Music

World Cafe
11:33 am
Mon January 12, 2015

World Cafe Next: Murder By Death

Murder By Death.
Greg Whitaker Courtesy of the artist

This week's World Cafe: Next artist is a band that's been around for a decade and a half. In fact, Big Dark Love is Murder By Death's seventh album.

After many years in Bloomington, Ind., its members recently relocated to Louisville, Ky., where they recorded their new album. Murder By Death plays everything from intense indie-rock ballads to rootsy rock songs. Hear and download two tracks from Big Dark Love at the audio link.

World Cafe
11:24 am
Mon January 12, 2015

The Revivalists On World Cafe

The Revivalists.
Courtesy of the artist

The Revivalists' name can be interpreted a couple ways: Yes, the band keeps older forms of music like blues and R&B alive, but its spirited performance also recalls a gospel revival.

It's no surprise that the group came together in New Orleans. The Revivalists' members got together in 2007 and have played 150 dates a year ever since. Last year brought a reissue of their second album, City Of Sound, which they'd put out themselves in 2012. The reissue includes an extra live disc.

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Songs We Love
10:41 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Waxahatchee, 'Air'

Waxahatchee, the solo project of Katie Crutchfield, will release Ivy Tripp on April 7.
Jesse Riggins Courtesy of the artist

Being in your 20s can feel so uncertain; it's a time when every interaction seems freighted with extra meaning, while every minor life decision can open up new possibilities and close off others. Few songwriters capture those feelings of directionlessness and transition quite like Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield. Once a hushed solo project born out of the dissolution of P.S. Eliot — a pop-punk band with her twin sister Allison — Waxahatchee has quickly become a band, punctuating her minimal songs with gnarled guitars and punk drumming.

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All Songs Considered
10:01 am
Mon January 12, 2015

Viking's Choice: Visigoth, 'The Revenant King'

Visigoth.
Courtesy of the artist

If wizards, battles and crunchy riffs roll your 20-sided die a critical hit, heed Visigoth's call. On its debut album, the Salt Lake City power-metal band looks to Manowar, Judas Priest and Manilla Road ("Necropolis" gets covered here) for that classic '80s sound, but the production is decidedly heavier, with mammoth choruses led by Jake Rogers' regal voice. Take a listen to the title track from The Revenant King and try not to raise your fists in triumph.

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All Songs TV
6:48 am
Mon January 12, 2015

First Watch: Mount Eerie, 'This'

A still from the Mount Eerie video for "This."
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