Bob Boilen

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Algiers Unpacks Its Kaleidscopically Dense 'The Underside of Power' Track By Track

Friday, June 23, 2017

Algiers, now spread across three cities, have made a dense piece of work with The Underside of Power. Considering the record's sprawling scope, we asked them to help us understand it.

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First Watch: Manchester Orchestra 'The Alien'

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Manchester Orchestra's new album reveals a cinematic approach to songwriting, perfectly displayed in this reverse-slow-motion video for 'The Alien.'

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First Watch: Jen Cloher, 'Forgot Myself'

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Cloher is a smart, witty Melbourne songwriter whose new song features her wife and record-label partner, Courtney Barnett, on guitar.

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Guest DJ: Aldous Harding

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Aldous Harding, whose second album Party has drawn raves from around the world, sat down to talk about the music she loved growing up and its influence on her work.

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New Mix: Lorde, Zola Jesus, Chelsea Wolfe, More

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

We follow the Father's Day weekend with a mix of powerful new pop and rock from a lot of incredible women, including a raging, cathartic song from Zola Jesus and roaring doom metal from Chelsea Wolfe.

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Penguin Cafe: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, June 16, 2017

Penguin Cafe folds in sounds from around the world and throughout music history — Africa, Kraftwerk, Brazil and Franz Schubert.

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New Mix: Emily Haines, Mt. Wolf, Chastity Belt, Gordi And More

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

This week's essential new music includes the frenetic pop of Guerilla Toss, a long-awaited solo return from Metric singer Emily Haines, bruising hardcore rock from Thoughts Of Ionesco and more.

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Guest DJ: How The Band Phoenix Made A Joyful Record In Chaotic Times

Friday, June 09, 2017

Guitarist Laurent Brancowitz and singer Thomas Mars talk about how the band was able to make uplifting music at a time when their native Paris has seen horrific terror attacks.

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Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly And Bryce Dessner On Creating 'Planetarium'

Thursday, June 08, 2017

The trio talk about the grand mysteries of the universe that helped inspire their celestial collaboration, Planetarium.

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Torres Talks Confronting Desire And Self-Honesty With Her New Song And Video, 'Skim'

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Mackenzie Scott playing her guitar while hands caress her body and disappear --the video for "Skim" is an intense and provocative look at human interaction, tackling issues of desire and control.

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Guest DJ: alt-J

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The trio joins host Bob Boilen to share some of the songs they love by other artists, including music from Radiohead, Metronomy and Death Grips.

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Dan Auerbach Guest DJs, Spinning The Music That Inspired His New Record

Monday, June 05, 2017

Dan Auerbach joins Bob Boilen to go through the music that inspired his newest record, Waiting On A Song, featuring contributions from some of Nashville's most accomplished and dedicated musicians.

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Violents & Monica Martin: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, June 05, 2017

While her band was on hiatus, Monica Martin joined Jeremy Larson's project Violents, yielding a lush record of electronic pop, translated into a quieted set at the Tiny Desk.

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alt-J's 'Relaxer,' Track By Track

Friday, June 02, 2017

alt-J's new album, Relaxer, is thick with literary allusions and steeped in folk traditions. To get deeper into these inspirations and influences, the trio walks us through the album, song by song.

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Goodbye From The Tiny Desk Contest (For Now)

Thursday, June 01, 2017

It's been an amazing ride. And now it's time to say goodbye until next time.

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First Listen: ALA.NI, 'You & I'

Thursday, June 01, 2017

The Paris-based singer channels Billie Holiday and Judy Garland on an album that defies categorization.

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New Mix: Jeff Tweedy, Kevin Morby, Big Thief, Mitski And More

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

On this week's essential new releases Mitski covers One Direction, Kevin Morby pays homage to The Ramones, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy goes solo acoustic, and much more.

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Why Remix 'Sgt. Pepper's'? Giles Martin, The Man Behind The Project, Explains

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Why would anyone remix one of the most important and influential albums of all time? Giles Martin explains how and why he did it for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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Pokey LaFarge's 'Must Be A Reason' Explores Identity And Love — And St. Louis

Monday, May 22, 2017

A new video from Pokey LaFarge, shot in his adopted home of St. Louis, mines the city's unique landscape to illustrate a song about seeking out who you really are.

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The Beatles' First Take Of 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'

Thursday, May 18, 2017

On the cusp of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band's 50th birthday, hear the first take The Beatles recorded of a legendary song.

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