Mount Moriah performs in The Current studios


The Durham, N.C.-based band Mount Moriah only just released their self-titled debut LP a couple of months ago, preceeded by 2010's "Letting Go" EP, but guitarist Jenks Miller first started a band under the Biblically-influenced name Mount Moriah around five years ago. After some drastic shifts in sound and line-up, the band's sound has settled into a sweet, melancholy strain of folk music.

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Theft of the Dial: Ira Glass


Ever wonder what makes the host of one of public radio's most beloved shows tick? What tunes he might play if given an hour to control the decks? Well wonder no more.

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Policy and a Pint: Working for the Weekend


Join host Steve Seel for our next Policy and a Pint, when we'll look at how telecommuting is turning the idea of the five-day work week at the office upside down. Our guests will discuss how this just might make us MORE productive and even happier, and how more companies are catching on.

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Howler performs in The Current studio


Howler may have been started as a side project by Jordan Gatesmith from Total Babe, but the attention they are receiving is front and center. Howler was recently signed to London based Rough Trade Records home of The Smiths, The Strokes, and Belle and Sebastian.

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Theft of the Dial: Florence + the Machine


On Friday June 17, Florence + the Machine played live at the Minnesota Zoo. Florence Welch was kind enough to record a Theft of Dial with us before the show. Believe it or not, we recorded live from a restroom facility because it was the quietest place we could find. Florence was a good sport and did a great job playing guest DJ for us.

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Album Review: Neil Young - A Treasure


Not only is it a better album than what Young put out at the time, it's mix of rock and country with killer tunes and musicianship stands proud with the other great live albums of his career.

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Pink Mink performs in The Current studio


After conquering the 2010 Picked to Click Poll, playing First Avenue's Best New Band Showcase and claiming the hearts of Twin Cities music fans, Pink Mink is ready to release their debut self-titled album.

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The Heavenly States perform in The Current studios


Maybe you know Heavenly States because you saw them featured on CNN for playing in Lybia in 2005, shortly after the ban on western artists was raised. Maybe you discovered them recently because Britt Daniel of Spoon is featured on their latest single, "Berlin Wall." Maybe you've picked up one of their recordings over the last few years, or maybe you've known one of the members since high school.

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The Current Sessions®

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

Rostam - Virtual Session

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.

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

Cautious Clay - Virtual Session

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.

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

Flock of Dimes - Virtual Session

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.

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Wolf Alice play tracks from 'Blue Weekend'

Wolf Alice - Virtual Session

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.

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Prince: The Story of 1999

The Current Morning Show Features

Interview with Shirley Manson of Garbage

Interview with Shirley Manson of Garbage

Ahead of their seventh studio album out June 11, 'No Gods No Masters,' Jill Riley caught up with Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson about not holding back on the new record, starting a podcast, and the band's upcoming tour with Alanis Morissette and Liz Phair.

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