All Songs Considered
6:03 am
Wed April 1, 2015

Song Premiere: Heartless Bastards, 'Gates Of Dawn'

Heartless Bastards' fifth album, Restless Ones, comes out June 16.
Courtney Chavanell Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue April 21, 2015 10:04 am

For Heartless Bastards, rock 'n' roll entails a lot of heavy lifting, most often in the form of hundreds of club shows each year. It's a work ethic reflected on the Ohio-born, Austin-based band's albums, as singer/guitarist/powder-keg Erika Wennerstrom sets her rugged wail against the efforts of musicians churning out muscular blues-rock.

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Front Row
12:17 pm
Tue March 31, 2015

Front Row: Chadwick Stokes, 'I Want You Like A Seatbelt'

Chadwick Stokes performs live at the House of Blues Boston.

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 5:29 am

Back on Dec. 20, Boston's Chadwick Stokes, frontman for Dispatch and State Radio, performed "I Want You Like A Seatbelt" live at House Of Blues Boston. This was the seventh annual Calling All Crows benefit concert; Calling All Crows is a non-profit organization Stokes co-founded in 2008. The group "works for a future when the success of live music is measured not only by ticket sales, but by the impact of fans and musicians mobilizing together to make a difference in the world."

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All Songs Considered
8:48 am
Tue March 31, 2015

New Mix: Ryan Adams, Jamie xx, The Civil Wars' Joy Williams, More

Clockwise from upper left: Ryan Adams, Jamie xx, Joy Williams, Eskimeaux
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 9:42 am

On All Songs Considered this week, we hear two songs by familiar musicians, one stripped down to his essence and one in a brand new context. Ryan Adams is at his best live, playing solo acoustic hits, with lots of comical chatter. The prolific singer and songwriter has a massive live album coming out with 42 songs recorded at Carnegie Hall. From that collection, we've got Adams' rock anthem "New York, New York," slowed waaaay down for solo piano (along with his seemingly random oratory on the film Terminator 2).

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All Songs Considered
7:15 am
Tue March 31, 2015

New Zealand's Jean-Paul Sartre Experience Gets Box Set Treatment

The Jean Paul Sartre Experience.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue March 31, 2015 7:37 am

One of the great underground bands from New Zealand's pop heyday is getting its due. The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience, which broke up in 1994 after a nearly 10-year career on Flying Nun Records, will have its entire discography remastered and re-released this year by Fire Archives.

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All Songs TV
4:03 am
Tue March 31, 2015

Alpine, "Foolish"

Tracey Lee Hayes Courtesy of the Artist

Originally published on Wed April 1, 2015 6:34 am

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