Music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOwVQvAIK-k Think about the classic Disney animated movies, and you may just start humming a song. Director Ron Clements says the pairing of music and film goes back to Disney's early animated films, projects like Steamboat Willie and Silly Symphonies . "Music and animations were just like peanut butter and jelly," he says, laughing. "Seemed like they go hand in hand." This Wednesday, Moana , co-directed by Clements and John Musker, joins that canon. In crafting...

Music Moment: Lewis Del Mar

Nov 20, 2016

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: Danny Miller and Max Harwood form the indie rock duo Lewis Del Mar. There's a song on their new album called "Puerto Cabezas, NI." Danny's parents met in that coastal town but never really talked about their life there, so Danny traveled to Puerto Cabezas last year to learn more about himself and his family. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "PUERTO CABEZAS, NI") LEWIS DEL MAR: (Singing) High my blood, heavy like hot rain....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCEvfVzrkPc Nina Diaz joined the punk band Girl in a Coma when she was just 13 years old. It was her sister's band, but she quickly made a name for herself as a fierce and magnetic vocalist, guitarist and songwriter. Around that same time, she also started drinking. Then came drugs. It wasn't long before she struggled with full-on addiction to alcohol, cocaine and meth. Now Diaz is clean, and she's just released a new solo album, The Beat Is Dead. The record...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vO2Su3erRIA After almost two decades of silence, last week A Tribe Called Quest released a new album. It's called We Got It From Here... Thank You 4 Your Service . It was a dream long deferred. Tribe, as they're known, broke up in 1998, and though they reunited for a number of performances over the years, an album just never came together. Then, earlier this year, founding member Malik "Phife Dawg" Taylor died of complications from diabetes. But before he did,...

This is Sample Size, our weekly new music feature with KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC music critic Matt Carney. Today, Matt plays new music from A Tribe Called Quest , Magnificent Bird , and Sinkane . Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @mdotcarney & @KOSUryan .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYeGMw21fgM Hearing a new song from Sylvan Esso always makes for a better day. Today I woke up to "Kick Jump Twist," and it's 4:22 of bubbly joy. Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn have been performing this song in their live shows and now it's the b-side for a new bit of vinyl, a 12" titled Radio , which includes two more variations of this effervescent ode to dance. The song was premiered during a DJ set yesterday on WKNC in Raleigh, N.C. The a-side to this vinyl...

In a society increasingly filled with self-delusion, there are still times when the roles individuals see themselves playing can unlock astonishing insights about who they are. A few weeks ago, when speaking with author and disco historian Tim Lawrence about the New York party scene of the 1970s and '80s , I off-handedly called David Mancuso — one of that scene's central figures, who founded the legendary disco happening The Loft and who passed away Monday, after a protracted illness, at the...

"We don't expect long answers when we ask children what they want to be when they grow up," writes the anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson in her landmark book about women improvising their realities, Composing a Life . Despite the infinite ways fate can turn, we look at the wide-eyed little ones in our midst and think: She will be a doctor. He will have two children . She will fall in love and stay in love with the right person, not like I did. We ask them to echo back our hopes as a way...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFAcOnhcpGA Lars Ulrich is the son of a Danish tennis pro — and he might have actually had a promising career in that sport himself. But at age 9, he saw something that would change his direction forever. He was at a tennis tournament in Copenhagen with his dad, and the hard rock band Deep Purple had invited all of the players at the tournament to their show. After the performance, young Ulrich was hooked. "I'd never seen a racket like that before," he tells NPR...

Australian public radio has an amazing popular music service throughout the country called triple j . Almost every time a new artist from Australia visits us on World Cafe , we read something in their bio about triple j radio — and particularly about its Unearthed site, where unsigned bands can upload their music and songs can bubble up organically.

In this session, we meet Dave Ruby Howe and Lachlan Macara, the two programmers in charge of Unearthed . They explain what they do...

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