Music

All Songs Considered
11:33 am
Mon June 2, 2014

A 'Pink Frost' Remake Heralds The Return Of The Chills

The original art to The Chills' "Pink Frost" 7" single.
Courtesy of the artist

In certain corners of the record-collecting world, few rock songs are revered as much as The Chills' "Pink Frost." The tune turns 30 this year, and to celebrate, the band has re-recorded it and included it as the B-side to its first single since 1995.

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Favorite Sessions
9:09 am
Mon June 2, 2014

KEXP Presents: tUnE-yArDs

Dave Lichterman KEXP

The typography of the band's name — tUnE-yArDs — mirrors the ecstatic rhythms of its new album. For Nikki Nack, Merrill Garbus has traveled far, sonically and literally, to expand upon the conceit of her self-recorded debut and turn tUnE-yArDs into a communal tribe of singers, dancers and performers.

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World Cafe
8:42 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Wilco On World Cafe

Wilco.
Autumn de Wilde Courtesy of the artist

After the demise of Uncle Tupelo in 1994, that band's two leaders went their separate ways. Jay Farrar struck out on his own with Son Volt, while Jeff Tweedy took the rest of Uncle Tupelo with him to form Wilco.

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Favorite Sessions
1:05 am
Sun June 1, 2014

WFUV Presents: Sharon Van Etten

Sharon Van Etten plays a special show at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City.
Gus Philippas WFUV

Originally published on Wed July 2, 2014 11:11 am

Building on the success of her third album, Tramp, Sharon Van Etten decided that the next direction to take was her own. So Are We There is her first self-produced album, recorded with her stellar band and some assistance from veteran producer Stewart Lerman.

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All Songs TV
6:44 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Phil Collins Performed 'In The Air Tonight' With Son's Middle School Band

Phil Collins performing at his son's middle school in Miami, Fla.
YouTube

Originally published on Mon June 2, 2014 8:48 am

The video begins with Collins thanking the school and band and just about everyone for their hospitality. Skip ahead about 2:20 if you just want the music. But it's pretty awesome. The band has a smoke machine and light show! And kudos to the young drummer for braving the kit for "In The Air Tonight's" iconic fill, with the guy who wrote it standing right in front of him.

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