Though these songs may sound like they were inspired by the pandemic, Aaron Lee Tasjan's had an anxious mind since before the lockdown.
NPR Music will host an online listening party for the anniversary of Sharon Van Etten's breakthrough album, featuring a live conversation with Van Etten herself along with Shamir.
Richard Thompson, a British musician who somehow avoided pop stardom throughout his career, has just written about his early days in a new memoir called Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice.
Robin Pecknold, frontperson for Fleet Foxes, talks about his decision to put out an album in the middle of the pandemic when "putting out an album" comes with a lot of new challenges.
NPR Music will host an online listening party for the singer-songwriter's new album, featuring a live conversation with Julien Baker and Mackenzie Scott (Torres).
The singer located the loudest moments from Punisher and cranked them farther than they've gone before — complete with a moment of guitar-smashing mayhem.
The release of the band's 10th album, and a world tour in support of it, had to be put on hold thanks to you-know-what. But there's only so long folks can wait before needing some release.
Cuomo says Weezer is always looking to try the opposite of whatever it just did. Case in point: the band's new orchestral record, made back to back with a metal album.
DiFranco's latest album finds inspiration in a book by activist Valerie Kaur, which urges an understanding of and empathy for one's opponents.
The provocative pop star covers Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You" and performs two cuts from Plastic Hearts for her Tiny Desk quarantine concert.
Sylvain's rhythm guitar playing was the foundation for the raw, hard-driving sound of the New York Dolls, who presaged punk and new wave and influenced generations of musicians.
Congratulations! You made it! Now that 2020 is over and 2021 has begun, here's a playlist that's about the hope of a new day.
Isolation and the disappearance of live music changed the All Songs Considered host's listening habits drastically in 2020. These albums offered not just calm, but richness and depth to explore.
Bird's holiday album is a collection of covers and originals that some might not view as Christmas material at all.
Explore a playlist full of 2020 highlights, including songs by big stars (Jason Isbell, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift) and up-and-comers (Bonny Light Horseman, Arlo Parks, Devon Gilfillian).