Composer and electronic musician Dan Deacon is known for his brilliantly cacophonous sound collages (hello, “Call Me Maybe”) and high-energy dance parties. Dan recently stopped by the Soundcheck studio to play live - and to talk about how his latest album represents a departure of sorts from his previous work.
Alex Winston’s debut, King Con, is one of the year’s most striking rock albums so far: full of dark but catchy songs and sometimes creepy storytelling. Fans of Kate Bush and PJ Harvey will find much to like in her dramatic singing. Listen to the rest of her live performance on Soundcheck.
From our friends in the WNYC Archives: Here are the Tappett Brothers on Soundcheck, the day after they learned of their Peabody Award in March 1992 (Peabody Archives could not ascertain the exact date). Photo credit: Katherine McGwynn.