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Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

Highasakite: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, July 25, 2014

This atmospheric Norwegian band draws the listener in with mysterious lyrics and a yearning sound. Also: See a flugabone!

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The Raveonettes, 'Killer In The Streets'

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

The ocean serene, the sharks below: That's the contrast of noise and melody the Danish duo The Raveonettes do so well. Watch this lyric video for "Killer In The Streets" from their new album Pe'ahi.

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Jenny Lewis Stands Out With 'Voyager'

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

All Songs Considered features "The Voyager," the new album from Jenny Lewis, a singer known for complicated, emotional lyrics and vivid storytelling. It's part of NPR Music's "First Listen" series.

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Hamilton Leithauser: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, July 21, 2014

The Walkmen went on hiatus at the end of 2013. In this three-song set, singer Hamilton Leithauser demonstrates that he's lost none of his power, even as he's matured and loosened as a performer.

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Benjamin Booker, 'Have You Seen My Son?'

Monday, July 21, 2014

Benjamin Booker is a fiery 22-year-old guitar player from New Orleans about to hit the road with Jack White. This tune, from his debut album, is about an evangelical father praying for his son's soul.

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Reports: Texas Gov. Perry To Deploy 1,000 National Guardsmen To Border

Monday, July 21, 2014

During an Iowa visit, Rick Perry said if the federal government did not act to curb the influx of immigrants along the southern U.S. border, he would take matters into his own hands.

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Tiny Ruins, 'Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens'

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Fantasize your ideal love. With that in mind, write the most gentle, serene love song. That's what Hollie Fullbrook, the singer behind Tiny Ruins, does in "Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens."

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Novo Amor & Ed Tullett, 'Faux'

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

This slow-building love story is sketched out with tender falsetto touched by electronics and guitar. Novo Amor is the moniker of Welsh singer Ali Lacey; Ed Tullett is an English electronic artist.

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Holly Williams: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, July 14, 2014

The singer-songwriter has a magnificent way with words and phrasing, not to mention a country-music lineage that fills her with pride and guides her poignancy and subject matter.

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The Apache Relay, 'Katie Queen Of Tennessee'

Monday, July 14, 2014

In this new video, 40 young dancers in a barn perform to the super-catchy tune "Katie Queen of Tennessee" by The Apache Relay — except there's a surprise in how the song and the routine sync up.

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KEXP Presents: The Antlers

Monday, July 14, 2014

Few artists combine heavy topics with sweeping music quite like The Antlers. Watch the Brooklyn band perform its dreamy, ambient pop song "Doppelganger" live at KEXP's studios in Seattle.

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John Grant: Tiny Desk Concert

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Grant's music doesn't mess around, with lyrics that function as darts of retort and thought. Here, the singer performs three songs, accompanied by a piano and an acoustic guitar.

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Pattern Is Movement, 'Suckling'

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The latest video from Pattern Is Movement is up close and personal, featuring the best music this Philadephia duo has made in their 14 years together.

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Kim Deal & Morgan Nagler, 'Range On Castle'

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Bad acting meets good music in this collaboration between former Pixies bassist Kim Deal and Morgan Nagler, aka Whispertown.

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Nicole Atkins, 'Who Killed The Moonlight?'

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

How do you animate a dream? The music and dreams of the fabulous singer Nicole Atkins interpreted are here by animator, Ilinca Hopfner in a video for Atkins' song, "Who Killed the Moonlight?"

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Song Premiere: Steve Gunn, 'Milly's Garden'

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The guitarist blends the traditional and the avant-garde, fusing the sounds of John Fahey, The Grateful Dead and Will Oldham into back-porch masterpieces. Hear Gunn's earthy, epic new single.

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Ásgeir, 'King And Cross'

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Ballerinas and a SWAT team suit up and perform to the music of Icelandic singer Ásgeir in a single-take video for the song "King And Cross."

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Bear's Den, 'Elysium'

Monday, July 07, 2014

A filmmaker sets out to capture the last days of his brother's youth and make a music video. Instead he captures tragedy and brotherhood and put it to new music from the British trio Bear's Den.

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Moon Hooch: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, July 07, 2014

Two saxophonists and a drummer call what they make "cave music" — but it's just as powerful at the Tiny Desk. See the trio blend elements of jazz, rock and aggressive dance tracks.

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Song Premiere: An Unlikely Collaboration From Cat Power And Coldplay

Monday, July 07, 2014

In a new song from Zach Braff's film Wish I Was Here, the reserved singer and the bombastic band find a way to fit together.

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