Frightened Rabbit's fourth full-length (and first to be released on a major label, Atlantic Records), <em>Pedestrian Verse</em>, has earned both critical accolades and chart success in the UK (and in the band's native country, where it debuted atop the charts).
With today marking the 25th anniversary of the band's debut full-length <em>Surfer Rosa</em>, I'm tempted to imagine how unsettling and off-kilter the band's music must have sounded at the time.
The two women behind the band Boy have only released one full album to date, 2011's <em>Mutual Friends</em>, but it's made a pretty big splash. In town for sold-out gigs at Bryant Lake Bowl and the Cedar Cultural Center, the band stopped by The Current studios to chat with Mark Wheat and play a few of their songs.
Just days after debuting new material at South by Southwest, celebrated indie rockers Vampire Weekend have come out with a double A-side single featuring two new tracks from their forthcoming third full-length album <em>Modern Vampires in the City</em>.
British rockers Django Django have forged a stunningly inventive sound in their short existence, splitting the difference between vintage rock riffs 'n' rhythms and a contemporary, arty strain of electronic psychedelia.
Brother-and-sister duo Wild Belle fuse rhythms and textures from across the globe with smart pop songwriting and enchanting melodies to create a uniquely alluring sound. The Current had the opportunity to talk to the band's singer Natalie Bergman about everything from her influences to her brother Elliot's handmade instruments.
Kevin Parker and Jay "Gumby" Watson of Australian neo-psychedelic masters Tame Impala stopped by the studio to chat with David Campbell during Radio Free Current and take over our airwaves to play a handful of their favorite tunes on another edition of Theft of the Dial.
Adelaide, Australia's Atlas Genius got signed to Warner Brothers in the wake of the success of their sleek, melodic indie-rock tune "Trojans," released as a single back in 2011. The quartet gave us a taste of their evolving sound on last summer's <em>Through the Glass</em> EP, and just a couple of weeks ago they released their debut LP <em>When It Was Now</em>.
Minnesota's own Parker Quartet are one of the most celebrated classical ensembles of their generation. Today, they returned to Minnesota Public Radio's studios for a performance and interview with Emily Reese.
Don't get your hopes up just yet—this track isn't the first sign of an impending Rilo Kiley reunion. However, we are going to hear some new material from the band this year, in the form of a rarities compilation called <em>RKives</em>.
Canadian twin-sister duo Tegan and Sara are one of indie-pop's most celebrated acts, having released seven full-length albums over nearly two decades as musical collaborators. They've also been longtime Current favorites, and returned to The Current for the third time for a chat with The Morning Show's Steve Seel and Jill Riley and a performance.
At only 22, British singer-songwriter Dan Croll has already kicked up a storm of buzz in his native country with his unique cocktail of charming, melodic indie rock and sleek, subtle electronic pop stylings.
Philly rocker Kurt Vile has been a psych-rock and folk-influenced racket for the better part of a decade now, both as a founding member of the indie-rock band The War on Drugs (which he left in 2008) and also as a solo artist.
1970's iconic album <em>Bitches Brew</em> is both a standalone masterpiece and the pivot point between two of the most fascinating periods of Miles Davis' career: his late-'60s swerve into jazz fusion and the truly out-there territory explored by his early-'70s output.
Jimmy Cliff is one of reggae's hugest icons, a living legend whose 1972 film <em>The Harder They Come</em> and accompanying soundtrack gave the genre its big break in the American market. Dozens of albums later, he's one of music's most respected figures worldwide.