A Lyrically Lingering List from Generationals

Ted Joyner and Grant Widmer, a.k.a. New Orleans indie rock duo Generationals, have been churning out bright, inviting guitar pop for a half-decade. Their latest album is called "Heza." They spin a soundtrack full of breezy tracks, and lyrics that linger.

Adam Green & Binki Shapiro serve up a dark-but-sweet playlist

Adam Green - of anti-folk-band The Moldy Peaches - & Binki Shapiro, singer for the band Little Joy, just released an album called (wait for it) Adam Green and Binki Shapiro. This spring they head out on tour. They serve up a soundtrack shot through with darkness, dinosaurs…and divorce?! Yep.

Okkervil River frontman Will Sheff crafts an al fresco playlist

Will Sheff, the man behind lauded indie band Okkervil River, can turn a phrase like few others (even earning a grammy nom for his liner notes). This weekend, catch him and the band - alongside Best Coast, Grouplove, and others - at the Cultivate 'Food Ideas & Music' Festival in Denver. Will provides us with a party soundtrack that's best appreciated al fresco.

Brit band Alt-J suggest some songs for a Druid barbecue

In December, buzzy Brit band Alt-J's debut album An Awesome Wave won the prestigious Mercury Prize (U.K. album of the year). This month they launched their first major U.S. tour, including a slew of acclaimed shows at the South-by-Southwest music festival. Keyboardist Gus Unger-Hamilton and guitarist Gwil Sainsbury share a few song suggestions for a totally normal dinner the woods...with witches.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Craft a Yuletide Playlist

Hip-hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis rode their smash hit “Thrift Shop” to the top of Billboard’s rap charts, their album The Heist has been one of the most popular in the country, and now, the ultimate honor: they tell our listeners what to listen to. The hip-hop hitmakers offer up a holiday soundtrack… featuring David Bowie’s "Labyrinth."

Ron Sexsmith

Beloved singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith has recorded a dozen-odd albums of smart, melancholic pop music. He’s a true musician’s musician; his tunes have been covered by everyone from Rod Stewart to Feist. Ron spins a winning, wistful dinner party soundtrack…and then shares a sample of his upcoming album, “Forever Endeavour