Soundtrack


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Eleanor Friedberger Spins a Soundtrack for Parties and Pizzas

Eleanor Friedberger was half of the prolific brother-sister duo, The Fiery Furnaces. Her third solo album of strummy, literate pop came out this week. It's called "New View," and critics are digging it. The singer admits she gets a little bossy in the kitchen and gives you a few songs to play when you're drinking for dessert.


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Savages’ Jehnny Beth and Ayşe Hassan Cook Up A Murder Mystery Playlist

Jehnny Beth and Ayşe Hassan are two of the four members that make up the London-based band Savages. Their debut album of ferocious post-punk was shortlisted for the UK's prestigious Mercury Prize. Their follow-up, called, "Adore Life," comes out this week. They provide a playlist for the next time your dinner party turns into a real-life game of Clue.


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Party Till Sunrise With Pusha T’s Playlist

Rapper Terrence Thornton -- better known as Pusha T -- was half of the iconic rap duo Clipse. Kanye West recently appointed him president of his record label, G.O.O.D. Music. He's got a new solo album called "Darkest Before Dawn." Here he is with songs... and one drink recommendation.


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Pop Duo EL VY Swap Songs, Insults

Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf are the duo behind the band EL VY. You may know Matt from the hugely popular indie band The National, and Brent from the Portland band Menomena. They bring you down to earth with their party playlist for a night of playful banter.


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Melodies and Metaphors with Car Seat Headrest

Seattle-based musician Will Toledo -- of the indie band Car Seat Headrest -- got his start in Leesburg, Virginia recording music in his car, hence the band's name. He just signed to Matador Records, and he's got a new album called "Teens of Style." Here he is with a laid-back playlist.


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Neon Indian Guides You From Dinner Time to Party Time

Alan Palomo, better known as Neon Indian, weaves disco bass lines into reggae beats to produce a sound that's easily danceable, but hard to describe. He offers up a late-night playlist that'll take you deep into the evening and with a little Spanish flair.


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Raury DJs the Party of the Future

Raury is the 19-year-old musician who caught the eye of Kanye West with his mixtape "Indigo Child." With his debut album "All We Need," he blends folk and hip hop in songs that range from feel-good to political. The Georgia-born soul-folk wunderkind picks a playlist that takes us into the forest – and the future (3500, specifically). No word if Andre 3000 is invited.


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Kurt Vile’s Easygoing Party Playlist

Kurt Vile co-founded the band The War On Drugs, then launched a solo career so successful that his hometown of Philadelphia declared August 28 "Kurt Vile Day." Grantland calls him "One of the most talented rockers of his generation." His new album, called "b'lieve i'm goin down..." is out now. He gives us a few tracks to float along with at your next dreamy dinner party.