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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.

Latest hour-long show is "Beyond Chamber Music" - ft. music by Shida Shahabi, Missy Mazzoli, Mario Diaz de Leon, plus Ra...
11/26/2019
#4302: Beyond Chamber Music | New Sounds

Latest hour-long show is "Beyond Chamber Music" - ft. music by Shida Shahabi, Missy Mazzoli, Mario Diaz de Leon, plus Radiohead done up by Cellist Matt Haimovitz and Christopher O'Riley, and more.

Hear music that goes beyond chamber music with both acoustic and electroacoustic works for keyboard and strings by Shida Shahabi, Mario Diaz de Leon, and Missy Mazzoli with Victoire.

11/25/2019
Terri Lyne Carrington and Social Science

The latest #SoundcheckPodcast is with Grammy-winning drummer, composer, educator and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington. She's also the director of Berklee College of Music’s Institute of Jazz and Gender Justice. Terri Lyne Carrington and her band Social Science (Matthew Stevens, Aaron Parks, Débo Ray Morgan Guerin) play music from "Waiting Game" in-studio. Listen to/Download the session: http://bit.ly/2rjVmnT

Catch up on the latest hour-long show of relentlessly fun music for #accordion, with music by VILDÁ, Frode Haltli  (Hub...
11/23/2019
#4301: New Music for Accordions

Catch up on the latest hour-long show of relentlessly fun music for #accordion, with music by VILDÁ, Frode Haltli (Hubromusic), Lau, Guy Klucevsek, Erik Friedlander's trio, Kepa Junkera Sorginak , Nenad Vasilic's band.

Hear an accordion-based hour with music by Kepa Junkera from Basque country, Serbian folk-jazz, Norway's Frode Haltli, music by Pauline Oliveros, and Sámi yoik with Finnish accordion by VILDÁ

11/22/2019

Grammy-winning drummer, composer, and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington and her killer band Social Science play music from their album and call to action, ‘Waiting Game,’ in-studio.

ICYMI, listen to the latest show of cross-cultural music featuring Sami vocalist Mari Boine, Mongolian folk-rockers Hang...
11/19/2019
#4299: Cross-Cultural Electro-Hybrids

ICYMI, listen to the latest show of cross-cultural music featuring Sami vocalist Mari Boine, Mongolian folk-rockers Hanggai The official Hanggai fanpage, Ivorian singer and percussionist Antoinette Konan, Syrian singer OmarSouleyman2, Saharawi singer Aziza Brahim, and more.

Hear music from around the world by Sami vocalist Mari Boine, Mongolian folk-rockers Hanggai, Ivorian singer and percussionist Antoinette Konan, Syrian singer Omar Souleyman, and more.

11/15/2019

Composer, saxophonist, and mixed media artist Matana Roberts brings her latest in the multi-chapter work Coin Coin project: “Memphis” –mixing jazz, blues, free improv, afro-futurism into “21st century liberation music” with a hand-picked collaborative band, in-studio.

11/14/2019

Get a taste of bubblegum-garage goes surf rock with Detroit-born Nashville-based Olivia Jean. She and her band play new tunes from “Night Owl” in-studio.

11/13/2019
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ICYMI, the latest hour-long show is new electro-acoustic music with a dance score by Puerto-Rican composer Angélica Neg...
11/13/2019
#4297: New Electro-Acoustic Music

ICYMI, the latest hour-long show is new electro-acoustic music with a dance score by Puerto-Rican composer Angélica Negrón and French composer/vocalist
Muriel Louveau, “technicolour maximalism” by London-based Anna Meredith, and atmospheric work by French producer #Malibu ft. Julianna Barwick.

Sample an original dance score by Angélica Negrón and French vocalist/composer Muriel Louveau, new music by London-based composer Anna Meredith, and music by French producer Malibu.

New to New Sounds? Get to know some of what you might hear via this two-part series of shows with music by Laurie Anders...
11/07/2019
#4291: A New Sounds Primer, Part 1

New to New Sounds? Get to know some of what you might hear via this two-part series of shows with music by Laurie Anderson, Anonymous 4, Vijay Iyer, Bang on a Can, Nusrat fateh Ali Khan official, Kronos Quartet, Escudero DJSpooky, and many others. Part 1: http://bit.ly/2CqV1Ss and Part 2: http://bit.ly/2WZYPUw

Listen to New Sounds from really recently but also as far back as the 12th Century, in works by Brian Eno, Laurie Anderson, Hildegard von Bingen, Anonymous 4, and Poppy Ackroyd.

This week, a secular anthem from Algiers, a fictional song made real by Robyn Hitchcock, the new record by UK "alt-soul"...
11/04/2019
Weekly Music Roundup: Algiers, Agnes Obel, and Tawiah

This week, a secular anthem from Algiers, a fictional song made real by Robyn Hitchcock, the new record by UK "alt-soul" sensation Tawiah, and a trio of mysterious musical landscapes from Clams Casino, Agnes Obel, and SUSS.

This week, a secular anthem from Algiers, a fictional song made real by Robyn Hitchcock, the new record by UK "alt-soul" sensation Tawiah, and a trio of mysterious musical landscapes.

ICYMI, October New Releases, with enhanced folk by Dublin-based band LANKUM, floating soundscapes by vocalist Penelope T...
11/01/2019
#4294: New Releases, October 2019

ICYMI, October New Releases, with enhanced folk by Dublin-based band LANKUM, floating soundscapes by vocalist Penelope Trappes and ensemble work by guitarist/composer Joel Harrison . Plus music by Dessa and Toby Hay

Hear the choicest, newest sounds with enhanced folk by Dublin-based band Lankum, floating soundscapes by vocalist Penelope Trappes, and ensemble work by guitarist/composer Joel Harrison.

Hear some of “Lordship and Bondage: The Birth of the Negro Superman” by male soprano @m.lamarmusic with SF duo  The ...
10/31/2019

Hear some of “Lordship and Bondage: The Birth of the Negro Superman” by male soprano @m.lamarmusic with SF duo The Living Earth Show. It's ominous, thunderous, and ghostly all at once. #DoomSpiritual. #DailyDiscovery:
https://spoti.fi/320qIg4 or http://bit.ly/2N0MrQy

10/30/2019

Brooklyn-based guitarist and composer Yasser Tejeda & Palotré combine Dominican roots styles with r&b, church gospel, funk, jazz and rock into a celebration of Afro-Dominican culture. They play music from their brand-new record, Kijombo, in-studio.

Hear music from the latest by Saharwai singer- in exile in Spain- Aziza Brahim, with its yearning for the homeland, lopi...
10/29/2019

Hear music from the latest by Saharwai singer- in exile in Spain- Aziza Brahim, with its yearning for the homeland, loping threes, and believing in a better future. It's from her forthcoming album 'Sahari' coming soon via Glitterbeat Records. #DailyDiscovery playlist:
https://spoti.fi/2poB8ZA or http://bit.ly/31YyhDY

10/25/2019

Haitian-American composer Nathalie Joachim (Flutronix and Eighth Blackbird) and Spektral Quartet play some of Joachim’s Fanm d’Ayiti (Women of Haiti), a joyous chamber-art-folk-pop work for voice, flute, string quartet and electronics, in-studio.

10/23/2019

LA-based singer and songwriter Tom Goss is a romantic who tells overlooked stories through soulful vocals and lush pop soundscapes. He joins us in-studio for an intimate performance.

This week, music inspired by film noir, telenovelas, and Moroccan trance – from Brian Shankar Adler, San Cha, #AdamRud...
10/22/2019
Weekly Music Roundup: Offering Thanks and Brian Shankar Adler

This week, music inspired by film noir, telenovelas, and Moroccan trance – from Brian Shankar Adler, San Cha, #AdamRudolph and Go: Organic Orchestra, but first, a word of thanks to the New York Public Radio, Public Radio, and New Sounds community

We did it! Or more accurately, YOU DID IT! And if we sound incredulous, it’s because we never expected to be able to m...
10/21/2019

We did it! Or more accurately, YOU DID IT! And if we sound incredulous, it’s because we never expected to be able to make this announcement – but New Sounds will remain at home, on WNYC-FM, and at http://bit.ly/2BvRVMU. Here’s the “official” word going out to our members today…

ICYMI, hear music from great African big bands, like Fela Kuti & Africa 70, Franco & Le TPOK jazz, and the Ethiojazz of ...
10/20/2019
#3975: African Big Bands | New Sounds

ICYMI, hear music from great African big bands, like Fela Kuti & Africa 70, Franco & Le TPOK jazz, and the Ethiojazz of Mulatu Astatke, representing Nigeria, Congo, and Ethiopia, respectively.

10/17/2019

Sound artist, songwriter, and composer Benny Gebert is one-half of the Brooklyn-based pop group HAERTS. He joins us to perform some of his inviting and serene piano-based instrumentals, in-studio.

10/17/2019
Queerpunk pioneers Team Dresch, #instudio teaser

Latest #SoundcheckPodcast is with Queercore pioneers Team Dresch. They harness the roar of punk, combine it with vulnerable sweetness, and deliver it with precise musicality. Now back on "active duty", they play in-studio. Listen/Download: http://bit.ly/2VNtXpw [Jealous Butcher Records, Girlie Action]

10/15/2019

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10/09/2019

Brooklyn-based orchestral pop outfit San Fermin performs grand and enchanting music, in an unplugged setting, from their latest record, ‘Cormorant,’ in-studio.

New this week - song/video premiere from The Mariachi Ghost, a ghostly single by Robert Glasper, and a time-traveling al...
10/07/2019
Weekly Music Roundup: The Mariachi Ghost and Rachael & Vilray

New this week - song/video premiere from The Mariachi Ghost, a ghostly single by Robert Glasper, and a time-traveling album by Rachael & Vilray. Plus, arty bedroom pop from Konradsen.

Week of Oct. 7: This week, a premiere from the Mariachi Ghost, a ghostly single by Robert Glasper, and a time-traveling album by Rachael & Vilray.

Discover new music by The Comet is Coming (psych dance jazz), The New Pornographers (huge pop), Rwandan band The Good On...
10/01/2019
Weekly Music Roundup: The Comet Is Coming and Songs of the Bardo

Discover new music by The Comet is Coming (psych dance jazz), The New Pornographers (huge pop), Rwandan band The Good Ones, electro-art-dream pop by Majel Connery, and collaborative spiritual music that adapts the Tibetan Book of the Dead from Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal (Tibetan Musician), and Jesse Paris Smith.

Week of Sept. 30: Two different takes on “spiritual jazz”: one by Laurie Anderson, Tenzin Choegyal, and Jesse Paris Smith and one by The Comet Is Coming, plus new The New Pornographers.

Rogue #GigAlert: Rwandan acoustic band, The Good Ones, performs "worker songs from the streets" tonight at Joe's Pub at ...
09/30/2019

Rogue #GigAlert: Rwandan acoustic band, The Good Ones, performs "worker songs from the streets" tonight at Joe's Pub at 7PM (part of their first ever North American tour) https://t.co/ALCzzhg4OQ

09/26/2019

Love Fame Tragedy, the project of Matthew “Murph” Murphy, (frontman of the indie-pop band The Wombats) and notable guests, deals in synth-pop confessionals,
electro-blues and industrial pop. The band joins us in-studio to play some of these tunes.

09/25/2019

Los Angeles-based band La Santa Cecilia draws upon their Mexican-American roots, and freely dips into cumbia, jazz, rock, klezmer, and anything else that suits them. They play new and old tunes, in-studio.

New music this week from guitar hero Gary Clark Jr, psychedelic disco cumbia outfit Locobeach, Chicago heroes Wilco, and...
09/24/2019
Weekly Music Roundup: Gary Clark Jr, Van Morrison, and Locobeach

New music this week from guitar hero Gary Clark Jr, psychedelic disco cumbia outfit Locobeach, Chicago heroes Wilco, and rapper Danny Brown, who is living his best life.

Week of Sept. 23: This week, new music from guitar hero Gary Clark Jr., psychedelic disco cumbia outfit Locobeach, Chicago heroes Wilco, and rapper Danny Brown is living his best life.

09/20/2019

Get down with Austin, TX -based Black Pumas, a band whose psychedelic soul might bring to mind East Coast hip-hop, folk music, dusty funk, and an abiding respect for Ghostface Killah and Prince. They play tunes from their self-titled debut in-studio.

09/19/2019

New York’s top-notch classical six-piece band yMusic who’ve played with the likes of Regina Spektor, Paul Simon, Ben Folds, Bruce Hornsby, teams up with pop-soul songwriter Emily King. Together, they play brand new collaborative music, in-studio.

ICYMI, hear music written for the 20th anniversary of Dublin new music group Crash Ensemble by #DonnachaDennehy, Irish c...
09/18/2019
#4276: Crash Ensemble's 20th Anniversary | New Sounds

ICYMI, hear music written for the 20th anniversary of Dublin new music group Crash Ensemble by #DonnachaDennehy, Irish composer #AmandaFeery, as well as Bang on a Can’s #MichaelGordon and #JuliaWolfe. #CrashLands

Hear music written for the Dublin new music group Crash Ensemble by Donnacha Dennehy, Irish composer Amanda Feerey, as well as Bang on a Can’s Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe.

09/13/2019

Shreveport, Louisiana’s Seratones sear our earholes with their electrifying Southern punk rawness meets soul power topped with a bit of blues swagger. They play music from their latest, ‘Power,’ in-studio.

09/12/2019

Folk troubadour and visual artist Devendra Banhart makes tender, intimate, and somewhat unusual songs, which on his latest 'Ma,' allude to maternal themes and empty space. He plays in-studio.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe talks us through her riveting and intense work "Fire In My Mouth," inspi...
09/11/2019
#4274: “Fire In My Mouth” by Julia Wolfe | New Sounds

The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe talks us through her riveting and intense work "Fire In My Mouth," inspired by the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, written for the New York Philharmonic, featuring The Crossing and Young People’s Chorus of New York City. Listen: http://bit.ly/2LXybqj

The Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Julia Wolfe talks us through her riveting and intense work "Fire In My Mouth," inspired by the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, written for the NY Phil.

09/10/2019

The band !!! (Chk Chk Chk) presents its latest rubbery-funk dance punk, with synths and candyfloss melodies, setting a technicolor target on dance parties at the end of the universe. They play in-studio.

08/30/2019

Sometimes manic, sometimes melancholy, the Danish giants of Klezmer Mames Babegenush. play their Balkan and jazz-inflected music for dancing, in-studio.

08/23/2019

The phenomenal drummer Marcus Gilmore carries on the creative openness of his drum elders and underscores the drum set as a melodic instrument (augmented by a Sunhouse Sensory Percussion setup.) With special appearance by hip hop artist Mike Larry Draw!

08/22/2019

Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Courtney Hartman, formerly with the Grammy-nominated bluegrass group Della Mae, plays intimate and magnificently vast tunes from her latest solo record, Ready Reckoner, in-studio.

08/21/2019

Multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Pete Yorn writes anthemic, lyrical jangly-pop. The New Jersey native joins us in-studio to play tunes from his latest record, 'Caretakers'

08/15/2019

The Nashville singer, songwriter, and in-demand fiddler Lillie Mae and her band perform some tunes from her latest solo record, ‘Other Girls”, in-studio.

08/13/2019

North Carolina singer and guitarist Alexandra Sauser-Monnig records under the name Daughter of Swords. (She’s also one third of the trio Mountain Man.) Sauser-Monnig plays vulnerable, homespun tunes from her solo debut, 'Dawnbreaker' in-studio.

ICYMI, the latest hour-long show is music with altered voices, including Guatemalan cellist Mabe Fratti, Holly Herndon's...
08/08/2019
#4260: Processed Voices | New Sounds

ICYMI, the latest hour-long show is music with altered voices, including Guatemalan cellist Mabe Fratti, Holly Herndon's #AI #ShapeNoteSingingButNot, vocal processing pioneer Pamela Z with ETHEL, and 'spiraling soundscapes for lo-fi dreaming' by Arooj Aftab.

Hear music with altered voices from Guatemalan cellist and vocalist Mabe Fratti, American composer Pamela Z, and the AI-enhanced vocal layering of electronic composer Holly Herndon.

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