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Watch: Trixie Whitley, Live On Soundcheck

Friday, August 22, 2014

The powerful soul singer Trixie Whitley brings songs from her triumphant debut album, Fourth Corner, live to the studio. Watch a video of her performance of the song 'Gradual Return.'


Alejandra Ribera: Sultry Polylingual Pop From North Of The Border

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hear the Award-winning Canadian singer and songwriter plays selections from her latest album of "polylingual pop."

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Hear: Liam Bailey, In The Studio

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Hear the songwriter Liam Bailey perform in the Soundcheck studio.


In The Valley Below: Synth Pop With Sensual And Swampy Ambience

Monday, August 18, 2014

Hear the Los Angeles synth pop duo In The Valley Below perform songs from its upcoming debut in the Soundcheck studio.


Gem Club: Exquisite And Aching Pop Songs

Friday, August 15, 2014

Hear Boston chamber pop band Gem Club perform songs from its latest album, In Roses, in the Soundcheck studio.


The Revivalists: Warm New Orleans Funk Rock

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hear the New Orleans funk-rock band The Revivalists perform live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Wildcat! Wildcat!: Expansive Pop With Big Hooks

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Hear the Los Angeles indie band Wildcat! Wildcat! perform its expansive pop in the Soundcheck studio.


Agnes Obel: Stark And Seductive Chamber Pop

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hear the Danish pianist and composer perform songs from her ornate and  album, Aventine, in the Soundcheck studio.

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The Rosebuds: 'Sand And Silence' And Soul Searching

Friday, August 08, 2014

Hear the North Carolina duo The Rosebuds play songs from their latest album, called Sand + Silence -- produced by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon at his April Base Studio in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. 


Watch: Somi, In The Studio

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

When you hear Somi's globe-spanning music, you can hear her past come to life. The Illinois-born musician spent 18 months living in Nigeria -- where she collected the ideas that form her new album, The Lagos Music Salon. Watch Somi perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Naomi Shelton And The Gospel Queens: Fiery Spirit In A 'Cold World'

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Naomi Shelton And The Gospel Queens bring their Daptone-bad selves to the Soundcheck studio to play songs from their new album Cold World.

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David Gray: Striking Melodies Set To Ornate Ambience

Monday, August 04, 2014

The British pop singer-songwriter turned to trip-hop producer Andy Barlow to craft his new sonically-enhanced songs. Hear him perform a few selections from Mutineers -- as well as a tune from his breakthrough record, White Ladder -- in the Soundcheck studio.


Beth Orton: Eschewing 'Folktronica' For Lovely Acoustic Flourishes

Friday, August 01, 2014

Watch folk singer Beth Orton and her husband Sam Amidon perform songs from Sugaring Season in the Soundcheck studio.

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John Németh: Channeling Vintage Memphis R&B

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Singer and harmonica player John Németh makes vintage-sounding soul and blues tunes with help from his veteran band The Bo-Keys. Hear Németh and Bo-Keys front-man, Scott Bomar, discuss their new record, Memphis Greaseand the old music that inspired it. 


Carla Bruni: A Chanteuse Of 'Little French Songs'

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Soundcheck guest host Kurt Andersen talks with the former First Lady of France about her fourth album, Little French Songs, released earlier this year -- and she performs a bilingual live set in the studio. 

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First Aid Kit: Two Sisters Create Wistful Folk

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The two sisters who make up First Aid Kit create wistful folk on their new record Stay Gold. Hear them talk about the record with Death, Sex & Money host Anna Sale, and perform live in the Soundcheck studio.


Watch: Moby, In The Studio

Monday, July 28, 2014

Watch Moby perform an extended session of new songs from Innocents and old classics in the Soundcheck studio.

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Watch: Idina Menzel Performs 'If/Then' Live On Soundcheck

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Tony Award-winning actress best known for her role in Rent and for singing "Let It Go" from Disney's Frozen performs songs from her current Broadway show, If/Then, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Watch: PHOX, Live On Soundcheck

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Watch the Wisconsin indie pop sextet perform songs from its charismatic and soaring debut album.


Keren Ann: Songwriter, Composer, Pop Music Chameleon

Friday, July 18, 2014

It's been nearly three years since her last album, 101, but Keren Ann seems to have shown no signs of slowing. Hear the diverse songwriter and composer perform in the Soundcheck studio.