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Music Your Parents Spoon-fed You; Cloud Cult; Derek Cianfrance On 'The Place Beyond the Pines'

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Cloud Cult performs in the Soundcheck studio. Cloud Cult performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In this episode: Your parents used to pick out your clothes – and your music, too. Contributor Faith Salie and listeners talk to their parents about cutting their teeth on disco, new wave and war documentary soundtracks as kids.

Plus: Minnesota-based band Cloud Cult returns to our studio with their unique brand of Midwestern psychedelia and a new album called Love.

And: Director Derek Cianfrance talks about the music in his new film “The Place Beyond the Pines,” starring Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes and Bradley Cooper.

The Music Your Parents Raised You On

Inspired by contributor Faith Salie's discovery about the music she listened to as a child, we ask our listeners to call up their folks to find out how they chose music they grew up w...

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Cloud Cult: Orchestral Pop, In The Studio

Cloud Cult brings its positive and energetic indie rock to the Soundcheck studio for a live performance and interview.


Director Derek Cianfrance: Making A Film Is Like Making A Mixtape

The writer and director of Blue Valentine and The Place Beyond The Pines on his lifelong love affair with the work of Mike Patton, how music impacts his films, and his plans to write ...


Much like music subscription services like Spotify, MLB's At Bat app allows fans to subscribe watch as many baseball games from their mobile devices as they want.

Incomplete Pass: Will Watching Sports Online Remain A Game Of Frustration?

Musician Erin McKeown reflects on how, compared to digital music listening services, watching sports online is way behind the curve.

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Soundcheck host John Schaefer says playing Peter Gabriel's 'Solsbury Hill' is one of the only reasons his daughters know what a turntable is.

Daddy Dearest: John Schaefer's Weird Kiddie Playlist

Who says kids have to listen to "kiddie music"? Soundcheck host John Schaefer shares a playlist of some songs he played for his own daughters.

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Kim Richey

Gig Alert: Kim Richey

Singer and songwriter Kim Richey plays Joe's Pub Monday night. Download “Something More.”


Track Premiere: Laura Stevenson, 'The Move'

During this year's South By Southwest Festival, folks were all a-swoon over singer and songwriter Laura Stevenson. And with good reason. The Long Island native crafts emotive folk-pop songs with just the right amount of jangle -- and a finely honed sense of storytelling. Listen to 'The Move' from Wheel, due out on April 23rd.