Indie band Real Estate turn out to be dinner party pros. They share a soundtrack of songs lovingly plucked from their parents' old cd towers.
Scandipop and Santigold with Danish Star MØ
Some call her "The New Grimes" or "The Danish Lana Del Ray" - but Karen Marie Ørsted prefers "MØ."
The Preatures Shine Through Dark Times
The Preatures join us to play a song live in our studio and share some other party rocking favorites. The band is divided over Nick Drake.
Songs for a Quiet Night with Jeremy Jay
After working on his darkly dreamy new album in nigh-reclusion, we asked indie synth-pop musician Jeremy Jay for songs to play at a party.
Diane Coffee Pours Breakfast (Lunch and Dinner) Music
Shaun Fleming's Foxygen side-project Diane Coffee has just released a debut album. He and bandmate Steve Okonski travel the musical world to offer a soundtrack for parties - or doing taxes.
Stakes Are Very High for Joey Sweeney’s Party Music
Joey Sweeney is the rare music critic who also makes great music himself. When he isn't writing or performing, he keeps busy sharing the gospel of Nina Simone.
Mutual Benefit Admiration Society
Jordan Lee makes music under the moniker Mutual Benefit. He has been playing small rooms of in-the-know crowds for years - but with his new release, he is set to break through big time. He gives us a party playlist of other indie acts that share his subtle style.
Country Singer Julie Roberts Loves Sad, Sexy, and Steel Guitar
Julie Roberts gets ready to enjoy some "Good Wine and Bad Decisions" with her friends in this playlist entirely of fellow female singer-songwriters.
Seventies Songs for a Swinging Fondue Party with Bill Callahan
American-inflected singer-songwriter Bill Callahan is back with "Dream River," his 18th record since 1990. When compiling his dinner party soundtrack, he recalled his parents' 1970s dinner parties and went with a subtle, retro sound and a bit of depth below the surface.
We Fall Hard for Jimmy Cliff
Recording since 1968, Jimmy Cliff deserves tremendous credit for shaping reggae music in Jamaica and for popularizing it around the world. Back with a new record, he's enjoying reaching a whole new generation of fans.