In this episode: Rolling Stone writer Rob Sheffield talks about his new karaoke-themed memoir, Turn Around Bright Eyes.
Then, members of the Soundcheck staff share some karaoke hits and misses, and ask listeners to do the same.
And synth pop group Future Bible Heroes -- anchored by Magnetic Fields members Stephin Merritt, Claudia Gonson, and electronic musician Chris Ewen -- drop by the Soundcheck studio to perform songs from its first full-length album since 2002, Partygoing.
Hear synth-pop band Future Bible Heroes -- led by vocalist and lyricist Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields, Boston-based DJ Chris Ewen and Magnetic Fields member Claudia Gonson -- perform live in the Soundcheck studio.
The Magnetic Fields songwriter delivers and eerie and playful version of "Old Shanghai" from Beck's Song Reader project.
Beck Hansen just put out his latest release last week, except it's not a new album. It's not even a recording. Instead, this new project comes in the form of an old-fashioned songbook filled with sheet music, titled Beck Hansen's Song Reader. Hansen joins us along with Stephin Merritt from the Magnetic Fields to perform a song from the project and take your questions.