Music

World Cafe
8:55 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Delta Rae On World Cafe

Delta Rae.
Kelsey Stanger WXPN

Originally published on Tue April 21, 2015 1:34 pm

The Hölljes family has churned out some impressive musicians: Siblings Brittany, Ian and Eric Hölljes are at the heart of the North Carolina band Delta Rae. Brittany Hölljes and Elizabeth Hopkins share lead vocals in the group, while Ian and Eric Hölljes write the songs.

Delta Rae's first album, which included a cameo from Fleetwood Mac's Lindsey Buckingham, came out in 2012, and the band just released a new one called After It All. Here, Delta Rae performs some of its new songs onstage at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

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Favorite Sessions
8:04 am
Tue April 21, 2015

opbmusic Presents: Mac DeMarco

Mac DeMarco performs live at Pickathon 2014.
Leah Nash Pickathon

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All Songs Considered
6:01 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Viking's Choice: KEN mode, 'These Tight Jeans'

KEN mode.
Brenna Faris Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 22, 2015 4:13 am

KEN mode has always been a noise-rock band that could hang with the metal crowd. The Winnipeg trio often bolsters its heavy, angular riffs with burly bass lines and muscular drumming, and knows when to bring the grind. But with its sixth album, Success, KEN mode scales back its metallic tendencies to bring it all back home to the sort of treble-heavy freakouts found on albums by Cop Shoot Cop, Drive Like Jehu and Big Black.

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Music Reviews
1:35 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

'Sound & Color' A Bold Leap Forward For Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes' new album, Sound & Color, is powered by more than just the vocals of Brittany Howard.
Brantley Gutierrez Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon April 20, 2015 2:23 pm

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Favorite Sessions
12:04 pm
Mon April 20, 2015

KEXP Presents: A Place To Bury Strangers

A Place to Bury Strangers performs live on KEXP.
Morgen Schuler KEXP

Arguably New York's loudest band, A Place To Bury Strangers was ahead of its peers in its unabashed '80s revival back in the early 2000s. Since then, its members have grown as songwriters — not quite softening their intensity, but aptly refining an approach in which post-punk meets industrial psych-rock.

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