Music en New Mix: The Smashing Pumpkins, Tennis, Ex Hex, Gemma Ray, More <p></p> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:39:00 +0000 editor 15193 at New Mix: The Smashing Pumpkins, Tennis, Ex Hex, Gemma Ray, More Restorations, 'Separate Songs' The members of Restorations have always had a heartland rock album in them. The Philadelphia band continued to flirt with punk and emo on <em>LP1</em> and <em>LP2</em> — it's hard to let go of lingering past influences — but <em>LP3 </em>is a lush, bottom-heavy rock 'n' roll record with a bleeding heart way out front. Premiering here, "Separate Songs" is its first single, with a video co-directed by Mitchell Wojcik and John Komar.<p>Singer and guitarist Jon Loudon writes:<p><blockquote><p>"Separate Songs" is one of our favorite compositions off <em>LP3</em>. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:40:00 +0000 Lars Gotrich 15190 at Restorations, 'Separate Songs' Hozier, 'Jackie And Wilson' The song title "Jackie and Wilson" is a playful nod, of course, to the great R&B singer Jackie Wilson. And don't worry — Hozier, the 24-year-old Irish soul singer and guitarist, has the grace and the backbeat to make it work.<p>Andrew Hozier-Byrne has already released two hit-filled EPs, and on Oct. 7, he'll finally release his first album. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:23:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 15186 at Hozier, 'Jackie And Wilson' First Listen: Robert Plant, 'Lullaby And... The Ceaseless Roar' This story has been set to unpublished due to the NPR API updating this story earlier and now the NPR API is unavailable. If the NPR API has deleted or changed the access level of this story it will be deleted when the API becomes available. If the API has updated this story, the updated version will be made available when the NRP API becomes reachable again. There is no action required on your part. For more information contact Digital Services Client Support Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:01:00 +0000 Ann Powers 15175 at First Listen: Ryan Adams, 'Ryan Adams' Once known as a poster child for heedless prolificacy, <a href="">Ryan Adams</a> now seems to have discovered how to live at a human pace. His self-titled 14th album is his first in three years — a span that would have seemed inconceivable a decade ago. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 03:03:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 15150 at First Listen: Ryan Adams, 'Ryan Adams'