Music Videos

NPR
May 4, 2015 | NPR · Fueled by a dozen years of rhythmic interaction (and a lot of espresso), Iyer’s working band transforms selections from throughout the pianist’s deep and varied catalog.
 

Courtesy of the artist
May 4, 2015 | NPR · This confident, sunny romp of a song proves Monroe’s ready to take on the bro-country establishment.
 

KEXP
May 4, 2015 | KEXP · With “Baby Bye Bye,” performed live in the studio, the sibling trio puts a fresh face on a classic rockabilly sound.
 

NPR
May 1, 2015 | NPR · See a singer called “the Sinatra of flamenco,” a musical game changer whose expressive style draws on jazz and a range of other genres.
 

KCRW
April 30, 2015 | KCRW · Amelia Meath’s silky voice and Nick Sanborn’s electropop beats hit a sweet spot in the KCRW studio.
 

WGBH
April 29, 2015 | WGBH · The venturesome band takes you on a journey with a three-part song performed at Boston’s House of Blues.
 

NPR
April 29, 2015 | NPR · Performing his first new solo songs in seven years, this soft-spoken Swedish singer left an imprint at the Tiny Desk that was gentle and long lasting.
 

KEXP
April 27, 2015 | KEXP · Watch the Seattle natives perform the title track from their latest release, Time to Go Home.
 

NPR
April 25, 2015 | NPR · An acoustic quartet from Kiev, Ukraine whose music encompasses rhythms and sounds from around the world, while remaining joyfully unique. Plus, they wear amazing hats.
 

KCRW
April 24, 2015 | KCRW · In a studio performance, the Portland-via-Oklahoma band shows off its orchestral rock sound.
 

 

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Science Source
May 5, 2015 | NPR · Infections with C. difficile are a big problem for people in hospitals and nursing homes. An experimental treatment with spores from a harmless version of the bacterium prevented new infections.
 

AP
May 5, 2015 | NPR · Huckabee, who previously sought the presidency in 2008, hosted a television program on Fox until January when he ended the eponymous show to consider his political furture.
 

Getty Images
May 5, 2015 | KQED · Effectiveness of the vaccine within one year of the final booster was 73 percent. But it fell to 34 percent in two to four years, an analysis of a Washington state epidemic found.
 

Arts & Life

May 5, 2015 | NPR · British artist Brian Catling makes his fiction debut with The Vorrh, about a mysterious forest in an alternate-universe Africa. Reviewer Jason Heller calls it an “eye-gouging, mind-bending spectacle.”
 

Courtesy of Alfred A. Knopf
May 5, 2015 | NPR · Jim Shepard’s new novel follows a depressed and probably doomed young boy in the Warsaw Jewish ghetto during World War II. Critic Michael Schaub calls it a “rewarding, shocking and beautiful book.”
 

NPR
May 5, 2015 | NPR · Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn, who selected the book, tells NPR’s David Greene that Kate Atkinson is “one of those writers that really can make you weep on one page and laugh on the next.”
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
May 5, 2015 | NPR · At 14 minutes, “Beargrass Creek” gently rocks to and fro, seeking rhythmic harmony in synths and strings.
 

Courtesy of the artist
May 5, 2015 | NPR · It’s hard to wrap your head around the amount of work it must have taken to create the new video for Son Lux’s “Change Is Everything.”
 

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May 5, 2015 | NPR · When we sat down with Iamsu, the Bay Area rapper had just as many questions for Ali Shaheed Muhammad as we had for him.
 

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