Each of the 10 songs on Fellow Travelers pays tribute to an artist with whom Shearwater has toured. It's fascinating to hear the band function as a skeleton key that opens up the works of Xiu Xiu and Coldplay and St. Vincent alike.
Bill Callahan's performance, at a historic synagogue in Washington, D.C., unfolded on a cool autumn night. The intimate setting offered the perfect space to showcase Callahan's beautiful, if deadpan, baritone voice. Hear the former Smog frontman showcase songs from his latest album, Dream River.
The beloved Australian electro-pop band performed to a packed house at Le Poisson Rouge to celebrate NPR Music's new electronic dance music show Metropolis. Watch the entire 10-song set, which included jams from Cut Copy's new album, Free Your Mind, as well as old favorites like "Lights and Music."
Britten's response to the collective bloodshed of the 20th century remains as vital and visceral as it was when his Requiem premiered more than 50 years ago. It was commissioned for the reconsecration of Britain's Coventry Cathedral, which had been destroyed by a Nazi bomb raid in 1940.
The British duo makes music using clips from old British government propaganda films as narratives for songs engineered to inspire dancing and general chaos. Its music explores the past as it looks into the future, with music meant for clubs that doesn't fit neatly into some EDM subgenre or nightlife cliche.
David Tiso concocts gnarled, hydra-Zorn headbangers like some kind of metal mad scientist on Ephel Duath's fifth album. Producer Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Morbid Angel) grounds the insanity with a vicious low-end.
Multi-hyphenate entertainer Jherek Bischoff is known for pushing the limits of orchestral music. For this very special set for the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, Bischoff worked with four local Asheville, N.C. musicians as well as the members of the band People Get Ready.
Singer and composer Gary Numan is considered a pioneer of synth-based electronic music who has often featured a heavy rock influence. For this special Mountain Oasis set, Numan performed a number of his classic hits, as well as new tracks from his 2013 album, Splinter.