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Juanes On Metal, Misery And UFOs; The Black Angels In Studio; Best Music Videos of 2013 (So Far)

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

The Black Angels performs in the Soundcheck studio. The Black Angels performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In this episode: International Colombian superstar Juanes recently picked up a Grammy and two Latin Grammys for his latest record, Juanes: MTV Unplugged. But despite this achievement, the past couple of years haven’t been his easiest. He joins us to look back at the first four decades of his life, which he details in his new memoir, Juanes: Chasing the Sun.

Plus: The Austin, Texas psychedelic rock band Black Angels plays us a set of songs from their new album, Indigo Meadow.

And: Lindsay Zoladz of Pitchfork joins us to share her top five music videos of 2013 (so far).

    Guests:

    Juanes, The Black Angels and Lindsay Zoladz

    Juanes: Reflecting On The Peaks and Valleys of Stardom

    Colombian musician, singer and songwriter Juanes skyrocketed to international fame in the early 2000s as he embarked upon his solo career. But, as he describes in his new memoir, called Juanes: Chasing the Sun, his road to stardom hasn’t been without its unexpected --and sometimes unpleasant -- twists and turns.

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    The Black Angels: Reverb-Drenched Psychedelia, In The Studio

    For nearly a decade, Austin, Texas' The Black Angels has crafted a modern take on psychedelic blues rock. Now touring behind its fourth album, Indigo Meadow, the group brings its drone-heavy songs to the Soundcheck studio for a live performance and interview.

     

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    Best Music Videos Of 2013 (So Far)

    Pitchfork staff writer Lindsay Zoladz lists some of her favorite music videos of 2013 (so far).

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    Gig Alert: Marnie Stern

    The virtuosic guitarist - whose latest album is The Chronicles of Marnia - plays at Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday night. Download the track "Year of the Glad."

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