Music

World Cafe
11:50 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Temples On World Cafe

Temples.
James Loveday Courtesy of the artist

The English band Temples hails from the small town of Kettering, where its psychedelic music came together in the home studio of singer-guitarist James Edward Bagshaw in 2012. In that small space, the group made the big-sounding Shelter Song, which got the young band noticed; a recording contract soon followed. The album Sun Structures was recorded in much the same fashion.

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All Songs Considered
9:05 am
Tue February 11, 2014

The Worst Songs Of All Time?

Originally published on Tue February 11, 2014 5:57 pm

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Concerts
8:04 am
Tue February 11, 2014

First Listen Live: Real Estate, 'Atlas'

Real Estate plays Atlas at SubCulture in NYC.
Ebru Yildiz for NPR

Originally published on Wed July 9, 2014 9:16 am

The members of Real Estate are awfully young to pine for their lost youth, but nostalgia remains crucial to the New Jersey band's tender, impeccable sound. Real Estate's shimmering pop-rock seems to echo out of the past — from beaches and garages and tape decks — with the kind of melancholy beauty few bands outside The Beach Boys could hope to match.

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Music
11:57 am
Mon February 10, 2014

KNBA Live In-Studio with Paul Basile

Paul Basile
Credit PHOTO BY KATIE STOCKBRIDGE / ADN

January 30, 2014 former Bethel, AK singer-songwriter Paul Basile stopped by KNBA for a live in-studio session during the Afternoon Music show. 

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Tiny Desk Concerts
10:51 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Suzanne Vega: Tiny Desk Concert

Suzanne Vega performs at a Tiny Desk concert in January 2014.
Meredith Rizzo Meredith Rizzo/NPR

In pop-music circles, Suzanne Vega is known almost entirely for two songs from the late 1980s: the child-abuse ballad "Luka" and a song that launched literally dozens of dance remixes, "Tom's Diner." But Vega has been making vital, inventive music the entire time — much of it folk-based, though her sound has taken many smart detours along the way — and is about to put out her first album of original material in seven years, Tales From the Realm of the Queen of Pentacles.

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