Michael Katzif

In addition to being a musician and music writer, Michael Katzif is a producer and keeper of all things podcast at NPR. He came to NPR as the intern for All Songs Considered, where he obsessively picked over the onslaught of music and wrote about unsigned artists for the site's daily Open Mic (now Second Stage) feature. He currently produces a handful of podcasts and music content for NPR Music and is a frequent contributor to NPR's Song of the Day and NPR's jazz blog, A Blog Supreme.

When not at NPR, Katzif stays distracted with various creative endeavors and musical exploits, documented on his Web site, Hello Come In. He recently finished a long-distance collaboration with friends on a year-long project that produced an EP of original music every month.

All Songs Considered Blog
1:46 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

David Byrne And St. Vincent Are Putting Out An Album

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu June 14, 2012 2:18 pm

Man, talk about a dream team pairing. After some enticing rumors and teases of a potential collaboration between David Byrne and St.

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Field Recordings
10:14 am
Wed May 16, 2012

Debo Band: Ethiopian Funk On A Muggy Afternoon

Katie Hayes Luke for NPR

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 11:31 am

Compared to a dark club full of dancing fans, a muggy Austin afternoon with the sun peeking out over our isolated spot at Joe's Crab Shack isn't the ideal setting for a Debo Band performance. But once the group began digging into "Ney Ney Weleba" — a classic song by Alemayehu Eshete — it didn't take long to get caught up in Debo Band's deep, infectious groove.

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First Listen
9:33 pm
Sun May 13, 2012

First Listen: Mount Eerie, 'Clear Moon'

Mount Eerie's new album, Clear Moon, comes out May 22.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 7:50 am

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As the driving figure behind The Microphones and Mount Eerie, Phil Elverum has long ruminated on nature, on sense of place, and on making that place a character as a means of tangibly addressing his own life. As such, the transportive music of Mount Eerie is rich in atmosphere and imagery of elemental forces commingling; anything can be a muse for his songs, from the moon and wind to mountains and cloudy skies.

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First Listen
9:33 pm
Sun May 6, 2012

First Listen: Beach House, 'Bloom'

Beach House's new album, Bloom, comes out May 15.
Liz Flyntz

Originally published on Wed May 16, 2012 8:17 pm

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