Metropolis 10/4/14: Hear A Guest Mix From Simian Mobile Disco

The duo contributes an exclusive mix. Plus, hear music by Caribou, Les Sins, The 2 Bears and more.

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Jackson Browne: Tiny Desk Concert

By Bob Boilen

More than 40 years after his first album, Browne still writes music with conviction, craftsmanship and careful attention to detail. Watch him perform three songs live in the NPR Music offices.

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Viking’s Choice: Hungry Cloud Darkening, ‘I Am Seen’

By Lars Gotrich

Part bummer Beach Boys, part Twin Peaks soundtrack, Mount Eerie’s backing band sounds like the moment before waking, when images blur into a glassy-eyed soup.

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World Cafe Next: Joan Shelley

Hear and download two songs by the Kentucky singer, whose music reflects American folk history.

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tUnE-yArDs, ‘Real Thing’

By Bob Boilen

A madcap live-action cartoon about three plastic sisters and a very zany Merrill Garbus. Watch the video for “Real Thing,” from tUnE-yArDs’ album Nikki Nack.

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Umphrey’s McGee On Mountain Stage

The improvisational prog-rock jam band gives an extended performance for a sold-out crowd.

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KEXP Presents: Tycho

By Gerrit Feenstra

San Francisco electronic musician Tycho (a.k.a. Scott Hansen) continues to flesh out and perfect a beautiful, captivating sound-world. Watch him perform “L” with the help of a three-piece band.

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Song Premiere: Asaf Avidan, ‘Over My Head’

By Bob Boilen

The singer Asaf Avidan has a remarkable voice and a great new song, written in one sleepless night in Paris that also sparked the beginning of a long-term relationship.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Canada

Travel to Cape Breton, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and on into the west to hear the authentic Celtic-rooted music of Canada.

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Irish Pairs

Few musical sounds make a more honest and direct statement than duos in the Irish tradition. Enjoy them combining their voices, guitars, fiddles, flutes and more acoustic instruments.

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