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The Best Music Of 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

From a scorching breakthrough performance on Letterman to the Scandinavian explosion, Soundcheck host John Schaefer shares his favorite musical moments of 2014.

12 Days of Soundcheck: Sinkane

Friday, December 19, 2014

No need to hang on to that receipt; this recording of Sinkane live in our studio is one gift you'll want to keep.
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Prince's 'Purple Rain' Is A Timeless, Triple-Threat Triumph... Mostly

Friday, December 19, 2014

Alan Light discusses 30 years of Prince's master stroke in the new book, 'Let’s Go Crazy: Prince & The Making of Purple Rain.'
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12 Days of Soundcheck: Nickel Creek

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Here we come a-wassailing with another exclusive track from the studio.
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Meet The Musicians Behind This Year's Biggest Podcast, 'Serial'

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Composers Nick Thorburn and Mark Henry Phillips talk about crafting distinctive, suggestive sounds for the groundbreaking show. 
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Watch: Elephant Micah, Live On Soundcheck

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Indiana songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and folklorist creates story songs rich with mystic and fable-like detail. Watch him perform in the Soundcheck studio. 
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12 Days Of Soundcheck: Buscabulla

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Soundcheck continues to fill your electronic stocking with digital gifts.
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12 Days of Soundcheck: Courtney Barnett Cultivates A Timeless Sound

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Soundcheck Gift Express keeps chugging along with a free download of Courtney Barnett's "Avant Gardener" live in the studio.
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Stream The 120 Songs We Loved This Year

Monday, December 15, 2014

In case you're tired of holiday staples, team Soundcheck has compiled our favorite songs of 2014 -- from soulful live performances to the gems you might've missed.
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Foxing: Fine-Grained, Emotional Art Rock

Monday, December 15, 2014

Hear the St. Louis, Missouri band make emotionally-fraught art-rock in the Soundcheck studio. 
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12 Days Of Soundcheck: Primus Pumps Its 'Fisticuffs'

Monday, December 15, 2014

Download a live performance of "Fisticuffs", which one could imagine taking place on the Island of Misfit Toys.
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12 Days Of Soundcheck: Matisyahu

Friday, December 12, 2014

The singer embraces his many contradictions and comes out a winner in 2014; download a live version of "Broken Car."
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The Only 'Silent Nights' You Need

Thursday, December 11, 2014

"Silent Night" is not just a great Christmas song. It's a great song. Period. Here are the five best versions of the most-recorded holiday tune of all time.
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12 Days Of Soundcheck: Jenny Lewis

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Soundcheck comes bearing gifts: sweet, soaring sounds from the inimitable Jenny Lewis. Download "The Voyager," live from the studio.
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Ty Segall's New 'Mr. Face' EP Doubles As 3D Glasses

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Prolific garage-rocker, Ty Segall is at it again with announcement of new EP 'Mr. Face' out January 13. 
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12 Days Of Soundcheck: Another Jolt of Sylvan Esso's 'Coffee'

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

One day only! Download a live version of one of this year's best songs.
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Watch: Echosmith, Live On Soundcheck

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

It's what all the cool kids are listening to. Watch Echosmith perform its latest single "Bright" in the Soundcheck studio.
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12 Days Of Soundcheck: In The Valley Below

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Soundcheck is wearing its Santa hat! Grab this smoky live performance of "Peaches."
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Pentatonix: A Holiday A Capella Miracle

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Acca-scuse me? This Texas-based vocal group put out a holiday album and it's number two on the Billboard album charts. Time to revisit this recent Soundcheck appearance. 
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12 Days Of Soundcheck: Charles Bradley, Soul Survivor

Monday, December 08, 2014

Happy holidays from Soundcheck! Download a scorching and soulful live performance of "Crying In The Chapel."
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'Shaken Up Versions' Offers A Chaotic Last Credence From The Knife

Friday, December 05, 2014

The Knife's mini-album, Shaken Up Versions, collects reinterpreted songs from the band's final live performances. 
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