Julien Baker


Each month, NPR Music asks 10 public radio DJs and music directors to send in the songs they can't get enough of. The songs they select often paint a picture of their local music scene, and this month, several of them chose to highlight rising stars.

We asked KOSU and Spy hosts to share songs they've been digging over the past month or so.

Below, you'll find music from Mitski, Julien Baker, BJ the Chicago Kid, Sound of Ceres, and more.

Mitski - "Your Best American Girl"

SXSW 2016 Late-Night Dispatches: Weekend

Mar 21, 2016

Three hours before the members of our team at SXSW began to depart from Austin, Texas, they gathered for one last late-night recap. At 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Stephen Thompson pondered an eternal question ("How did we survive another year of this?") to which everyone offered more or less the same answer: The music. Bob Boilen remembered Diet Cig defying gravity and his day of stellar voices — from Holly Macve to New York group Overcoats.