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First Listen: Grouper, 'Ruins'  |   

Recorded with Liz Harris' voice, a piano and not much else, Ruins achieves striking intimacy, its emotional heft commanding attention throughout.

Wild Beasts: A 'Beautiful Truth' In A Beautiful Bar  |   

We asked the romantic London band to perform a song from its album Present Tense in The Campbell Apartment, an antique bar tucked into the corner of New York's bustling Grand Central Station.

Cafe Tacvba's Groundbreaking Influence, Then And Now  |   

Alt.Latino celebrates a Latin rock legacy, plays new music and discusses the film The Book Of Life.

Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer'  |   

In a candid interview, the ever-innovative pianist traces the lines between Buddhist chants, Sly Stone and Miles Davis, while shedding new light on some hard facts about his past.

Drum Fill Friday, With Sleater-Kinney's Janet Weiss  |   

Our recurring puzzler for careful listeners, this week featuring a selection of handpicked fills from Sleater-Kinney drummer Janet Weiss. Hear the drum fill (or intro) and match it to the song.

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