The cassette is not only a tool of communication but also one of creation. This week on 8 Tracks, NPR Music's Lars Gotrich celebrates new music released on his favorite format.
Gibbons returns with a solo album, Lives Outgrown, and a song that wonders beyond this life. On this week's 8 Tracks, NPR Music's Lars Gotrich listens to songs that explore what happens next.
Alynda Segarra examines our frailty and resilience with an unsparing, yet tender cadence. This week on 8 Tracks, NPR Music producer Lars Gotrich looks at lyrics that stand on their own as poetry.
Sonic Youth's co-founder took her cues from a '60s girl-group but forges a new lane. NPR Music producer Lars Gotrich functions as your antidote to the algorithm in eight tracks to know this week.
The artist doesn't need TikTok anymore to prove she can make a hit. Her debut album, Heaven Knows, makes it clear she's ready to conquer worlds beyond the web.
Electronic music producer and DJ Jennifer Lee — aka TOKiMONSTA — underwent two brain surgeries in 2016 that temporarily stripped her of her ability to understand words or music.
For much of his career, Alan Palomo has coaxed sounds from synthesizers and been at the forefront of the chillwave genre. With his fourth album — and his solo debut — he's changing it up.
The British musician and member of The xx talks about her debut solo album, Mid Air, and performs brand new songs live for World Cafe.
In his work alongside bandmate Adam Wiltzie, McBride warped and wondered at new pathways for ambient music.
On her new album, the electronic artist's hooks are bigger and her palette is brighter, but the void is ever-present.
The electronic producer and songwriter moves seamlessly in this jam-packed Tiny Desk.
The influential Japanese composer died March 28 from cancer. A wide-ranging musician, the Yellow Magic Orchestra co-founder was a synth-pop idol and the writer of sweeping movie scores.
The experimental pop artist's new album is interested in love not as a destination but as an ongoing process, in all of its bravado, vulnerability and experimentation.
Sánchez observes the world with a drummer's sensibilities. Here, he and his pals in Bad Hombre explore the rhythm of language in a set of tracks from Sánchez's latest album.
For the people who were there when it was invented in small clubs and basement parties in Chicago in the 1980s, house music was a force of nature. Four decades later, its impact is bigger than ever.