The Current Sessions®

Live Performances from The Current.

Bachelor talk collaboration, play songs from 'Doomin' Sun'


Bachelor, the duo including Palehound's Ellen Kempner and Jay Som's Melina Duterte, join The Current for a virtual session to play tracks from their debut release, Doomin' Sun. The duo catch up with The Current about recording the record in Topanga, CA, the emotional meshing that takes place in a new collaboration, and writing to cope with fears of mortality.

Rostam talks sequencing and saxophone, plays tracks from 'Changephobia'


From his studio in California, Rostam joins The Current to play songs from his sophomore record, 'Changephobia'. We catch up with the prolific producer, songwriter, and composer about the sequencing decisions he made on the record, incorporating the saxophone as a central sound, and referencing grunge in his work for the first time.

Cautious Clay talks album sequencing, plays tracks from 'Deadpan Love'


Brooklyn-based songwriter and producer Cautious Clay joins The Current to play a few tracks from his upcoming record, Deadpan Love. Hear his conversation with Zeke about what makes a great taco, how Disney's Aladdin got him interested in music, and the contrasting hot and cold energies on his new record.

Flock of Dimes on the importance of community for artists, play tracks from 'Head of Roses'


Fresh off the release of her new record, 'Head of Roses,' Flock of Dimes' Jenn Wasner joins The Current to talk about the self exploration of songwriting, recording the new record with her close pal Nick Sanborn of Sylvan Esso, and the value of personal community in making art. Plus, hear performances of tracks from the new record--filmed in Joshua Tree, California with Meg Duffy of Hand Habits.

Wolf Alice play tracks from 'Blue Weekend'


British alt-rockers Wolf Alice join The Current for a virtual session, and play songs from their new record, Blue Weekend. Ellie and Joff catch up with The Current's Jill Riley about recording the album without tight timelines, playing this year's Glastonbury Festival, and more.

Kiwi Jr. play tracks from 'Cooler Returns'


Toronto's Kiwi Jr. drop in for a virtual session to play tracks from their new album, Cooler Returns. The band catches up with Mary Lucia about their recording process in the past year, getting signed to Sub Pop Records, and the trickiness of planning for future shows as live music slowly returns.

Interview: Colin Meloy talks 20 Years of The Decemberists


Colin Meloy and Mac Wilson sit down for a virtual interview as The Decemberists celebrate their 20th anniversary this month. The two look back at iconic releases and memories from The Decemberists' catalog, and discuss the craft of building a setlist in the age of streams.

Lake Street Dive play songs from 'Obviously' in virtual session


Lake Street Dive join The Current for a virtual session to play songs from their latest record, 'Obviously'. Rachael Price and Akie Bermiss join Bill DeVille to talk tour bus memories, comedy in lyrics, how their latest record came together.