NPR's Stephen Thompson introduces us to the song by Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl's band The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger.
NPR's Stephen Thompson recommends "I'm Not Part Of Me" by Cloud Nothings, as an excellent track for the beginning of spring.
Stephen Thompson's pick for this week's song of the week is the catchy -- yet deep -- "Hey Mami" by Sylvan Esso.
NPR's Stephen Thompson introduces us to a new song from the New York state electronic rock duo Phantogram.
NPR's Stephen Thompson introduces us to a new track from the German indie rock band The Notwist.
NPR Music's Stephen Thompson says even though the whole album is short, the songs pack the punch of longer pieces.
NPR's Stephen Thompson introduces us to the song "Neon Fists" by the Wisconsin-born, Brooklyn-based indie rock band Yellow Ostrich, off their forthcoming album "Cosmos."
NPR's Stephen Thompson introduces us to the song "Love Is to Die," a stand-out on Warpaint's new self-titled album. Thompson says this is a band you'll hear a lot of...
NPR's Stephen Thompson brings us a track from Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings' new album, "Give The People What They Want." "This song 'Retreat!' is all defiance and fury," he...
On a new album of Peter Gabriel covers called "And I'll Scratch Yours," one of the most inspired pairings is the song "Big Time" performed by Randy Newman.
NPR music writer and editor Stephen Thompson shares his favorite songs of the year, which include music by Josh Ritter and Neko Case.
This week, NPR's music writer and editor Stephen Thompson has a seasonal recommendation for your playlists: "Christmas at the Airport" by Nick Lowe.
NPR's Stephen Thompson introduces us to the band Too Much Joy, which has just re-released its 1991 album "Cereal Killers." One of his favorite tracks is "Crush Story."
NPR's Stephen Thompson introduces us to the music of Lily & Madeleine, teenage sisters from Indiana whose careers were launched when one of their homemade videos went viral.
This week, NPR's Stephen Thompson introduces us to "Make It Up" off the new self-titled album by electro pop band The Blow. It's part of a larger art project.
Each week, NPR's Stephen Thompson brings us a new song. This week it's the Brooklyn-based band Shearwater's cover of "Natural One" by The Folk Implosion.
As he does every week, Stephen Thompson has a new song for us. This time, it's an old song that features new voices, featured in the Coen brothers' new film,...
NPR's Stephen Thompson introduces us to the song "Avant Gardener" by Australian musician and singer Courtney Barnett. In it, she tells a life-and-death gardening story.
This week, NPR Music writer and editor Stephen Thompson introduces us to the song “Are You Ready” by Luscious Jackson, a band that is just coming back from a 14-year...
This week, NPR Music writer and editor Stephen Thompson introduces us to a newly-released single by Minnesota indie pop musician Jeremy Messersmith.