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Ra Ra Riot In Studio; George Saunders; Bob Dylan's Copyright Extension

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Ra Ra Riot's Rebecca Zeller performs in the Soundcheck studio. Ra Ra Riot's Rebecca Zeller performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

Acclaimed writer George Saunders just published his latest collection of short stories, called Tenth of December. He joins us to share some of his favorite music, and explains how his new book is like a concept album.

Plus, copyright attorney Jonathan Reichman – who we affectionately refer to as “The Copy Cat” – joins us to explain the legal strategy behind a new Bob Dylan release called (no joke) The Copyright Extension Collection, Vol. 1.

And, indie pop band Ra Ra Riot plays us a preview of their synth-heavy new record, Beta Love.

George Saunders' New Book Is Like A Concept Album

George Saunders joins us in the Soundcheck studio to share some of his favorite songs, tell us about his time in a jazz fusion band, and explain how his new book, Tenth of December, is like a concept album.

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The Laws They Are A-Changin': Bob Dylan's Copyright Extension Collection

We knew that we had a job for the "Copy Cat" -- our go-to copyright expert Jonathan Reichman -- when we saw the title of Bob Dylan's latest release. The 50th Anniversary Collection: The Copyright Extension Collection, Vol. 1 isn't exactly your every day, run-of-the-mill collector's set

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Ra Ra Riot's 'Beta Love' Live In The Studio

Ra Ra Riot has gone through quite a bit of change over the course of its six years as a band -- changing labels, changing lineups, and changing the place they call home. But the band’s upcoming album, called Beta Love, may mark its biggest shift yet. We hear a preview live in the Soundcheck studio.

 

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Nightlands is the work of multi-instrumentalist -- and bassist for Philly's The War On Drugs -- Dave Hartley.

Check Ahead: Nightlands, 'Oak Island'

Nightlands crafts songs that feel intimate and deeply personal, even as it sprawls into otherworldly realms. Hear Oak Islands, the new album from Nightlands until its release on Jan. 22. 

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Check Ahead: Red Baraat, 'Shruggy Ji'

Red Baraat makes a high-octane sound drawing from Punjabi rhythms, New Orleans brass and New York hip hop. Hear the upcoming album from the "Brooklyn Bhangra" band until release on Jan 22nd. 

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Gig Alert: Flutronix

Experimantal electronic flute duo Flutronix play Culture Project Tuesday night. Download their track "Brown Squares."

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