Miriam Makeba: Soweto Blues

Dave Grohl's new project, Miriam Makeba remembered, Beach House's "Wishes" and more in our weekly music recap

Google Doodle paid homage to the late Miriam Makeba on Monday, who would have been celebrating her 81st birthday. The South African singer will be forever remembered for speaking out against apartheid and delivering protest songs with majestical prowess, such as “Soweto Blues,” which was written by her former husband Hugh Masekela after a student rally went majorly awry in 1976.

Bibio: A tout à l’heure

Dave Grohl's new project, Miriam Makeba remembered, Beach House's "Wishes" and more in our weekly music recap

Better known as Bibio, English producer Stephen Wilkinson debuted the eclectically charming “A tout à l’heure” on Tuesday, giving us a glimpse at his forthcoming album Silver Wilkinson, to be released on Warp Records 14 May 2013. The experimental musician explains on the label’s website, the album is the upshot of time spent outdoors on a sunny afternoon, where he “drummed on objects in the …

Sound City: Real to Reel

Dave Grohl's new project, Miriam Makeba remembered, Beach House's "Wishes" and more in our weekly music recap

On the heels of her recently-released album Sing to the Moon, British songstress Laura Mvula gives Rankin’s Hunger TV an exclusive look at her emotional ballad “Diamonds.” With nothing more than a microphone, keyboards and a violet-hued filter casting light over the award-winning newcomer, Mvula keeps it simple but with striking effect.