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October 21, 2013 2 Comments

Song Of The Week: ‘This Lonely Morning’ By Best Coast

NPR’s Stephen Thompson introduces us to the song “This Lonely Morning” by Los Angeles rock duo Best Coast, off their latest album “Fade Away.”

October 14, 2013 Comment

Smooth Sounds From The Twin Cities

Each week, NPR’s Stephen Thompson brings us a new song to liven up our playlists. This week he brings us “Smug” from Polica, a synth-pop band from the Twin Cities.

October 7, 2013 Comment

Song Of The Week: ‘Renaissance’ By San Fermin

This week, NPR Music writer and editor Stephen Thompson introduces us to the song “Renaissance” by the Brooklyn band San Fermin, the brain child of a classically-trained pianist.

September 30, 2013 Comment

Record Label Pays ‘Homage’ To Its Artists

NPR’s Stephen Thompson introduces us to the song “Homage” — a collaboration between singer-songwriter Feist and the lead singer of Timber Timbre — from their record label’s anniversary album.

September 23, 2013 Comment

Los Campesinos! Exclamation Point Not Optional

Each week, NPR’s Stephen Thompson brings us a new song to liven up our playlists. This week he brings us Welsh band Los Campesinos! and the band’s new song, “What Death Leaves Behind.”

September 16, 2013 4 Comments

From Homeless To Headliner: Willis Earl Beal

NPR’s Stephen Thompson introduces us to the soulful sound of Willis Earl Beal, a once-homeless Army veteran whose songs were first heard when he started leaving self-made CDs in public places.

September 9, 2013 Comment

The Dodos Stomp In With ‘Confidence’

Stephen Thompson of NPR Music introduces us to the song “Confidence” by The Dodos. Thompson says the San Francisco band gets much of its drive from its drummer.

August 26, 2013 3 Comments

Juliana Hatfield And Matthew Caws Unite As ‘Minor Alps’

Singer-songwriter Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws, lead singer of Nada Surf, have formed a band called Minor Alps and will soon release their first album together, called “Get There.”

August 19, 2013 Comment

Typhoon Brings A Wave Of Sound With ‘Young Fathers’

NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson bring us new music each week. Today he introduces us to the Portland, Oregon, band Typhoon through the song, “Young Fathers.”

August 12, 2013 Comment

Sarah Siskind’s Music, Rediscovered

NPR’s Stephen Thompson brings us new music each week. Today we listen to “Covered” by Sarah Siskind, her re-issued album that went under the radar during its first release in 2003.

August 5, 2013 Comment

The Polyphonic Spree Makes A Joyful Noise

Each week NPR’s Stephen Thompson brings us something new to listen to. This week he introduces us to The Polyphonic Spree’s “What Would You Do?” from their new album, “Yes, It’s True.”

July 29, 2013 Comment

Singer-Songwriter Laura Veirs Greets The Sun

Each week NPR’s Stephen Thompson brings us something new to listen to. This week he introduces us to Laura Veirs’ “Sun Song” from her new album “Warp And Weft.”

July 22, 2013 Comment

A Quiet Turn From A Former Punk Rocker

Clem Snide is the musical pen name of Israeli-born singer named Eef Barzelay. NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson brings us a song from his new compilation, “We Leave Only Ashes.”

July 15, 2013 Comment

Fighting Words From Minnesota Rapper Dessa

NPR’s Stephen Thompson brings us the song “Fighting Fish” off the new album by Minnesota rapper Dessa. It includes lyrics about Greek philosophy and emotional turmoil.

July 8, 2013 7 Comments

Pokey LaFarge’s Love Song To The Midwest

This week, NPR’s Stephen Thompson introduces us to the music of musician and songwriter Pokey LaFarge, with his new song “Central Time” from his self titled album.

July 1, 2013 2 Comments

Sigur Rós Goes Industrial

Each week, NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson brings us new music. This week, he has us listening to “Brennesteinn,” off the new album Kveikur by the Icelandic band Sigur Rós.

June 24, 2013 2 Comments

Chicago’s Smith Westerns Out With New Album

NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson bring us new music each week. Today he brings the song “Glossed” from indie rock band Smith Westerns, off their new album “Soft Will.”

June 17, 2013 Comment

New Music From Neko Case

NPR Music editor and reviewer Stephen Thompson returns to the show to bring us the first single from the first album in four years by Indie scene-stealer Neko Case.

June 10, 2013 Comment

Airhead’s ‘Wait’ Brings Softness to Electronic Music

NPR’s Stephen Thompson, editor and writer for NPR Music, brings us new music from unexpected sources. His latest find is the song “Wait” by Airhead, from the newly-released album “For Years.”

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Introducing A New Here & Now Website

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

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Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.