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Listen to new music from Valerie June


Valerie June performs in The Current studio

The Brooklyn-based, Tennessee-born singer-songwriter is back with her first new music since her last album, 'The Order of Time,' released in 2017. 'It's kind of my way of sharing a little positivity after such a chaotic year,' June says.

OK Go offer an anthem for 2020, with the help of a marching band


OK Go with marching band

When OK Go released 'This Too Shall Pass' in 2010, they probably didn't think the song would go viral 10 years later. But that's exactly what has happened, thanks to a meaningful title for a pandemic-addled world and a quirky marching-band video that can't help but put a smile on viewers' faces.

Listen to Tre Burt's powerful song, 'Under The Devil's Knee'


Tre Burt press photo

Tre Burt's anthem about Black lives continues the tradition of outspoken political folk songwriters by telling the stories of George Floyd, Eric Garner, and Breonna Taylor. 'I wanted to immortalize their dignity,' Burt says.

Fleet Foxes release new music on the Autumnal Equinox


Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes

On Tuesday, right at the Autumnal Equinox, Fleet Foxes released 'Shore,' a 15-track collection of songs comprising the band's fourth full-length studio album, and their latest since 2017's 'Crack-Up.'

Music News: new music roundup


New music collage for September 2020

From Janelle Monae to SZA, Gorillaz, New Order and the newest Sylvan Esso track, there are some heavy hitters this week.

The South is rap's past, present and future


The South is Rap's Past, Present and Future

Music critic Briana Younger writes about how Southern rappers' contributions to the genre have long been underestimated in favor of the coasts -- but the region has long steered the sound of hip-hop and deserves its story told in full. Younger joins Sean McPherson and Sanni Brown on The Message, Wednesday at 10 p.m. CDT.