If you think National Public Radio is just a bunch of news anchors who speak in very calm, measured tones and talk shows about books or cooking, guess again.


NPR actually rocks. Their entire music section is fantastic. One of my favorite features is “First Listen” where you can preview albums in their entirety prior to their release date. Right now they’re streaming new releases from Dwight Yoakam, Calexico, The Mountain Goats, Waxahatchee, Wire, Jessie Baylin and Toro Y Moi. Take that, Pitchfork!