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Beware: This Post Contains (Super! Epic!) Cat Video

Friday, August 28, 2015

Why are we posting a video of a cat that lifts heavy objects with its mind on All Songs Considered? It's a good question, and surely, we have a reasonable answer. Surely.

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First Watch: Rodrigo Amarante, 'I'm Ready'

Friday, August 28, 2015

If you never heard Rodrigo Amarante, here's a song from one of Bob Boilen's top three albums of 2014, Cavalo, performed in a single take in Portugal. "I'm Ready" is haunting and lovely.

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Eskimeaux: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, August 28, 2015

There's lighthearted, almost childlike beauty in the way Gabrielle Smith puts words to song. Here, she performs a few of Bob Boilen's favorite songs of 2015.

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Don't Know BOOTS? Here's Why You Should Listen Now

Thursday, August 27, 2015

BOOTS is one of the most interesting new musicians of 2015. You may know him from his work with Beyoncé or from FKA twigs. But here's a glimpse of his soon-to-be-released debut album.

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New Mix: Foals, Telekinesis, Julia Holter, Rodrigo Amarante, More

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

This week's All Songs podcast includes a British band, a Scandinavian band that sounds British, and an American band that sounds Scandinavian. Plus, some sonic surprises from Bob's new favorite app.

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Caroline Rose: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, August 24, 2015

Inspired by rockabilly, fast country and frequent travel, the singer plays music as if she's just met her new best friend: It's fresh, fun and performed with contagious enthusiasm.

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All Songs +1: Kathleen Hanna And The Return Of Bikini Kill

Friday, August 21, 2015

For this week's +1 podcast, Bob Boilen and Katie Presley talk to musician Kathleen Hanna, whose riot grrrl band Bikini Kill is reissuing its influential 1991 demo.

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New Mix: Deerhunter, YACHT, Youth Lagoon, GEMS, More

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

On this week's All Songs, Bob returns from vacation a (somewhat) changed man, and he and Robin find music that they say "hits them just right."

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The Front Bottoms, 'Laugh Till I Cry'

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Front Bottoms are a band that get me laughing and thinking. "Laugh Till I Cry" continues the tradition "cause sometimes you gotta close your eyes if you wanna see the light"

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Torres: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, August 10, 2015

Mackenzie Scott's quiet early music gave hints that she could get loud. But it's still hard to fully prepare for the ferocity of her new work, which channels PJ Harvey and Patti Smith.

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Song Premiere: GEMS, 'Living As A Ghost'

Monday, August 10, 2015

This is a duo meant to make music together. And a song from their debut album is their shimmering dream come true.

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Guest DJ: Sylvan Esso

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Sylvan Esso's Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn break down the components of their electro-folk sound and share songs by some of the other artists who've inspired them.

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SOAK: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, August 03, 2015

Performing three songs from Before We Forgot How To Dream, Irish singer-songwriter Bridie Monds-Watson makes the most of a single voice and an acoustic guitar.

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Shamir: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, July 31, 2015

The singer's disco-infused funk and soul gets stripped down to a lone voice with a guitar, surrounded by an admiring throng of NPR staffers, interns and friends.

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First Watch: Kalle Mattson, 'Avalanche'

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Kalle Mattson's video for "Avalanche" is a music fan's dream, re-creating 35 famous album covers from rock history.

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Paul Weller: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The beloved Britpop veteran stops by the Tiny Desk with songs from his new album, Saturns Pattern — and one from his best-known record, Stanley Road.

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Guest DJ: Leon Bridges

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The soul singer, who just released his debut album, unearths the roots of his retro sound as this week's All Songs Considered Guest DJ.

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First Watch: Imaginary People, "Simple Life"

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A slightly creepy video for a song about a man succumbing to evil, set late at night in New York, from the band Imaginary People.

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All Songs + 1: Josh Ritter's 'Sermon on the Rocks'

Monday, July 27, 2015

A singer-songwriter tells the tale of a "risky teen" and a Bible school intervention in the lead single from his forthcoming album, Sermon On The Rocks.

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Dreams Do Come True: Sufjan Stevens At Newport Folk

Sunday, July 26, 2015

An audience both very young and somewhat old sang in unison with Stevens' powerful, gentle songs Saturday at the Newport Folk Festival.

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