This is shaping up to be a fantastic year in music. The National, Arcade Fire, The New Pornographers, The Strokes, The White Stripes, The Drive-By Truckers, The Hold Steady, She & Him, The Black Keys, LCD Soundsystem, Rilo Kiley and Jenny Lewis have all announced that they are releasing new albums this year. That is more or less a complete list of our favorite bands, so, needless to say, we're pretty excited.
Unfortunately, most of these albums aren't being released until May at the earliest. To hold us over until that time, NPR is streaming The White Stripes' live album, Under the Northern Lights, in its entirety. Yet another reason why NPR is awesome.