No longer must you accept the paltry substitute of Eddie STATS’ words in place of Esperanza Spalding‘s music. Her widely anticipated new LP Radio Music Society is now available in streaming audio player (both continuous and track-by-track) as part of NPR’s First Listen series. Radio Music Society, of course, is also a film–which of course cannot enter your visual cortex via your headphones (not that Esperanza didn’t give it a shot) so until that’s released as a DVD, we still feel slightly special. Read this to see what I’m referring to and feel free to keep on reading while you listen to the album (via the link below) and let me know how my words stack up to the real thing. Radio Music Society drops March 20th, pre-order it here.