Check Ahead! Soundcheck brings you exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming records. Get an early listen in for both highly anticipated albums and undiscovered new gems.
Listen to We Partyin' Traditional Style!, the new album from the New Orleans trumpeter, bandleader and BBQ-lover Kermit Ruffins in its entirety.
On the entrancing new album from the India-born, New York-based vocalist Falu and her band.
On the enchanting new album from the Portland dream-pop band Radiation City.
On the hypnotic new album from the electro soul duo.
On the new EP from the rootsy, idiosyncratic singer and songwriter.
The new album from Nashville actor-turned-songwriter draws inspiration from Shakespeare. Hear it in full.
You Have Already Gone To The Other World furthers the ecstatic, cross-pollinated sound that the duo, which is steeped in Eastern European folk traditions, has mastered over the course of a decade.
The founder of '90s garage-pop band the Friggs releases a solo album and talks about bad-for-you crushes. Stream You Are What You Absorb in full.
Over the course of six full-length albums, the long-running psych-folk foursome from Chapel Hill, N.C. has eschewed trends, and instead refined the craft they know: Their chamber pop has spark and crackle, the kind of warmth that is full of familiarity without formula. Hear the band's latest album Bronze Age in its entirety.
Saucy spaghetti & meatballs. That’s how Aly Spaltro, a.k.a. Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, describes her music. “It’s pretty saucy,“ she says. “A little messy and sloppy -- in a good way. And, it has some balls.” Preview her upcoming album here.
Cheater's Game, the new album from the country couple Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison, is full of playful strum and twang. Hear the record in its entirety.