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LISTEN // NPR Streams Night Bed’s ‘Ivywild’ Before 8/7 Release

…an album about vulnerability and taking risks. Allowing yourself to love also means opening yourself to potential future heartache and regret. Acknowledging your struggles, or admitting when you’re wrong, means exposing your flaws for others to see and judge.NPR First Listen

Ivywild by Night Beds is out this Friday, August 7th, and NPR is streaming it until then. You can read the article here!

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Stream The Tallest Man On Earth’s ‘Dark Bird Is Home’ via NPR Music’s “First Listen”



“On Dark Bird, Matsson‘s voice, reedy and resonant, is recorded raw and seemingly almost inside the microphone. The effect is one of feeling a brain on fire while setting its sights on itself, and the byproduct is a yen for moments of serene relief as a result.”NPR Music’s “First Listen”

Dark Bird Is Home will be available to stream for two weeks via NPR Music’s “First Listen” leading into its May 12th release on Dead Oceans.

Stream Dark Bird Is Home via NPR Music’s “First Listen”

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ALBUM STREAM // Listen to Phosphorescent’s ‘Muchacho’ In Full at NPR

Phosphorescent’s Muchacho does not officially hit the world until March 19; however, today we all have the greatest pleasure of listening to the entire album at NPR’s First Listen – stream at the link below. You can still pre-order the album at SC Distribution, iTunes and Amazon!


“Phosphorescent remains rooted in dusty, personal, earthbound concerns, thanks in large part to the winningly roughed-up, beautifully human voice at its core….Even when their arrangements feel grand and fleshed-out, epic and searching, Houck’s best songs come off like intimate conversations with a confidante – wise and soft, and warmed by experience.” – Stephen Thompson, NPR

LISTEN: The Tallest Man On Earth’s “There’s No Leaving Now” Available for Streaming on NPR

Just a week away from release, The Tallest Man On Earth’s There’s No Leaving Now is up for streaming at NPR’s First Listen. You’ve heard the first single, “1904”, now listen to Kristian’s third full-length album in its entirety. Pre-order the album HERE.


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Stream Bear in Heaven’s I Love You, It’s Cool In It’s Entirety On NPR’s First Listen


With a week to go before the release of their stupendous new album, I Love You It’s Cool, Bear in Heaven are gearing up for what promises to be an exciting next few months. They have a slew of tour dates (which you can check out below), some great press under their belts, and now you can listen to the new album in it’s entiriey over at NPR. Head over to their website for an exclusive FIRST LISTEN and catch Bear in Heaven on the road this spring!

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