Music http://kttz.org en First Listen: Pixies, 'Indie Cindy' http://kttz.org/post/first-listen-pixies-indie-cindy Last year, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=my+bloody+valentine">My Bloody Valentine</a> released its first album since 1991, and the result sounded as if not a minute had passed in the intervening 22 years. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 42960 at http://kttz.org First Listen: Pixies, 'Indie Cindy' First Listen: Jeremiah Jae, 'Good Times' http://kttz.org/post/first-listen-jeremiah-jae-good-times The music of Jeremiah Jae is an anomalous but welcome blip on rap's radar in 2014. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:11:00 +0000 Timmhotep Aku 42939 at http://kttz.org First Listen: Jeremiah Jae, 'Good Times' First Listen: Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, 'Landmarks' http://kttz.org/post/first-listen-brian-blade-fellowship-band-landmarks He's widely acknowledged as one of the best jazz drummers in the world. But he's also a singer-songwriter; a session man for Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell; the son of a singing preacher man from Louisiana. And though a man of such experiences is, as you might expect, quite busy, he's also keeps his own signature band: <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/90467985/brian-blade" target="_blank">Brian Blade</a> & The Fellowship Band.<p>In the way that a jazzman's life often goes into his music, you might expect that a Brian-Blade-led band would reflect and merge all of his overlapping vocabularies. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:08:00 +0000 editor 42933 at http://kttz.org First Listen: Brian Blade & The Fellowship Band, 'Landmarks' First Listen: The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, 'Midnight Sun' http://kttz.org/post/first-listen-ghost-saber-tooth-tiger-midnight-sun The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger is Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl. Lennon, as you may know, is the only child of John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Muhl is a successful fashion model and Lennon's significant other of eight years. <em>Midnight Sun</em> is their second proper album together.<p>Try this while listening: Imagine what your opinion would be if you didn't know these basic facts - if it was just another band on the Internet with a strange name. You might think it was some kindred spirit of Tame Impala or the Flaming Lips, soft psychedelia made for sunny summer weekends. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:07:00 +0000 Peter Macia 42934 at http://kttz.org First Listen: The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger, 'Midnight Sun' First Listen: Rodrigo y Gabriela, '9 Dead Alive' http://kttz.org/post/first-listen-rodrigo-y-gabriela-9-dead-alive In their newest album, <em>9 Dead Alive</em>, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15397659/rodrigo-y-gabriela" target="_blank">Rodrigo y Gabriela</a> return to their roots, reminding listeners why they fell in love with the Mexican duo in the first place. The album finds them at the peak of their musical flexibility, dexterously weaving elements of heavy metal with flamenco.<p>These Mexico City natives are an if-at-first-you-don't-succeed parable. As heavy metal musicians, Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero had trouble launching their careers. Mon, 21 Apr 2014 03:07:00 +0000 Jasmine Garsd 42935 at http://kttz.org First Listen: Rodrigo y Gabriela, '9 Dead Alive'