Vampire Weekend

Two new tracks from Vampire Weekend


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 Modern Vampires in the City.

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Local Gig List: March 18-24


  Spring is upon us, and new albums are bubbling up to the surface everywhere we turn. It’s going to be another busy season full of album-releases here in the Twin Cities, and several promising records are already being celebrated this week at big release shows. Read on for a roundup of the best gigs…

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Bruce Springsteen

9:30 Coffee Break: Born This Way


Today's Coffee Break theme comes to us via a listener suggestion. Brian, from Virginia, suggested a "Born This Way" Coffee Break. So, we're looking for songs with the word "born" in the title.

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Low - The Invisible Way

Album Review: Low - The Invisible Way


Low are celebrating a few landmarks with their latest album, The Invisible Way: It's the Duluth trio's 10th studio recording, and it marks their 20th anniversary as a band.

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Dawes

Dawes live at SXSW


In just a few short years, Los Angeles folk-rock act Dawes have become one of the most sought-after indie/alternative acts in the country, with their trademark emotive alt-country sound gaining them thousands of fans.

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Prince Essentials

23 Prince albums from 1995-2010 now available on streaming services

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As the result of a distribution deal with Sony, 23 Prince albums originally released from 1995 to 2010 are now available on major streaming services. Some were previously available on Tidal, but the widespread availability of these albums — some of which were originally released only to members of Prince’s NPG Music Club — will…

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The Current: Music News

Music News: 'Tis the season for Christmas album announcements

William Shatner's album 'Shatner Claus.'

The Monkees, Eric Clapton, and William Shatner (!) are among several artists who have announced new Christmas albums for this holiday season. Also, Spotify is letting artists directly upload music; KISS are calling it quits (again); Noah Cyrus is literally selling her tears; and Dickey Betts is in critical condition. For today's viral clip, we enjoy Topaz Jones's throwback 'Toothache' video.

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In about ten minutes a day, hosts Jay Gabler and Jade put music industry headlines in context, share breaking news about upcoming releases, and surprise listeners with strange-but-true stories. Entertaining, conversational, and informative, The Current Music News is an essential daily listen for fans of all genres of music to catch up on the news that matters about today’s most essential artists.

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The Current Sessions®

Leon Bridges plays solo acoustic songs at The Current

Leon Bridges: portraits at The Current

In town for two nights of shows at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Leon Bridges walked over to The Current for an in-studio session hosted by Jade. Performing solo and with an acoustic guitar, Bridges played a couple songs off his latest album, 'Good Thing.' Bridges also pulled back the curtain on his songwriting process.

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Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats perform a #MicroShow at the Turf Club

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats' MicroShow at the Turf Club

On Monday, Aug. 6, a select group of The Current's listeners were treated to a #MicroShow with Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats, who performed at the Turf Club (capacity 350) in St. Paul. The band's generous set includes seven songs from their latest release, 'Tearing at the Seams,' plus a favorite from their breakout self-titled album from 2015.

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Oake and Riley Features

Coffee Break: Rain

Gustave Caillebotte - Paris Street; Rainy Day

It's been raining all week and the rain doesn't look like it's going to let up for another day or two, so for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what rain songs do you want to hear?

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