The Record
11:03 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Pharrell Williams On Juxtaposition And Seeing Sounds

Pharrell Williams.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue December 31, 2013 12:44 pm

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10:03 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

The Metropolis Interview: Cut Copy

Jason Bentley sat down with Australian band Cut Copy during their stop in New York City.
Shaun Regan for NPR

Metropolis host Jason Bentley sat down with Australian electro-pop giants Cut Copy to discuss the band's new album, Free Your Mind, and its connection to the rave-rock boom of the early 1990s.

2:28 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Metropolis: 12/28/13

Toro Y Moi is featured in this week's edition of Metropolis.
Courtesy of the artist

In this week's mix, Jason Bentley features tracks from Toro Y Moi, Hot Natured, Burial, James Blake, Phoenix and remixes by Psychemagik, Diplo, Prefuse 73, Breakbot and Special Request.


  • Toro Y Moi, "Rose Quartz"
  • Flume, "Sleepless (feat. Twin Shadow & Jezzabell Doran)"
  • Kauf, "Relocate (Psychemagik Remix)"
  • Emiliana Torrini, "Speed Of Dark"
  • Ultraista, "You're Out (Prefuse 73 Remix)"
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Favorite Sessions
1:20 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

KEXP Presents: Julianna Barwick

Julianna Barwick and her band pause for a picture outside KEXP in Seattle.
Beth Crook KEXP

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 12:48 pm

If you were to define a sub-genre for Julianna Barwick's ambient music, it might be something like "polar pastoralism," as the young singer and composer evokes both the Southern straw-dust farmland of her youth and the glacial fields that surrounded the recording of her latest album.

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Music News
11:16 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Another Fleetwood Mac Album That's 'Worth A Damn'

The 1969 album Then Play On, Peter Green's last with Fleetwood Mac, signaled a spiritual quest already in progress.
Jan Persson Redferns

Originally published on Mon December 30, 2013 3:38 pm

This year saw the reissue of two vintage albums by Fleetwood Mac: the hugely popular Rumours,and the last album to feature the band's founder, Peter Green, called Then Play On.

"I think it's one of the most beautiful records and exciting records ever made," Rolling Stone senior writer David Fricke says. He wrote the liner notes for the reissue.

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