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Bob Boilen

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Hear A Stunning Bonus Track From Angel Olsen's 'Burn Your Fire For No Witness'

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"May As Well" is a bonus track on the deluxe edition of Burn Your Fire For No Witness, an album that started as one of Bob Boilen's favorites of the year and has only gotten better with time.

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Luluc, 'Small Window'

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The folk duo Luluc's first album for Sub Pop was co-produced by the National's Aaron Dessner and will be released on July 15.

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Bob Boilen's Top 10 Discoveries From The 2014 CMJ Music Marathon

Monday, October 27, 2014

Every fall, hundreds of bands migrate to New York City for the annual CMJ Music Marathon. Bob Boilen wants to share a few standouts from this year's lineup.

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Watch A Trailer For 'R.E.M. By MTV'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

MTV premiered R.E.M.'s first music video in the summer of 1981. On Nov. 24, the network will release REMTV, a six-DVD set that includes live performances, television interviews, and a new documentary.

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Watch A Trailer For 'R.E.M. By MTV'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

MTV premiered R.E.M.'s first music video in the summer of 1981. On Nov. 24, the network will release REMTV, a six-DVD set that includes live performances, television interviews, and a new documentary.

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Anthony D'Amato: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, October 20, 2014

D'Amato's new album The Shipwreck From The Shore can feel Motown-y, garage-y and Springsteen-y, and all that production serves his songs well. But here the Tiny Desk, his music is sparer.

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Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, 'Vessel'

Monday, October 20, 2014

Totem poles and cereal boxes sing out in Dan Mangan + Blacksmith's stunning, bizarre new video for 'Vessel.' Mangan's fourth studio album, Club Meds, is out Jan. 13.

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First Listen: Daniel Lanois, 'Flesh And Machine'

Sunday, October 19, 2014

After four decades of making records, Lanois has decided to chase sounds that have never been. An otherworldly adventure, Flesh And Machine has no songs and no words, using voices only for texture.

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Ásgeir: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Icelandic singer's voice is angelic and yearning, his songs simple and universal. At the Tiny Desk, his raw, slowed-down arrangements bring a sense of grace to what were already elegant songs.

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The Bots: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Jimi Hendrix influence informs The Bots' bluesy moments, both in the guitar and in Mikaiah Lei's voice. There's also a great rock-duo punch that recalls The White Stripes or JEFF The Brotherhood.

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Gregory Alan Isakov, 'Amsterdam'

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

"Amsterdam" is a warm, gentle song about coming home. Its video, filmed at Isakov's farm, uses stop-motion animation, dioramas and live shadow puppetry.

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Guest DJ John Congleton

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Just this year, producer John Congleton has worked on records released by St. Vincent, Swans, Angel Olsen, Cloud Nothings and more. He tells All Songs Considered how he keeps his ears wide open.

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Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Live In Concert

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The rock legend and his new band performed live at BAM in Brooklyn. The show was part of the Nonesuch At BAM festival, and you can watch it in its entirety right here.

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Jackson Browne: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, October 06, 2014

More than 40 years after his first album, Browne still writes music with conviction, craftsmanship and careful attention to detail. Watch him perform three songs live in the NPR Music offices.

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tUnE-yArDs, 'Real Thing'

Monday, October 06, 2014

A madcap live-action cartoon about three plastic sisters and a very zany Merrill Garbus. Watch the video for "Real Thing," from tUnE-yArDs' album Nikki Nack.

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Song Premiere: Asaf Avidan, 'Over My Head'

Monday, October 06, 2014

The singer Asaf Avidan has a remarkable voice and a great new song, written in one sleepless night in Paris that also sparked the beginning of a long-term relationship.

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Caroline Rose, 'Blood On Your Bootheels'

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Caroline Rose's video for the rockabilly-tinged track, "Blood On Your Bootheels," is a fierce, poignant response to gun violence that makes use of Skittles and stop-motion animation.

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Tweedy: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, September 22, 2014

With his drummer son Spencer, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy performs three songs from their new album, Sukierae — plus a cover of "You Are Not Alone," which the elder Tweedy wrote for Mavis Staples.

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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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