All Songs Considered
9:03 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Mr Little Jeans, 'Good Mistake'

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 7:51 am

Don't let the precious name fool you. Mr Little Jeans, a.k.a. Norwegian singer Monica Birkenes, makes propulsive, sometimes epic pop music with gnarled synth lines and alluring textures. In this brand new Mr Little Jeans video, for the moody song "Good Mistake," a trucker hopped up on meds finds himself traversing the haunted backroads of his past.

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All Songs Considered
8:11 am
Tue March 25, 2014

New Mix: The Black Keys, Swans, Metronomy, More

Clockwise from upper left: The Black Keys, Tiny Ruins, Winged Victory For The Sullen, Dylan Shearer
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Thu July 17, 2014 6:02 am

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Mountain Stage
10:03 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Deer Tick On Mountain Stage

Deer Tick.
Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Originally published on Thu June 19, 2014 12:44 pm

Led by singer-songwriter John McCauley, Deer Tick makes its first appearance on Mountain Stage, recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown.

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The Record
9:54 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Dave Brockie, GWAR's Oderus Urungus, Dies At 50

Oderus Urungus and GWAR perform at the Download Festival in Castle Donington, England, in 2011.
Shirlaine Forrest WireImage

Originally published on Mon March 24, 2014 11:27 am

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Favorite Sessions
4:03 am
Mon March 24, 2014

KEXP Presents: Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen Performing Live in the KEXP studios.
Amber Zbitnoff KEXP

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 9:37 am

It's hard not to use fiery rhetoric when describing Angel Olsen's new album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness — whether it's the heated passion of her lyrics, her smoky voice or her occasionally scorching melodies. There's just a brightness, an intensity that shines through even the album's darkest moments. As the scope of Olsen's songwriting and her confidence in performing has grown over the past four years, so has her audience.

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