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Listen now to Caetano Veloso’s ‘Abraçaço’ right now! Hear the new album from the Tropicalia pioneer in its entirety and download the song “A Bossa Nova E Foda” until March 25.

Listen now to Caetano Veloso’s ‘Abraçaço’ right now!
Hear the new album from the Tropicalia pioneer in its entirety and download the song “A Bossa Nova E Foda” until March 25.

A tour of the tops-of-desks on the WNYC ninth floor. These items belong to, not in order:

  • Sean from Studio 360
  • Sarah from Selected Shorts
  • Lynn from Radiolab
  • Jody from The Brian Lehrer Show
  • Joel from Soundcheck
  • Stephen from Freakonomics
  • Kat from On the Media
  • Andy from Radiolab
  • Julia from The Leonard Lopate Show

Can you guess who is who?

-Jody, BL Show-

"I’m lonely and I love it. It’s been rough but I’ll rough it. If that’s how it feels to get your heart broken, break my heart again."
“I’m Lonely (and I Love It)” Stephin Merritt, Future Bible Hereos

TGIF, people!

Barnburners: Teen Daze — a.k.a. the Vancouver, British Columbia-based electronic musician and producer Jamison — visits walks around the grounds and the woods, transforms the barn into a lovely performance space and plays a set of spacious synth-driven songs.

Thundercat played live in the Soundcheck studio today and you can listen to the set and interview right HERE.

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, Hiatus Kaiyote makes a sort of enigmatic, genre-defying music that the band calls “future soul,” a fun blend of electronic sounds, African grooves, silky smooth neo-soul, and hip-hop beats. 

Watch the band play “Nakamarra” in the Soundcheck studio.

Most of the members of The Districts only just graduated high school a few months ago, but already the young band is on the verge of signing to a major indie label. More

Watch Lou Reed perform “Romeo Had Juliette” on Soundcheck in the Greene Space. (April 29, 2009)

Watch Moby perform “The Perfect Life” (with impromptu choir— and a baby!) live in the Soundcheck studio.

WAKE UP!!! Kid Koala performs live in the Soundcheck studio with Deltron 3030. Hear the interview and the whole set here: Soundcheck.org

Tired Pony is kind of a supergroup made up of R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody, Iain Archer (Snow Patrol), Richard Colburn (Belle And Sebastian), Scott McCaughey (The Minus 5), Troy Stewart and producer and multi-instrumentalist “Jacknife” Lee. The group has a new album: The Ghost Of The Mountain. Watch them perform “All Things At Once” live in the Soundcheck studio.

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Brooklyn-based artist Katie Merz listens to a lot of WNYC. Sometimes, while she’s doing it, she draws up cartoon portraits to match the voices she hears. Some are spot-on, some are comically far off, but they’re all pretty good. You can see more here

— SR, S360

Peter Buck about to go on with Tired Pony in the Soundcheck studio.

Peter Buck about to go on with Tired Pony in the Soundcheck studio.

Live on Soundcheck Today (Monday 9/9) At 2PM ET: Okkervil River!To hear Okkervil River’s session, click on the player at 2 p.m. ET.

Live on Soundcheck Today (Monday 9/9) At 2PM ET: Okkervil River!
To hear Okkervil River’s session, click on the player at 2 p.m. ET.