Tag: npr

Beastie Boys Beat Cancer, Begrudgingly Stream New Music

Whether they like it or not, a song from the forthcoming Beastie Boys album has been leaked to the internet. Instead of fighting it, the Beastie Boys opted to stream the song themselves.

Posted in Music and Activism, Trends in Music and Society

NPR Streaming New Decemberists Album

Several of the 10 songs on the Decemberists’ latest, “The King is Dead,” address the war in Iraq.

Posted in Human Rights, Music and Activism

Biscuits Talk BPM on NPR

The Disco Biscuits appeared on NPR’s “World Café” to discuss their new album “Planet Anthem” and Bisco Power Mission, a recent collaboration with HeadCount to raise money for the purchase of solar panels at a Philadelphia public school. The 20-minute interview, syndicated to NPR affiliates nationally, can be heard here. In it, HeadCount co-chair and…

Posted in Music and Activism, Sustainability and Climate Change

New Dr. Dog Album ‘Shame, Shame’ Streaming At NPR

Philadelphia rock band Dr. Dog are one of HeadCount’s newer partner artists. We’ll be sending our teams to their shows starting mid-April through May. Sign up here to volunteer for shows You can also check out the Dog’s new album, Shame, Shame, which drops April 6 but is currently streaming at NPR. This is the…

Posted in Trends in Music and Society, HeadCount Community

Afghan Singer Urges Youth to Vote

For the past week or so, National Public Radio has been covering the upcoming election in Afghanistan.  The station sent Morning Edition co-host Renee Montagne to the country to do in depth coverage of the election, from interviewing candidates to discusssing the security situation with top U.S. Military officicals. Yesterday morning, the station aired a great story  about an Afghani singer.  Farhad Darya…

Posted in Music and Activism, Trends in Music and Society

In the Wake of the Quake: Abigail Washburn and Shanghai Restoration Project’s ‘Artquake’

I first heard the singer and clawhammer banjo player Abigail Washburn in the excellent all-female bluegrass group Uncle Earl. It’s always cool to hear Washburn sing bluegrass in Mandarin, which she learned while studying in China. Washburn returned to China in 2005 with her Sparrow Quartet, which includes Bela Fleck. In May 2008, an earthquake…