Music en The Good Listener: Does The World Still Need Cassettes? We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and amid the postage-paid crates we'll use to ship home the spring interns is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, thoughts on cassette tapes and their utility in 2014.<p><em><strong>Jennifer Spuehler writes via Facebook: "Will there be a place for cassette tapes in the future? Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:39:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 10191 at Eternal Summers, 'A 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 Eternal Summers, 'A Burial' KCRW Presents: Warpaint For their self-titled sophomore effort, the L.A. band <a href="" target="_blank">Warpaint</a> spent a few weeks writing and recording in a decked out house with a geodesic dome in the high desert of Joshua Tree. With driving bass lines, beautifully harmonized vocals and confident but yearning lyrics, the quartet has crafted songs that demand your full attention. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Jason Bentley, KCRW Music Director 10170 at KCRW Presents: Warpaint Merchandise Sprawls Out In The Sunlight Merchandise got its start on the Tampa punk and hardcore scene, then got weirder as artier influences like krautrock took hold. As its sound became harder to pin down, the band inspired an 18-month bidding war between record labels: This year, Merchandise finally signed with 4AD, and adventurous new material has begun to trickle out.<p>A new album arrives later this year, but Merchandise was already previewing it at SXSW last month. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 10171 at Merchandise Sprawls Out In The Sunlight Alaska Music Spotlight: Emma Hill <p>Thursday April 10, 2014.&nbsp; Emma Hill and Bryan Daste joined us for a Live In-Studio session on KNBA to promote their new material and upcoming shows.</p><p>We've pasted the recent article from the <a href="">Anchorage Press.</a></p><p><span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Rosey Robards, </span></span><span class="hide source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Anchorage Press</span></span></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:33:25 +0000 Loren Dixon 10082 at Alaska Music Spotlight: Emma Hill