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1:03 am
Tue December 31, 2013

In Memoriam: 2013

In Memoriam 2013: remembering some of the greats who died this year.
NPR

Originally published on Tue December 31, 2013 7:52 am

Each December, NPR Music draws up a tribute to some of the great musicians, composers, producers and other visionaries who died during the course of the year. Inevitably, the list is incomplete, but it provides a sense of how much talent and vision has been lost in the past 12 months.

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Music
1:03 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Blessed Feathers: Nomadic And Loving It

Blessed Feathers.
CJ Foeckler Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue December 31, 2013 11:11 am

The two members of Blessed Feathers started off as an unlikely pair. Donivan Berube moved to West Bend, Wis., and got a job at a pizzeria; that's where he met Jacquelyn Beaupre. Both singers and songwriters, the two were brought together by music — first as friends, then as musical partners, then as a romantic couple.

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The Record
11:03 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Pharrell Williams On Juxtaposition And Seeing Sounds

Pharrell Williams.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue December 31, 2013 12:44 pm

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Metropolis
10:03 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

The Metropolis Interview: Cut Copy

Jason Bentley sat down with Australian band Cut Copy during their stop in New York City.
Shaun Regan for NPR

Metropolis host Jason Bentley sat down with Australian electro-pop giants Cut Copy to discuss the band's new album, Free Your Mind, and its connection to the rave-rock boom of the early 1990s.

Metropolis
2:28 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Metropolis: 12/28/13

Toro Y Moi is featured in this week's edition of Metropolis.
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In this week's mix, Jason Bentley features tracks from Toro Y Moi, Hot Natured, Burial, James Blake, Phoenix and remixes by Psychemagik, Diplo, Prefuse 73, Breakbot and Special Request.

Playlist

  • Toro Y Moi, "Rose Quartz"
  • Flume, "Sleepless (feat. Twin Shadow & Jezzabell Doran)"
  • Kauf, "Relocate (Psychemagik Remix)"
  • Emiliana Torrini, "Speed Of Dark"
  • Ultraista, "You're Out (Prefuse 73 Remix)"
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