Stephen Bruner, a.k.a. the musician known as Thundercat, made ripples this year with his appearance on Kendrick Lamar's rap masterpiece "To Pimp a Butterfly." His new EP The Beyond -- Where the Giants Roam" is only going to raise his profile further. Here's a track from it called, "Them Changes."
One For The Road
Neil Young is a singer... well, you've heard of him. He's got a new album out this week called, "The Monsanto Years." Here's a track from it called "Wolf Moon."
The Minneapolis-based hip-hop artist gave three high-energy performances during our live show at the Fitzgerald Theater, including "Batches & Cookies," "Paris," and a brand new tune called "My Skin."
We close the show with "Claire," a guitar-loaded gem from Niger-based band Tal National. Check out a video of their live performance of "Zoy Zoy" at Ace Hotel.
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.