This week it's the third and final program featuring highlights from this year's Newport Folk Festival, courtesy of NPR music. We've saved some of the best performances for last so make yourself another turkey sandwich, pour yourself the beverage that warms you best, and warm up your speakers with some great music.
This week we've got new music from Deerhoof. Mountain Moves is one of the San Francisco band’s most accessible albums, despite being a relentless mashup of genres including chamber music, hip-hop, and avant-garde jazz. It also features a slew of high-profile guests including Lætitia Sadier of Stereolab.
We'll also hear the latest from the Detroit post-punk band Protomartyr. Relatives in Descent is as upsetting as it is beautiful.
This weekend you can watch Thor: Ragnarok or you can watch SITTING, a film directed by Emily Yoshida and staring Mitski, who plays a professional "sitter," who watches as people take a designer drug that allows them to literally see God. Actually you can do both; SITTING is only 7 and-a-half minutes long. Or neither. I can't tell you what to do.