Music

All Songs TV
7:27 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Ilyas Ahmed, 'Come On'

A still from Ilyas Ahmed's "Come On."
Paul Clipson

Ilyas Ahmed's music has always felt like a shadow. Since 2005, the Pakistani-born, Portland-based musician has cloaked his albums in a ghostly atmosphere that's at once warming and unsettling. His first new record in three years, I Am All Your Own, doesn't lose that spirit, but does lift Ahmed's lilting tenor and falsetto above the fog.

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Favorite Sessions
5:02 am
Wed February 18, 2015

WAMU's Bandwidth Presents: Hiss Golden Messenger

M.C. Taylor leads Hiss Golden Messenger through a live set at WAMU's studio.
Rhiannon Newman WAMU

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World Cafe
12:22 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Owen Pallett On World Cafe

Owen Pallett.
Peter Juhl Courtesy of the artist

Owen Pallett made wonderful, genre-defying music under the name Final Fantasy, then began recording albums like last year's In Conflict under his own name. He sings, composes and arranges songs marked by elaborately looped sounds, particularly violin lines.

Pallett has toured extensively with Arcade Fire, on whose albums he's contributed dating back to Funeral. In 2014, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on the score to the film Her. This appearance on World Cafe features songs from In Conflict.

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World Cafe
11:26 am
Tue February 17, 2015

The Lone Bellow On World Cafe

The Lone Bellow.
Rocco Peditto WXPN

The Lone Bellow joins World Cafe today to perform in front of a live audience. The Brooklyn folk-rock trio has roots in the American South, with stories and images from its ancestral home permeating the songs on both The Lone Bellow's self-titled 2013 debut and this year's Then Came The Morning. The new disc was produced by The National's Aaron Dessner.

Between bits of enlightening conversation, The Lone Bellow gives an energetic performance of three songs from the new album, recorded at Philadelphia's World Cafe Live.

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Favorite Sessions
11:01 am
Tue February 17, 2015

KEXP Presents: Bass Drum Of Death

Bass Drum Of Death performs live on KEXP.
Morgen Schuler KEXP

Demolition is about to begin at KEXP's old studios, and it's hard to imagine a better band than Bass Drum Of Death to figuratively tear down the walls before we do so literally. The Oxford, Miss., outfit was among the first two acts to perform at the location of KEXP's new home on the grounds of the Seattle Center, where we plan to host hundreds more.

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