2015 | NPR · Each month for our series Heavy Rotation, public radio music stations name a favorite song. Carmel Holt of WFUV in New York talks about her choice: the song “Hard Time” by Swedish artist Seinabo Sey.
 

May 26, 2015 | NPR · Brandon Flowers is the frontman for the band the Killers, and he makes his own music in between albums his group puts out. David Greene talks to Flowers about his new solo album: “The Desired Effect.”
 

May 25, 2015 | NPR · A new anthology called In the Beginning chronicles the sound of Wes Montgomery, one of the most influential guitar players of all time, in his early years.
 

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