Bob Boilen http://knba.org en Eternal Summers, 'A Burial' http://knba.org/post/eternal-summers-burial The band's name tells you a lot about its sound. Eternal Summers make vibrant music. But as this video for "A Burial" unfolds, a darker side of this Roanoke, Va. band's song emerges. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:36:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 10178 at http://knba.org Eternal Summers, 'A Burial' Photos Needed: We Want Your Sole http://knba.org/post/photos-needed-we-want-your-sole Our new puzzler "<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/297836392/sole-of-a-band" target="_blank">Sole Of A Band</a>" mixes music with fashion by asking you to match music with a picture of an artist's shoes. I started the puzzler because I noticed that so often I could tell something about the music a person was playing by the shoes I saw them wearing. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:24:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 10144 at http://knba.org Photos Needed: We Want Your Sole Courtney Barnett: Tiny Desk Concert http://knba.org/post/courtney-barnett-tiny-desk-concert Courtney Barnett can tell you a story like she's your best friend — provided your best friend is a funny poet with an Australian accent. Listen to "Avant Gardener," an autobiographical account of trying to turn a life around through gardening, only to be foiled by a severe allergic reaction. The tale that follows at this Tiny Desk Concert, "History Eraser," is a ramble in an alcohol-fueled dream state; it features some of the best lyric-writing in music today. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:03:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 10065 at http://knba.org Courtney Barnett: Tiny Desk Concert Song Premiere: José James, 'EveryLittleThing' http://knba.org/post/song-premiere-jos-james-everylittlething Singer José James has a new album coming out on June 10 and you can tell from this song, "EveryLittleThing," the new record, <em>While You Were Sleeping,</em> is<em> </em>an electrifying new sound. He made a similar shift in style on a record well loved here at NPR in 2013, <em>No Beginning No End</em>. That record saw James shift his jazzy voice toward hip-hop. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:25:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 10051 at http://knba.org Song Premiere: José James, 'EveryLittleThing' NPR Music Nominated For Three Webby Awards http://knba.org/post/npr-music-nominated-three-webby-awards NPR Music has been nominated for many Webby Awards over the years (and even won a few), but we've rarely reached out and asked you to vote for us when we are. This year, the Webbys' eighteenth, we're particularly proud of our nominations.<p>The first is a video we conceived with <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15397557/ok-go" target="_blank">OK Go</a> to document the packing and moving of the Tiny Desk to NPR's new headquarters. The video was shot over a few days and the band had to play the song, a variation on "All Is Not Lost," hundreds of times. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:27:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 9977 at http://knba.org NPR Music Nominated For Three Webby Awards