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New Sounds Home for the musically curious. Serving hand-picked, genre-free music 24/7, from New York Public Radio. New Sounds is here because we’re curious and excited about music.

You’re probably here for the same reason. We created New Sounds for people who love the surprise that comes from discovering something new. But with almost everything ever recorded anywhere now available online, where do you start? This might be the place. We try to be friendly and jargon free, and gleefully oblivious of genre. Our goal is to find the artists, the songs, and the sounds that you might love – if only you get a chance to hear them.

You’re probably here for the same reason. We created New Sounds for people who love the surprise that comes from discovering something new. But with almost everything ever recorded anywhere now available online, where do you start? This might be the place. We try to be friendly and jargon free, and gleefully oblivious of genre. Our goal is to find the artists, the songs, and the sounds that you might love – if only you get a chance to hear them.

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03/25/2021
Gary Lucas Will 'O the Wisp

Guitarist Gary Lucas has played with Captain Beefheart, written hit songs with Jeff Buckley and Joan Osborne, and covered everything from 1930s Chinese pop to classical music. The Essential Gary Lucas is a 40-year retrospective of his career, and Lucas plays some key excerpts for us live.

03/25/2021
Gary Lucas - Janacek

Guitarist Gary Lucas has played with Captain Beefheart, written hit songs with Jeff Buckley and Joan Osborne, and covered everything from 1930s Chinese pop to classical music. The Essential Gary Lucas is a 40-year retrospective of his career, and Lucas plays some key excerpts for us live.

03/25/2021
Gary Lucas - Shanghai medley

Guitarist Gary Lucas has played with Captain Beefheart, written hit songs with Jeff Buckley and Joan Osborne, and covered everything from 1930s Chinese pop to classical music. The Essential Gary Lucas is a 40-year retrospective of his career, and Lucas plays some key excerpts for us live.

03/25/2021
Gary Lucas Rise Up to Be

Guitarist Gary Lucas has played with Captain Beefheart, written hit songs with Jeff Buckley and Joan Osborne, and covered everything from 1930s Chinese pop to classical music. The Essential Gary Lucas is a 40-year retrospective of his career, and Lucas plays some key excerpts for us live.

Listen to works for bowed piano by the late composer, bandleader, and longtime music professor at Colorado College, #Ste...
03/23/2021
#4474, Music For Bowed Piano | New Sounds | New Sounds

Listen to works for bowed piano by the late composer, bandleader, and longtime music professor at Colorado College, #Stephen Scott with the #bowedpianoensemble, and works by Australia’s Vincent Plush, New York composer Kelly Moran - all of which use various techniques and tools to transform the insides of the grand piano into a chamber orchestra. #VikingsOfTheSunrise

Hear bowed piano works which turn the insides of the grand piano into a chamber orchestra by the late Stephen Scott. Plus, music by Kelly Moran, Australia's Vincent Plush, and more.

This week, Jon Batiste ’s “Black folk,” Landlady’s cosmic prog-pop, and video from two humans and AI software by #Trista...
03/22/2021
Weekly Music Roundup: Jon Batiste, Tristan Kasden-Krause, Amy Helm | Soundcheck | New Sounds

This week, Jon Batiste ’s “Black folk,” Landlady’s cosmic prog-pop, and video from two humans and AI software by #TristanKastenKrause of Contemporaneous. Plus, new songs from singer/multi-instrumentalist Amy Helm and Caroline Shaw with So Percussion : https://www.newsounds.org/story/weekly-music-roundup-jon-batiste-tristan-kasden-krause-amy-helm

This week, Jon Batiste’s “Black folk,” Landlady’s cosmic pop, and a video premiere from two humans and AI software. Plus, new songs from Amy Helm, and Caroline Shaw with So Percussion. 

03/15/2021
Lake Street Dive: Same Old News

Lake Street Dive brings the retro 70’s pop with R&B groove,
combining light with dark in a crafty way. The full five-member band,
“a geeky bunch”, plays songs remotely from their new album, ‘Obviously’. DL the podcast: http://bit.ly/lsd_pod

03/15/2021
Lake Street Dive: Being a Woman

Lake Street Dive brings the retro 70’s pop with R&B groove,
combining light with dark in a crafty way. The full five-member band,
“a geeky bunch”, plays songs remotely from their new album, ‘Obviously’. DL the podcast: http://bit.ly/lsd_pod

03/11/2021
Sanya N'Kanta: Hold On

Jamaican-born, North Carolina-based singer and songwriter @Sanya N'Kanta has written songs about race and immigration, but his new EP is about the simple pleasures of family and home. He gets the whole band together to play some of these songs, rooted in classic rock sounds, live.

03/11/2021
Sanya N'Kanta: Waste My Time

Jamaican-born, North Carolina-based singer and songwriter Sanya N'Kanta has written songs about race and immigration, but his new EP is about the simple pleasures of family and home. He gets the whole band together to play some of these songs, rooted in classic rock sounds, live.

03/11/2021
Sanya N'Kanta: North Carolina

Jamaican-born, North Carolina-based singer and songwriter Sanya N'Kanta has written songs about race and immigration, but his new EP is about the simple pleasures of family and home. He gets the whole band together to play some of these songs, rooted in classic rock sounds, live.

Latest show is of Native American and First Nations Music. Hear works by U.S. Poet Laureate and sax player Joy Harjo (Mu...
03/09/2021
#4469, Native American and First Nations Music | New Sounds | New Sounds

Latest show is of Native American and First Nations Music. Hear works by U.S. Poet Laureate and sax player Joy Harjo (Muscogee Creek), chant and loops by Supaman (Apsaalooke), a sonic landscape by musician and writer #LeanneBetasamosakeSimpson (Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg), and sound artist Casey Koyczan (Tlicho Dene): https://www.newsounds.org/story/4469-native-american-and-first-nations-music/

Hear works by U.S. Poet Laureate and sax player Joy Harjo (Muscogee Creek), musician Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Michi Saagiig Nishnaabeg), and sound artist Casey Koyczan (Tlicho Dene).

03/08/2021
Oceanator: I Don't Mind Oceanator

Oceanator is the work of Brooklyn-based singer, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist Elise Okusami. Her latest album, 'Things I Never Said', draws on punk, grunge and 80s synthpop; and she plays some of these songs. DL/Listen to the podcast: http://bit.ly/oceanator_pod

03/08/2021
Oceanator: A Crack in the World

Oceanator is the work of Brooklyn-based singer, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist Elise Okusami. Her latest album, 'Things I Never Said', draws on punk, grunge and 80s synthpop; and she plays some of these songs. DL/Listen to the podcast: http://bit.ly/oceanator_pod

03/08/2021
Oceanator: Hide Away

Oceanator is the work of Brooklyn-based singer, guitarist, and multi-instrumentalist Elise Okusami. Her latest album, 'Things I Never Said', draws on punk, grunge and 80s synthpop; and she plays some of these songs. DL/Listen to the podcast: http://bit.ly/oceanator_pod

Hear trailblazing musicians who happen to be women from around the world - oud player Waed Bouhassoun , وعد بوحسون, Rajn...
03/05/2021
#4468, Run the World: Women in World Music | New Sounds | New Sounds

Hear trailblazing musicians who happen to be women from around the world - oud player Waed Bouhassoun , وعد بوحسون, Rajna Swaminathan on mrudangam, and Sona Jobarteh on the kora. Plus, Yasmin Williams, drummer Soo Jin Suh, Siti & The Band, and p**a player Chung YuFeng. Listen: https://www.newsounds.org/story/4468-run-world-women-world-music

Hear trailblazing musicians who identify as women from around the world - Waed Bouhassoun on the oud, Rajna Swaminathan on mridangam (a two-headed drum), and Sona Jobarteh on the kora.

03/04/2021
"The Muse" by Elizabeth & The Catapult

Elizabeth Ziman is a singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist who leads the long-running indie band Elizabeth and the Catapult. Her new album is 'sincerely, e' – a wry, poignant, affecting response to the pandemic. This is one of those songs, "The Muse", from her living room. DL/Listen to the Soundcheck Podcast: http://bit.ly/eliz_catapult_2021

Get into guitar works by Welsh guitarist Gwenifer Raymond, New York’s DiegoBarber (Sunnyside Records ), L.A-based Turkis...
03/03/2021
#4467, Music for Guitars | New Sounds | New Sounds

Get into guitar works by Welsh guitarist Gwenifer Raymond, New York’s DiegoBarber (Sunnyside Records ), L.A-based Turkish guitarist Deniz Cuylan ( Hush Hush Records ), and Ben Harper on lap steel guitar. Plus, field recordings and steel guitar by English guitarist Mike Cooper ( Room40 Records ). Listen: https://www.newsounds.org/story/4467-music-guitars

Get into guitar music by New York’s Diego Barber, LA-Via-Istanbul Film Composer Deniz Cuylan, Welsh guitarist Gwenifer Raymond, and songwriter Ben Harper on lap steel guitar.  

Latest podcast is with lnzndrf (members of The National and Beirut), whose music explores the driving, motoric rhythms o...
03/01/2021

Latest podcast is with lnzndrf (members of The National and Beirut), whose music explores the driving, motoric rhythms of krautrock and electronica. LNZNDRF plays music from their latest, 'II', live from four different cities. DL/Listen: http://bit.ly/LNZNDRF_2021

Photo by Indira Dominici

It's the Feb. New Releases Show! Sample works from the Nonclassical pandemic compilation, Vol.3 by Rob Bentall, Lara Jon...
03/01/2021
#4465, New Releases, Feb. 2021 | New Sounds | New Sounds

It's the Feb. New Releases Show! Sample works from the Nonclassical pandemic compilation, Vol.3 by Rob Bentall, Lara Jones - Saxophone, Ret Frem Ensemble, plus works by Moira Smiley with Samamidon, Sitka Sun, Icebreaker: https://www.newsounds.org/story/4465-new-releases-feb-2021/

Sample works from Nonclassical's pandemic compilation featuring sax player Lara Jones, Robert Bentall's nyckelharpa, and new music group Ret Frem Ensemble. Plus, Icebreaker, and more.

02/25/2021

Based in the Netherlands, Altın Gün plays the rock/funk/psych versions of Turkish folk songs you didn’t realize you needed. They play a set for us for the #SoundcheckPodcast. DL/Listen: http://bit.ly/altingun_pod

02/25/2021

Based in the Netherlands, Altın Gün plays the rock/funk/psych versions of Turkish folk songs you didn’t realize you needed. They play a set for us for the #SoundcheckPodcast. DL/Listen: http://bit.ly/altingun_pod

02/25/2021
Altin Gün: Sevda

Based in the Netherlands, Altın Gün plays the rock/funk/psych versions of Turkish folk songs you didn’t realize you needed. They play a set for us for the #SoundcheckPodcast. DL/Listen: http://bit.ly/altingun_pod

02/25/2021

Based in the Netherlands, Altın Gün plays the rock/funk/psych versions of Turkish folk songs you didn’t realize you needed. They play a set for us for the #SoundcheckPodcast. DL/Listen: http://bit.ly/altingun_pod

This week, Afrocentric music by David Walters featuring Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal a Spanish-language debut for Jos...
02/24/2021
Weekly Music Roundup: David Walters & Friends, José González, The Hold Steady | Soundcheck | New Sounds

This week, Afrocentric music by David Walters featuring Ballaké Sissoko & Vincent Segal a Spanish-language debut for Jose Gonzalez, and more questionable behavior from The Hold Steady. Plus, Adrian Younge's unapologetic critique, 'The American Negro', and more: https://www.newsounds.org/story/weekly-music-roundup-david-walters-friends-jose-gonzalez-hold-steady .

This week, Afrocentric music by David Walters (with Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal), a Spanish-language debut for José González, and more questionable behavior from The Hold Steady.

Marvel at processed horns that might be situated in a ‘fourth world’ like Jon Hassell and CARM's trumpet, Ben Neill and ...
02/24/2021
#4464, Processed Horns | New Sounds | New Sounds

Marvel at processed horns that might be situated in a ‘fourth world’ like Jon Hassell and CARM's trumpet, Ben Neill and his mutantrumpet, sax of Sam Gendel, sax by Jack Wyllie (Portico Quartet and Szun Waves ) as #ParadiseCinema, Norwegian trumpeters Nils Petter Molvaer and Arve Henriksen:
https://bit.ly/2ZQ04ri

From Jon Hassell’s trumpet to the sax of Jack Wyllie (Portico Quartet) and Tom Heasley's big sky tuba, marvel at the sounds of processed horns that might be situated in a ‘fourth world’.

02/21/2021

Learn more about the artists, find a full schedule, and show your support at https://live.bangonacan.org/february2021marathon/

New Year! New Hope! New Commissions! On February 21, Bang on a Can presents an entire marathon of PREMIERES! 16 brand new works by 16 pioneering composers. Tune in to hear 4 hours of nonconformist, noncommercial, mind-blowing music. Alvin Lucier! Jennifer Walshe! Matthew Shipp! Ingrid Laubrock! Gabriel Kahane! and many many more.

This concert is FREE! But please do consider purchasing a ticket. That helps us pay more players, commission more composers, and make more music. The pandemic is still here. An entire ecosystem of composers and performers needs our attention, our love, and our financial support. All Marathon performers and composers are participating live and being paid by Bang on a Can. Please help us do that!
https://live.bangonacan.org/february2021marathon/#tickets

– Michael Gordon, David Lang, Julia Wolfe: co-founders and co-artistic directors

02/18/2021
CARM (CJ Camerieri): Soft Night

CARM aka CJ Camerieri, composer and trumpeter of the band yMusic, daringly centers brass as lead voice on his debut record of songs. Featuring Trever Hagen on electronics and second trumpet, CARM performs remotely from the Pablo Center in Eau Claire, WI. DL/Listen to the podcast: http://bit.ly/CARM_pod

02/18/2021
CARM (CJ Camerieri): Nowhere

CARM aka CJ Camerieri, composer and trumpeter of the band yMusic, daringly centers brass as lead voice on his debut record of songs. Featuring Trever Hagen on electronics and second trumpet, CARM performs remotely from the Pablo Center in Eau Claire, WI. DL/Listen to the podcast: http://bit.ly/CARM_pod

02/18/2021
CARM (CJ Camerieri): Slantwise

CARM aka CJ Camerieri, composer and trumpeter of the band yMusic, daringly centers brass as lead voice on his debut record of songs. Featuring Trever Hagen on electronics and second trumpet, CARM performs remotely from the Pablo Center in Eau Claire, WI. DL/Listen to the podcast: http://bit.ly/CARM_pod

02/16/2021
This Land: Live Virtual Listening Party • Theo Bleckmann & The Westerlies with John Schaefer, host of WNYC's New Sounds

On Tuesday, February 16 at 7pm ET, join Grammy®-nominated singer and composer Theo Bleckmann and New York-based brass quartet The Westerlies for a live virtual listening party for This Land, with John Schaefer, host of WNYC's New Sounds. Relix describes This Land as Bleckmann's "most potent and important project to date," and DOWNBEAT praises the album for "stretch[ing] our understanding of musical inventiveness." Tune in to listen to selections alongside John Schaefer and the musicians, hear behind-the-scenes stories, ask questions, and witness a live rendition of Wade in the Water courtesy of the magic of The Westerlies' remote performance technology.

On This Land, Bleckmann and The Westerlies combine their interpretive talent and wisdom, pairing songs of resistance with songs of refuge, seeking to balance music’s integral role in protest movements with the power of songs to provide internal solace amid external turmoil. Combining original music, spirituals and material by Woody Guthrie, Joni Mitchell, Phil Kline and more, Bleckmann and The Westerlies create a vivid through-line from historical sources to our present moment, in a musical statement brimming with creativity, piercing insight and humor.

Immerse your earholes in musical landscapes from electroacoustic composer Kirsten Volness, composer+, California pedal s...
02/16/2021
#4461, Musical Landscapes | New Sounds | New Sounds

Immerse your earholes in musical landscapes from electroacoustic composer Kirsten Volness, composer+, California pedal steel guitarist Chuck Johnson , Bosnian-American Svjetlana Bukvich Music Page, and from Laraaji for zither and piano: https://www.newsounds.org/story/4461-musical-landscapes

Immerse the ears in musical landscapes from electro/acoustic composer Kirsten Volness, California pedal steel guitarist Chuck Johnson, Minnesota band IE, and Laraaji's zither and piano.

02/16/2021
This Land: Live Virtual Listening Party • Theo Bleckmann & The Westerlies with John Schaefer, host of WNYC's New Sounds

On Tuesday, February 16 at 7pm ET, join Grammy®-nominated singer and composer Theo Bleckmann and New York-based brass quartet The Westerlies for a live virtual listening party for This Land, with John Schaefer, host of WNYC's New Sounds. Relix describes This Land as Bleckmann's "most potent and important project to date," and DownBeat Magazine praises the album for "stretch[ing] our understanding of musical inventiveness." Tune in to listen to selections alongside John Schaefer and the musicians, hear behind-the-scenes stories, ask questions, and witness a live rendition of Wade in the Water courtesy of the magic of The Westerlies' remote performance technology.

On This Land, Bleckmann and The Westerlies combine their interpretive talent and wisdom, pairing songs of resistance with songs of refuge, seeking to balance music’s integral role in protest movements with the power of songs to provide internal solace amid external turmoil. Combining original music, spirituals and material by Woody Guthrie, Joni Mitchell, Phil Kline and more, Bleckmann and The Westerlies create a vivid through-line from historical sources to our present moment, in a musical statement brimming with creativity, piercing insight and humor.

Purchase/Stream the album at: https://orcd.co/thisland

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