NPR Song Of The Day: Imperial Teen, ‘Do It Better’

Imperial Teen's The Hair, the TV, the Baby and the Band is out now.
Imperial Teen’s The Hair, the TV, the Baby and the Band is out now.

Here’s another piece for NPR’s Song of the Day about Imperial Teen’s song “Do It Better,” from The Hair the TV the Baby and the Band. Check out the song here.

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NPR Song Of The Day: Jesse Harris, ‘You And Me’

Jesse Harris' Feel is out now.
Jesse Harris’ Feel is out now.

Most may recognize Jesse Harris’ name as one of the songwriters who co-wrote for Norah Jones’ runaway smash debut, but he’s also a fantastic songwriter in his own right. Harris also wrote all the songs for the the upcoming film “The Hottest State” based on a novel by Ethan Hawke. Many of his songs on the soundtrack are performed by the likes of Cat Power, M. Ward, Feist, Willie Nelson and so on.

Here’s my short piece on Jesse Harris’ song “You And Me” from his album Feel, for NPR’s Song of the Day. Check out the song here.

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NPR Song Of The Day: Joan As Police Woman, ‘Real Life’

Joan As Policewoman's Real Life is out now.
Joan As Policewoman’s Real Life is out now.

I saw Joan as Police Woman open for Andrew Bird about a month ago at Washington D.C.’s 9:30 Club, and despite the rather inattentive and talkative crowd — which can ruin a quiet performance — she held it together and put on a great performance. Here’s a short piece about the title track to her album Real Life for NPR’s Song of the Day. Check out the song here.

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NPR Song Of The Day: The Clientele, ‘Winter On Victoria Street’

The Clientele's God Save The Clientele is out now.
The Clientele’s God Save The Clientele is out now.

Here’s a piece on The Clientele’s “Winter On Victoria Street,” from its album God Save The Clientele, for NPR’s Song of the Day. Go here to listen.

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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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