Michael Katzif http://kunc.org en Exitmusic: Tiny Desk Concert http://kunc.org/post/exitmusic-tiny-desk-concert The transporting music of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/151519211/exitmusic" target="_blank">Exitmusic</a> is so grandiose, so romantically rich, it could easily envelop a concert hall or cavernous church. It's a beautifully buzzing mix of distorted guitars, synth pads and sparse electronic beats, all of which intermingle around Aleksa Palladino's alluring, heartsick voice like a swarm of bees in your chest.<p>Still, it was somewhat of a mystery how the band might sound in the confines of the NPR Music offices. Mon, 02 Jul 2012 14:26:00 +0000 Michael Katzif 29848 at http://kunc.org Exitmusic: Tiny Desk Concert John Congleton: Meet Indie Rock's Unsung Hero Of 2011 http://kunc.org/post/john-congleton-meet-indie-rocks-unsung-hero-2011 The job of a music producer, engineer or mixer is rarely one that will make someone a star. Unless you're a George Martin, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15979487/brian-eno" target="_blank">Brian Eno</a>, or Timbaland, hard work behind the scenes in the studio can be a selfless task. But thumb through the liner notes of records released in the last few years and you'll see John Congleton's name pop up again and again. Thu, 22 Dec 2011 20:54:01 +0000 Michael Katzif 19580 at http://kunc.org John Congleton: Meet Indie Rock's Unsung Hero Of 2011 Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On': Songs We Love http://kunc.org/post/marvin-gayes-whats-going-songs-we-love <em>Marvin Gaye's masterpiece </em>What's Going On<em> turns 40 on Saturday. Click the link above to hear Gaye biographer David Ritz evaluate the album and its legacy on </em>Weekend Edition Saturday.<p>Marvin Gaye's <em>What's Going On</em> was an instant classic, as well as one of the most influential records from a passionate and enduring icon. Released on May 21, 1971, the album is an introspective, politically charged nine-piece song cycle that addresses the ravages of the Vietnam War, urban decay, drug abuse, civil unrest and injustice. Fri, 20 May 2011 23:53:00 +0000 Michael Katzif & NPR Staff 8412 at http://kunc.org Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On': Songs We Love