News and Interviews

How Beirut's Zach Condon escapes to find his focus


Beirut

Indie folk band Beirut are out with their latest album, 'Gallipoli.' The band's leader, Zach Condon, talks with NPR's Scott Simon about emphasizing music over lyrics and escaping to unexpected places for inspiration.

Aaron Aye is poised to make waves nationally


Aaron Aye

Although hip-hop artist Aaron Aye is barely legal to drink, he has already lived a lot of life. Originally from Minneapolis, Aye is now working in Los Angeles, where he looks poised on the brink of making a splash on a national scale. Aaron Aye spoke to The Message hosts Sean McPherson and Sanni Brown about his life and his career so far.

Why Khaliq is just a kid from the 'Sota on the come up


Why Khaliq

Jeffrey Bissoy sat down with St. Paul hip-hop artist Why Khaliq in his studio, where they discussed Why Khaliq's most recent project, 'Clearwater,' as well as his growth as an artist, about remaining humble despite growing popularity, his growing love for acting, and about fatherhood.

How the Beatles made 'The White Album'


The Beatles in London on July 28, 1968.

Producer Giles Martin shares the remarkable stories, early demos, outtakes and stunning new mixes from the just-released deluxe version of the album.

Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane from Mumford and Sons talk 'Delta'


Mumford and Sons - web crop press photo

In the run-up to the Friday, Nov. 16, release of their fourth studio album, 'Delta,' Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane talk to 'New Hot' host David Safar about the making of the new record, as well as the themes and messages behind it.