New Sounds

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.

06/15/2020
John Darnielle: The Great Gold Sheep

John Darnielle leads the Mountain Goats. But many years ago, he WAS the Mountain Goats. Now, he and his trusty boombox recorder have made a new album in quarantine. He shares that story and a brand new song from his porch in North Carolina.The video is from a balky Zoom connection, but the audio sounds great; thanks to our video editor David McLean for heroically synching the two up as best as possible.

06/15/2020
John Darnielle: Last Gasp at Calama

John Darnielle leads the the Mountain Goats. But many years ago, he WAS the Mountain Goats. Now, he and his trusty boombox recorder have made a new album in quarantine. He shares that story and a brand new song from his porch in North Carolina.
(The video is from a balky Zoom connection, but the audio sounds great; thanks to our video editor David McLean for heroically synching the two up as best as possible.)

the Mountain Goats' John Darnielle and his trusty boombox recorder have made a new album in quarantine. That story and a...
06/15/2020
John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats Takes It Back to the Boombox | Soundcheck | New Sounds

the Mountain Goats' John Darnielle and his trusty boombox recorder have made a new album in quarantine. That story and a brand new song from his porch in North Carolina is the latest #SoundcheckPodcast. Listen/Download now

John Darnielle leads the Mountain Goats. This spring he recorded a new boombox album in quarantine. He shares that story and a brand new song from his porch in North Carolina.

06/11/2020
Live with Carnegie Hall: Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash has given voice to the American spirit for decades. With a focus on protest music—past and present—and its ability to bring people together in times of crisis, Cash, guitarist John Leventhal, and special guests Brandi Carlile, Gary Clark Jr, Marc Cohn, Ry Cooder, Elvis Costello, and Lizz Wright explore the importance of music as part of our shared cultural history in this episode of Live with Carnegie Hall.

06/10/2020

Rosanne Cash has given voice to the American spirit for decades. With a focus on protest music—past and present—and its ability to bring people together in times of crisis, Cash, guitarist John Leventhal, and special guests Brandi Carlile, Gary Clark Jr, Marc Cohn, Ry Cooder, Elvis Costello, and Lizz Wright explore the importance of music as part of our shared cultural history in this episode of Live with Carnegie Hall.

06/10/2020
Ted Hearne & Saul Williams’ “Place:” A World Premiere

WNYC's John Schaefer invites Pulitzer-nomitated composer Ted Hearne and his collaborator, the writer, activist and poet Saul Williams to premiere a special, performed-at-home version of "Place," their immersive score that explores the impacts of gentrification. The debut performance will be followed by a live Q+A on the subjects of displacement and gentrification in the midst of the pandemic.

06/09/2020

Watch our encore video stream as we revisit more standout moments from New York Guitar Festival. These riveting performances, by emerging artists and Grammy winners alike, were recorded live on our stage in recent years.

June 9 at 8PM: See an at-home version of 'Place' by Pulitzer Prize-nominated composer Ted Hearne and poet Saul Williams ...
06/05/2020
Ted Hearne & Saul Williams’ "Place:" A World Premiere | The Greene Space

June 9 at 8PM: See an at-home version of 'Place' by Pulitzer Prize-nominated composer Ted Hearne and poet Saul Williams that explores the impacts of gentrification, with guests Nathalie Joachim and director Patricia McGregor. The work will be followed by a live discussion about displacement, gentrification and the housing crisis in the time of COVID-19.

WNYC’s John Schaefer invites Pulitzer Prize-nominated composer Ted Hearne and poet Saul Williams for the livestream debut of a special performed-at-home version of Place, the pair’s “explosive, restless, fragment-laden score” (The New York Times) that explores the impacts of gentrification. ...

06/05/2020

WNYC's John Schaefer invites Pulitzer-nomitated composer Ted Hearne and his collaborator, the writer, activist and poet Saul Williams to premiere a special, performed-at-home version of "Place," their immersive score that explores the impacts of gentrification. The debut performance will be followed by a live Q+A on the subjects of displacement and gentrification in the midst of the pandemic.

06/05/2020
Best of the New York Guitar Festival: Kaki King, Fantastic Negrito, Sharon Isbin

Watch an encore video stream as we look back at some of the best moments from the New York Guitar Festival, recorded live on our stage over the past few years. This playlist features performances by: Kaki King, Trixie Whitley, Julian Lage, Margaret Glaspy, Rafiq Bhatia, Fantastic Negrito, Pepe Romero, Sharon Isbin, Dom Flemons and Shana Cleveland.

It’s an hour about justice (and some peace) with music by bass player FANS of Victor Wooten and drummer J. D. Blair, "Th...
06/03/2020
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It’s an hour about justice (and some peace) with music by bass player FANS of Victor Wooten and drummer J. D. Blair, "The Groove Regulator" , composer Shelley Washington, pianist Vijay Iyer and spoken word artist @Mike Ladd, and music by Frederic Rzewski - those famous variations on the Chilean protest song.
Plus, more duo music by clarinetist Don Byron with bassist Robert Black from a Bang on a Can Marathon, and Bill Frisell with Greg Leisz, arranging Marvin Gaye's "What's Goin' On ". Listen.

Hear music by bass player Vic Wooten, composer Shelley Washington, pianist Vijay Iyer with spoken word artist Mike Ladd, and clarinetist Don Byron with bassist Robert Black.  

TONIGHT: WNYC, MPR News and more than 250 radio stations across the country will be broadcasting “America, Are We Ready?...
06/01/2020

TONIGHT: WNYC, MPR News and more than 250 radio stations across the country will be broadcasting “America, Are We Ready? Racism, Violence and Our Future Together,” a live call-in show to convene a national conversation in this urgent moment. Join us from 8-10 pm EST | 7-9 pm CST | 5-7 pm PST. The number to call in is 844-745-8255.

TONIGHT: WNYC, MPR News and more than 250 radio stations across the country will be broadcasting “America, Are We Ready? Racism, Violence and Our Future Together,” a live call-in show to convene a national conversation in this urgent moment. Join us from 8-10 pm EST | 7-9 pm CST | 5-7 pm PST. The number to call in is 844-745-8255. https://www.wnyc.org/story/america-are-we-ready-national-call-about-racism-violence-and-our-future-together/

06/01/2020

Watch an encore video stream as we look back at some of the best moments from the New York Guitar Festival, recorded live on our stage over the past few years. This playlist features performances by: Kaki King, Trixie Whitley, Julian Lage, Margaret Glaspy, Rafiq Bhatia, Fantastic Negrito, Pepe Romero, Sharon Isbin, Dom Flemons and Shana Cleveland.

06/01/2020
Emily Wells

New York-based violinist, composer, and producer Emily Wells joins us from her home studio with “I’m Numbers,” written in March 2020, when she was in survival mode, dealing with her terror during the early weeks of sheltering in place.

Latest #SoundcheckPodcast is with violinist, composer, and producer Emily Wells, presenting her songs in their most elem...
06/01/2020
Composer and Producer Emily Wells Scales Back to Elemental | Soundcheck | New Sounds

Latest #SoundcheckPodcast is with violinist, composer, and producer Emily Wells, presenting her songs in their most elemental form, along with a new song written this March - “I’m Numbers.” Listen/Download

With Nina Simone on the wall of her home studio, composer/producer Emily Wells presents songs in their most elemental form, along with a new song written this March - “I’m Numbers.”

This Monday, June 1, join John Schaefer and the Kaufman Music Center community for a #DayofMusicalAction, a full day of ...
05/31/2020
Day of Musical Action

This Monday, June 1, join John Schaefer and the Kaufman Music Center community for a #DayofMusicalAction, a full day of online musical performances supporting music education programs that transform lives for thousands of NYC kids. It will be streamed on KMC’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Catch John between 4 & 5 pm EDT. Details on other artists, guests, and musicians: https://bit.ly/3eZqCwZ

The NY-based indie-pop duo Overcoats' latest, 'The Fight,' was birthed in March. They preview a benefit online festival ...
05/20/2020
Overcoats Fight To Feel Excited for the Future | Soundcheck Podcast

The NY-based indie-pop duo Overcoats' latest, 'The Fight,' was birthed in March. They preview a benefit online festival - "The Fight for NYC," which they've curated and are playing in on May 21, and share new songs - performed from their homes. (Podcast audio coming soon)

The NY-based indie-pop duo Overcoats latest, 'The Fight,' was birthed in March. They preview a benefit online festival which they've curated and are playing in, and share new songs. 

New music this week: subversive brilliance from Moses Sumney, an OK Go video from quarantine, and melancholy techno from...
05/18/2020
Weekly Music Roundup: Moses Sumney, OK Go, and Moby | Soundcheck | New Sounds

New music this week: subversive brilliance from Moses Sumney, an OK Go video from quarantine, and melancholy techno from Moby. Plus, Kamasi Washington's score for Netflix’s new documentary 'Becoming,' about First Lady Michelle Obama

This week, subversive brilliance from Moses Sumney, an OK Go video from quarantine, and melancholy techno from Moby. Plus, Kamasi Washington's score for Michelle Obama's 'Becoming.'

Violinist, singer, keyboardist, and drummer Emily Wells is capable of producing full band sound using looping technology...
05/18/2020

Violinist, singer, keyboardist, and drummer Emily Wells is capable of producing full band sound using looping technology. Watch her play live online from her home via National Sawdust .org on Tuesday, May 19 at 6PM EDT: https://bit.ly/3fZZ7Uq (edit: Corrected for start time of 6PM)

05/15/2020
Arturo O'Farrill

Six-time Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill and his son, trumpeter Adam O'Farrillre live, performing their own compositions and improvisations, as well as pieces by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Carla Bley and Chico O’Farrill.

05/15/2020

Six-time Grammy Award-winning pianist and composer Arturo O'Farrill and his son, trumpeter Adam O'Farrillre live, performing their own compositions and improvisations, as well as pieces by Ryuichi Sakamoto, Carla Bley and Chico O’Farrill.

Today at 4PM EDT, see American guitarist Brandon Ross, (co-leader of avant power trio, H A R R I E T  T U B M A N: t h e...
05/12/2020

Today at 4PM EDT, see American guitarist Brandon Ross, (co-leader of avant power trio, H A R R I E T T U B M A N: t h e b a n d) as part of the 2020 @NewYorkGuitarFestival online tribute to bluesman #ReverendGaryDavis: https://bit.ly/2yRnpz1 OR https://bit.ly/2WIzUos

Some essential listening! Hear@EdHelmsOfficial (The Daily Show, The Office, The Hangover) talk about #WhiskeySourHappyHo...
05/09/2020
Ed Helms, on Making Old-Timey Magic for The Whiskey Sour Happy Hour | #SoundcheckPodcast

Some essential listening! [email protected] (The Daily Show, The Office, The Hangover) talk about #WhiskeySourHappyHour (and playing a sitar on the Office) on the latest episode of the #SoundcheckPodcast. Now featuring the famous Helms Shredder Face™️! (With thanks to The Bluegrass Situation)

Banjo player, comedian, and actor Ed Helms combines music and comedy in an online show for the pandemic era, The Whiskey Sour Happy Hour. He presents some of the tunes from the show.

Today, Friday, May 8, at 4PM EDT, see the American songster @domflemonsmusic and a performance of “Saddle It Around” as ...
05/08/2020

Today, Friday, May 8, at 4PM EDT, see the American songster @domflemonsmusic and a performance of “Saddle It Around” as part of the 2020 @newyorkguitarfestival online tribute to bluesman #ReverendGaryDavis: https://bit.ly/2L93xtZ Full schedule and info: https://bit.ly/3ccbYR0

Florian Schneider, co-founder of the German synthpop pioneers @Kraftwerkofficial, died this week, at the age of 73. From...
05/08/2020
#2930: Kraftwerk Re-Covered | New Sounds

Florian Schneider, co-founder of the German synthpop pioneers @Kraftwerkofficial, died this week, at the age of 73. From string quartet to accordions, hear inventive takes on the band's music, as a tribute.

Florian Schneider, co-founder of the German synthpop pioneers Kraftwerk, has died at 73. From string quartet to accordions, hear inventive takes on the band's proto-electropop.

Latest hour-long show is a NEW YORK GUITAR FESTIVAL tribute to bluesman #ReverendGaryDavis from the 2020 online festival...
05/04/2020
#4362, A Tribute to Reverend Gary Davis | New Sounds

Latest hour-long show is a NEW YORK GUITAR FESTIVAL tribute to bluesman #ReverendGaryDavis from the 2020 online festival with music from Fantastic Negrito, Larkin Poe, Rosanne Cash and Mr. L, Amythyst Kiah, Bill Frisell, Brandon Ross Music, Dom Flemons, Jorma Kaukonen.

Hear a New York Guitar Festival tribute to bluesman Reverend Gary Davis with music from Fantastic Negrito, Larkin Poe, Rosanne Cash, singer/songwriter Amythyst Kiah, and Bill Frisell.

The legendary drummer Tony Allen has died in Paris, at 79. His unique, propulsive, funky, innovative drum patterns helpe...
05/01/2020
Rejoice, Here Comes Tony - Legendary Drummer Tony Allen Remembered | New Sounds

The legendary drummer Tony Allen has died in Paris, at 79. His unique, propulsive, funky, innovative drum patterns helped to define the style called #Afrobeat, (along with #FelaKuti.) Here's a remembrance, and a playlist: https://spoti.fi/35lzF6Z

The legendary drummer Tony Allen has died in Paris, at 79. His unique, propulsive, funky, innovative drum patterns helped to define the style called Afrobeat (along with Fela Kuti.) Here's a remembrance.

#GigAlert: This year's Bang on a Can marathon will be unlike any they’ve done before. It's all online, starting at 3PM E...
04/29/2020
Bang on a Can Marathon | Gig Alerts | New Sounds

#GigAlert: This year's Bang on a Can marathon will be unlike any they’ve done before. It's all online, starting at 3PM EDT, Sun. May 3. Watch for performances by Zoe Keating , Moor Mother, Vicky Chow, Meredith Monk, #SharaNova of My Brightest Diamond, #ShelleyWashington, and Vijay Iyer, to name just a few...

Bang On A Can’s annual Marathon concerts have become a signature event, but this year’s marathon will be unlike any other. 26 different homes, 4 world premieres, and all online.

04/28/2020
Live with Carnegie Hall: Angélique Kidjo

In this episode of Live with Carnegie Hall, Perspectives artist Angélique Kidjo is joined by Nigerian Afropop star Yemi Alade and Senegalese singer-guitarist Baaba Maal with moderator John Schaefer of WNYC for an afternoon full of incredible music.

04/27/2020

This afternoon at 2PM EDT, watch as Perspectives artist Angélique Kidjo is joined by Nigerian Afropop star Yemi Alade and Senegalese singer-guitarist Baaba Maal with moderator John Schaefer for an afternoon full of incredible music for this episode of Live with Carnegie Hall.

Latest show, Music for #EarthDay: works inspired by the beauty of America’s National Parks from the #GVSUNME,  Floating ...
04/23/2020
#4357, Music for Earth Day | New Sounds

Latest show, Music for #EarthDay: works inspired by the beauty of America’s National Parks from the #GVSUNME, Floating Points, John Luther Adams, Aukai & others...

Hear work inspired by America’s National Parks from the GVSU New Music Ensemble, by the Mojave Desert from Floating Points, and by Alaska’s arctic vistas from John Luther Adams and ACME.

Music by composer-led ensembles for this latest show, feat. work by Laura Jurd and Dinosaur, Missy Mazzoli and Victoire,...
01/15/2020
#4318: Composer-Led Ensembles | New Sounds | New Sounds

Music by composer-led ensembles for this latest show, feat. work by Laura Jurd and Dinosaur, Missy Mazzoli and Victoire, Penguin Cafe, Anna Meredith, Matt McBane, Shards, NOW Ensemble, and Roomful of Teeth. Listen: http://bit.ly/38ewNch

Hear music from composer-led ensembles, from works by Penguin Café, Missy Mazzoli/Victoire, Laura Jurd and Dinosaur, Shards, NOW Ensemble, Anna Meredith, and Matt McBane/Build.

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There was a piece by Shara Nova recently that I missed the title to. It included lots of percussion and the flute. Can you tell me what it was. I think it was around 12/30/19.
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Happy Birthday to John!