On today’s musical edition of Encore! we’re bringing out the balloons and wishing Blondie a happy birthday. The punk-rock pioneers are celebrating their 40th anniversary with two new albums.
Plus: we check out Tuneyard’s third album "Nikki Nack”, which shows that front woman and former puppeteer Merill Garbus is as chameleon-like as ever.
Finally, we meet the voices of French discontent. Parisian post-rock group Fauve refuse to play by the rules, shunning the media limelight and record deals to sing the songs of their generation.