Streams

Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

Half Japanese, 'Our Love'

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Half Japanese's video for "Our Love" is a sprawling, energetic celebration of new love. The band's new album, fittingly titled Overjoyed, is its first in 13 years.

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Luluc: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, September 15, 2014

The duo's music marries graceful singing and storytelling with guitars and textures that help create an unforgettable aura.

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Kevin Morby, 'All Of My Life'

Monday, September 15, 2014

A new video recalls The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, complete with laugh tracks and bolo ties.

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First Listen: GOAT, 'Commune'

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Swedish collective makes irresistible trance/dance music that doubles as hypnotic hippie hoodoo. Along the way, GOAT captures the spirit of the '60s in its guitar meanderings and acid tones.

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Holly Williams, 'Waiting On June'

Friday, September 12, 2014

Grab a hanky or a friend's sleeve. If you believe in fated love, this song will bring you to tears. Holly Williams is the granddaughter of Hank Williams. This story is the other side of the family.

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White House Advisor On Strategy To Stop The Islamic State

Thursday, September 11, 2014

White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes discusses President Obama's strategy to stop the militant group known as the Islamic State.

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Mirah, 'No Direction Home'

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Shot in a lighthouse window during a rainstorm, Mirah's newest video, for the song "No Direction Home," is a sultry tale of confusion and longing.

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The New Pornographers, Live In Concert At The Brill Building

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Watch the Canadian indie supergroup play ecstatic, harmony-laden songs from its new album, Brill Bruisers, in a one-night-only concert at New York's famed Brill Building.

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George Harrison, 'This Guitar (Can't Keep From Crying)'

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

George Harrison's first six solo albums are being reissued as a box set and we have this new version of a Harrison classic with his son Dhani on guitar and Ringo Starr on drums.

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Justin Townes Earle: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, September 08, 2014

In advance of his new album Single Mothers, the singer performs two new songs and an old favorite.

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Song Premiere: Barbra Streisand And John Legend Together

Monday, September 08, 2014

"There really are no words to explain the kind of emotion you feel when you realize you're capturing that kind of lightning in a bottle," says producer Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.

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Jessica Lea Mayfield: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Mayfield's music has gotten more beguiling as she explores the many contrasts in her hypnotic sound, starting with the way she sets her wistful voice against her shimmering guitar.

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Geneviève Bellemare, 'Live And Die'

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Geneviève Bellemare is a new voice collaborating with experienced producers. Her music balances jazz with rock rhythms behind a song that's carefully composed yet filled with intuition.

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Trampled By Turtles: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Known for the speed of their playing, these Minnesotans are about more than just blistering bluegrass. They also write beautiful, heartfelt folk-pop songs, as this Tiny Desk Concert demonstrates.

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Hozier, 'Jackie And Wilson'

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

The title is playful and nails the essence of this song. "Jackie and Wilson" is a nod, of course, to the great R&B singer, and Hozier has the voice and the backbeat to make it work.

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Alice Boman, 'Be Mine'

Friday, August 29, 2014

Take a deep breath, in black & white. Alice Boman's fragile singing, mixed with ethereal images from the Swedish countryside, make for a small, laptop vacation.

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Ages And Ages, Singing An Anthem For (And With) Everyone

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Recorded with the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir in the ruins within Newport's Fort Adams State Park, "Divisionary (Do The Right Thing)" has a message and a chorus that everyone can enjoy.

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Alt-J Will Debut New Album Live In New York

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

NPR Music and WFUV present the quirky, intoxicating English rock band alt-J live in concert on Sept. 2, performing songs from its new, unreleased album, This Is All Yours.

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Nickel Creek: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The reunited band was made to sing and play around one microphone, so a Tiny Desk Concert seemed inevitable. All it took was a reunion tour — celebrating 25 years of Nickel Creek — to make it happen.

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Rodrigo Amarante: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, August 23, 2014

A veteran of Little Joy and Los Hermanos, Amarante makes warm, tender music as a solo artist. Here, he strips songs from Cavalo down to their essence using just his voice and a guitar from the '30s.

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