One For The Road


The War on Drugs – ‘Holding On’

By now, most people know The War on Drugs is the name of a band as well as controversial policy position. Their new album comes out in August, it's called A Deeper Understanding. Here's a new single from it -- called "Hold On."


Phoenix – ‘Ti Amo’

French band Phoenix have been making ear-friendly international pop since they first met as teenagers in the Paris suburb of Versaille. Their new album comes out in a couple of weeks. Here's a track called - "Ti Amo."


Shugo Tokumaru – ‘Lita Ruta’

Shugo Tokumaru is an experimental musician and he has a new album coming out this April. It's called "Toss." Here's a track from it called "Lita-Ruta."


Tinariwen – ‘Assawt’

Tinariwen are a group of blues-playing Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali. The band had to flee their homeland due to political unrest and have recorded their last two albums at a studio in Joshua Tree California. The latest one is called "Elwan." It just came out. Here's a track from it called "Assawt."


Arcade Fire – ‘I Give You Power’

Never shy about addressing current events, a couple weeks back indie-music giants Arcade Fire released a new song called "I Give You Power." It features rhythm and blues great Mavis Staples.


Elliott Smith – ‘I Figured You Out’

Back in 1997, the late great singer-songwriter Eliot Smith put out an album of sad, hushed songs called "Either/Or." In a few months, it gets reissued in honor of its 20th anniversary, and it features outtakes like this one called, "I Figured You Out."