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First Listen

NPR icon First Listen: Braid, 'No Coast'

by Lars Gotrich
Mitchell Wojcik
The emo band's first full-length album in 16 years is a measured and often gorgeous set of songs, each well-positioned to remind fans why they fell in love with Braid in the first place.

NPR icon Cold Beat, 'Over Me'

by Katie Presley
Madeline Allard
Cold Beat, the new project of Grass Widow bassist Hannah Lew, represents the best of new wave — in title, metaphor and roster of influences alike. It's an exercise in controlled chaos.

NPR icon First Listen: OOIOO, 'Gamel'

by Doug Mosurock
On its new album, the experimental pop band explores elements of gamelan, a chromatically tuned metallophone music that's been played in Asia's Pacific Rim since roughly the 8th century.

NPR icon First Listen: Phish, 'Fuego'

by Michael Katzif
Peter Yang
Twelve albums and more than 1,500 shows into its career, Phish has never seemed more at ease embracing what it does best, while still trying to refine and reinvent its own formulas.