Norwegian producer #CashmereCat (@cashmerecat) has made beats for artists like Kanye West and Ariana Grande. For his debut album, '9,' he says he wanted to recapture the feeling of discovering his own sound for the first time. Read the @npratc interview, link in the bio. (📸: Masahiro Shimazaki/Courtesy of the artist)
On 'Pageant,' PWR BTTM fleshes out its razor-sharp pop-punk sound while exploring the challenges and rewards of queer self-actualization. Hear the full album now before it's out next week, link in our bio. (📸: Adam Kissick for NPR)
Avery*Sunshine's (@averysunshine) playful charisma and heavenly vocals won us over, the same way she's turned such legends as Aretha Franklin and Smokey Robinson into fans. Watch the full #TinyDesk performance, link in the bio. (📸:Emily Bogle/NPR)
You can't play the Tiny Desk twice unless you do something different. So alt-J (@unrealaltj) told Bob Boilen (@tinydesk) to find a cellist and two violinists. Watch the full #TinyDesk performance at the link in the bio. (📸: Marian Carrasquero/NPR)
George Clinton presided over a funk empire and Killer Mike (@killermike) reigns in Run The Jewels (@runthejewels) – and both have owned barbershops. Watch the two in conversation at The SWAG Shop, the barbershop Killer Mike owns in Atlanta.