NPR Song Of The Day: Black Moth Super Rainbow, ‘Sun Lips’

Black Moth Super Rainbow's Dandelion Gum is out now.
Black Moth Super Rainbow’s Dandelion Gum is out now.

Here’s a short piece on Black Moth Super Rainbow’s trippy “Sun Lips” from its album Dandelion Gum for NPR’s Song of the Day essay. Click here to listen to the song.

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NPR Song Of The Day: Charlotte Gainsbourg, ‘The Operation’

Charlotte Gainsbourg's 5:55 is out now.
Charlotte Gainsbourg’s 5:55 is out now.

Here’s a piece on Charlotte Gainsbourg’s song “The Operation” from her album 5:55 for NPR’s Song of the Day. Go here to listen to the song.

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NPR Song Of The Day: Blonde Redhead, ‘Dr. Strangeluv’

Blonde Redhead's 23 is out now.
Blonde Redhead’s 23 is out now.

Wrote a short piece on Blonde Redhead’s new song “Dr. Strangeluv” from its new album 23 for NPR’s Song of the Day. Listen to the song here.

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NPR Song Of The Day: Jesse Sykes And The Sweet Hereafter, ‘The Air Is Thin’

Jesse Sykes' Like Love Lust The Open Halls Of The Soul is out now.
Jesse Sykes’ Like Love Lust The Open Halls Of The Soul is out now.

I recently saw Jesse Sykes And The Sweet Hereafter’s open a great set before Sparklehorse in Baltimore. Here’s a short write-up about her song “The Air Is Thin” from her album Like, Love, Lust & The Open Halls of the Soul, for NPR’s Song of the Day. To listen to the song go here.

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NPR Song Of The Day: The Bad Plus, ‘Giant’

The Bad Plus' Prog is out now.
The Bad Plus’ Prog is out now.

Here’s another piece for NPR’s Song of the Day, this one on The Bad Plus’ “Giant” from its album Prog. Read the essay and hear the song here.

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NPR Song Of The Day: Papercuts, ‘Unavailable’

Papercuts' Can't Go Back is out now.
Papercuts’ Can’t Go Back is out now.

I wrote a review of Papercuts’ song “Unavailable” from his album Can’t Go Back for NPR’s Song of the Day. Hear the song and read the piece here.

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NPR Song Of The Day: Ry Cooder, ‘Cardboard Avenue’

Ry Cooder's My Name Is Buddy is out now.
Ry Cooder’s My Name Is Buddy is out now.

I’ve long been a fan of Ry Cooder and his extremely versatile and inventive, shape-shifting approach to guitar. Here’s a short thing on “Cardboard Avenue,” a song from one of his latest projects, My Name Is Buddy, for NPR’s Song of the Day. Read the essay and take a listen to the song here.

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NPR Song Of The Day: The Besnard Lakes, ‘Disaster’

The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse is out now.
The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse is out now.

Here’s a piece on on The Besnard Lakes’ “Disaster” from its album, The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse, for NPR’s Song of the Day. To listen to the song and read the essay go here.

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NPR Song Of The Day: The Sea And Cake, ‘Crossing Line’

The Sea and Cake's Everybody is out now.
The Sea and Cake’s Everybody is out now.

Once again, here’s a short piece about The Sea And Cake’s song “Crossing Line,” from its new album Everybody, for NPR’s Song of the Day. Read the essay and listen to the song here.

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NPR Song Of The Day: The Broken West, ‘Hale Sunrise’

The Broken West's I Can't Go On, I'll Go On is out now.
The Broken West’s I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On is out now.

Here’s a piece about The Broken West’s “Hale Sunrise,” from its album I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On for NPR’s Song of the Day. Check it out and listen here.

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