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Esmé Patterson Explains Why 'Caroline' Cut Her Hair With 'The Glow'

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A new video from the Denver singer-songwriter's latest album, Woman To Woman, responds to The Beach Boys' classic song "Caroline, No." 
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Emmy The Great Lives Up To Her Name With 'Swimming Pool'

Thursday, November 20, 2014

In January, Emmy The Great is set to release an EP simple titled S. But why wait til 2015, when you can watch the video for her new single, "Swimming Pool."
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High Ends' Woozy And 'Intoxicated' Animated World

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Vancouver songwriter Jeffrey Innes presents brightly colored stop-motion music video that suits the had-one-too-many pop song.
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Sugarhill Gang's Big Bank Hank Cooked Up The Sound Of East Coast Rap

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Henry Jackson, better know as Big Bank Hank, died Tuesday. Soundcheck's John Schaefer reflects on the lasting influence of Hank's voice and the classic track "Rapper's Delight."
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Electric Youth's 'Runaway' Captures The Cinematic Feeling Of Young Love

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Best known for its song "A Real Hero" from the 2011 film, Drive, the L.A. and Toronto-based synth duo performs its aching love song "Runaway" live.
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Pink Floyd Makes History With Final Album

Monday, November 10, 2014

The prog rock band's first studio album in 20 years -- widely understood to be its last -- is the most pre-ordered record in Amazon UK's history.
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Check Ahead: Mr. Gnome, 'The Heart Of A Dark Star'

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Whether its songs are bleak and primal, grandiose or seductively dreamy, the Cleveland duo delights in searching for the unexpected.
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Check Ahead: Bryan Ferry, 'Avonmore'

Sunday, November 09, 2014

The Roxy Music singer channels his classic work while still sounding fresh. Ferry's sound remains full, clear and direct, with layers of instruments shifting in and out of focus.
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Azealia Banks Dropped Her Long-Overdue Album, 'Broke With Expensive Taste'

Friday, November 07, 2014

The Harlem rapper exploded out of the gates in 2011 with the electrifying "212," then went silent. Now, she's finally dropped an album. Soundcheck gave it a spin and we have feelings.
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Parkay Quarts: A Dark Tale From Parquet Courts' Alter Ego

Friday, November 07, 2014

The not-much-altered-ego of Brooklyn punk band Parquet Courts, Parkay Quarts unleashes a dark tale with the song "Uncast Shadow Of A Southern Myth." Hear the song and entire album.
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Soundcheck's Tough Critics Weigh In On Bach's Brandenburg Concerto

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

In this edition of Tough Critics, three kids listen to and pick apart one of J.S. Bach's most popular works, the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3.
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A Very Wonka Afternoon With Primus, In Concert And In Costume

Friday, October 31, 2014

Soundcheck celebrates Halloween with one of the most inventive and darkly comedic bands of all time: Primus. 
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Five Songs For Dylan Thomas

Monday, October 27, 2014

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Dylan Thomas' birthday, Soundcheck host John Schaefer reflects on five songs inspired by the Welsh poet.
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Wedding Dress: A Minimal Yet Elegant Pop Side Project

Monday, October 27, 2014

Erin Elders, the guitarist of "math rock" band Maps & Atlases, debuts a new side with his side project Wedding Dress. Hear a brand new cut from the upcoming album.
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A Subway Symphony, Thanks To WiFi

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Composer Ljova conducted 11 subway musicians spread across New York via WiFi.
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CMJ 2014 Is Here! Now Who Should I See?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Right now, hundreds of bands, college radio programmers and DJs, music industry folks, and fans are descending upon New York City for this year's iteration of the CMJ Music Marathon.
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Nude Beach's Kid-Crafted Video Will Make You Smile

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Brooklyn trio's playful new music video was created as a summer camp project by Children's Museum of the Arts.
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Subway Songs: A Soundtrack From The Ears Of A New York Newcomer

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Current Soundcheck intern Bailey Constas recently moved to New York and shares a soundtrack to her experiences riding the subway.
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Space Is The Place: Twelve Cosmic Songs For Sci-Fi Fans

Thursday, October 09, 2014

With New York Comic Con kicking off today, the city is full of even more aliens and space cadets than usual. Soundcheck's John Schaefer welcomes them with his favorite sci-fi songs.
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Get Swept Away Inside Radical Dads' 'Cassette Brain'

Monday, October 06, 2014

The Brooklyn trio's latest release is a four-song cassette-only EP, full of scorching distortion and singable melodies that would be a perfect fit on one of those old '90s mixtapes.
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