We close the show with "Claire," a guitar-loaded gem from Niger-based band Tal National.
One For The Road
The Idaho-based indie rock band recently released their eighth album "Untethered Moon" on April 21. The group is currently out on a U.S. tour with upcoming dates in Austin, Minneapolis and Chicago. Take a listen to a single off the album, "Never Be The Same."
Norwegian singer-songwriter Jenny Hval posits complex subjects like socialism over subtle harmonies in “That Battle Is Over.” The song is from her new album “Apocalypse, girl,” out June 9.
Courtney Barnett lives in Australia, writes killer songs, and has new album coming out this month. Here's a track from it called "Pedestrian at Best." It’s much better than that.
"Don't Lose This" is a posthumous album from Pops Staples, taken from his final recording sessions with his daughter Mavis in 1999. The songs are now being released for the first time, featuring production and guitar work by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.
Mikal Cronin is often seen performing with his fellow garage rocker and friend Ty Segall, but over the course of three albums, he has distinguished himself as the poppier power-rocker of the two. His new album "MC III" comes out in May.
The Oregon-slash-New Zealand based band Unknown Mortal Orchestra are set to release their third album in late May of this year, right in the midst of an extended world tour. The record will be called "Multi-Love," and the title single hit the blogs this week, offering a taste of the psych-tinged indie rock to come.
Belle and Sebastian, the Scottish indie pop band who defined late-nineties twee, are back with their thirtweenth album.
Mark Ronson is best-known for his work with Amy Winehouse and others as a music producer extraordinaire, but for his newest solo album, he took on a particularly high-profile collaborator, the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Michael Chabon.
Next week, Animal Collective member Noah Lennox, aka Panda Bear, releases his fifth solo album, "Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper." We take a listen to the second single off the years-in-the-making record, "Boys Latin."