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Glass Animals: Otherwordly Ambient Rock

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Oxford band, Glass Animals, performs its alien, ambient pop from its newest album, Zaba, in the Soundcheck studio.

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Sarah Jaffe: From Folk Songwriter To Adventurous Electro-Pop Artist

Monday, September 15, 2014

Once an acoustic singer-songwriter, Sarah Jaffe's Don't Disconnect demonstrates a sonic transition to lush electro-pop artist. Hear her perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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Watch: Helado Negro, Live On Soundcheck

Friday, September 12, 2014

The experimental electronic artist's fourth full-length album, Double Youth, explores childhood memories and the concept of rediscovering youth. 

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Ryan Adams Returns After A Three Year Hiatus

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The former Whiskeytown frontman is known for being prolific, releasing 14 albums since going solo 2000. But he waited three years for this latest album after a series of life trials.

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Bob Mould: Reflecting On 'Beauty And Ruin'

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Bob Mould, the former angst-ridden Husker Du and Sugar frontman, released his 11th studio album, Beauty & Ruin, earlier this summer. 

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Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij On Scoring For Broadway's 'This Is Our Youth'

Monday, September 08, 2014

The Vampire Weekend producer and multi-instrumentalist just made his Broadway scoring debut with the play This Is Our Youth.

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Anthony D'Amato: Buoyant Lyrics And Beats From A Breakup

Friday, September 05, 2014

The Brooklyn folk rock songwriter performs songs from his latest album, The Shipwreck from the Shore, live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Smoke Fairies: Dreamy Pop With An Aura Of Mystery

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The British duo makes emotional, affecting pop that draws on folk and blues. Add their exquisite, beguiling harmonies and you have a can't-miss session in the Soundcheck studio.  

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Black Sea Hotel: Delightfully Dissonant A Cappella

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The ethereal a cappella group performed live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Cellist Maya Beiser 'Uncovers' Rock Classics

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The cellist's latest project is a series of classic rock covers by Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and more. Hear Beiser and her classical power trio play live in the Soundcheck studio.

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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.'

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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