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Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

Song Premiere: Ben Folds And yMusic, 'Capable Of Anything'

Friday, June 05, 2015

Working with the classical sextet yMusic has helped open Ben Folds' songwriting to new possibilities. The pop pianist's new song is maybe his most lovable yet.

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New Mix: Six Songs For The Energy-Deficient

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

This week's show features six new songs brewed at maximum strength, including the return of Beirut, a premiere from Chelsea Wolfe, a road trip summer jam and more.

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Genevieve: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, June 01, 2015

See a singer with a powerful voice and extremely encouraging message — words to be not just sung but shouted from the rooftops.

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Frank Fairfield: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, May 29, 2015

A young man with an old musical soul has a spellbinding voice, fluid fiddle playing and and warm-toned banjo picking.

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Immerse Yourself In SOAK's Tender, Unsettled Debut Record

Friday, May 29, 2015

The first words Bridie Monds-Watson sings on her debut album double as a tidy thesis statement: "A teenage heart is an unguided dart." The Irish singer-songwriter records under the name SOAK.

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All Songs At 15: When The Tallest Man On Earth Played The Tiny Desk

Thursday, May 28, 2015

For this week's Throw Back Thursday we go back to the summer of 2009 and a stirring set of songs by The Tallest Man on Earth.

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New Mix: Six Musical Discoveries You Can't Miss

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

On this week's show, we focus on discovery, with new songs by six acts that have never been played on All Songs Considered before.

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Madisen Ward And The Mama Bear: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The mother-son duo's songs are memorable and singable even days after you hear them. This short set is a perfect introduction to a one-of-a-kind duo.

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All Songs +1: 'Epic' Jazz From Kamasi Washington

Friday, May 22, 2015

For this week's All Songs +1 podcast, Patrick Jarenwattananon swings by to discuss jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington and his new album, The Epic.

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Young Fathers: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Scottish group's intense, electronics-driven, hip-hop-infused poetry is reduced to just the barest essentials in this set, which spans two songs and just four minutes.

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The Songs That Make Us Cry

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

This week: results from our survey about the songs that bring tears to your eyes. Hear listener submissions, as well as personal picks from the All Songs crew.

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Song Premiere: DRINKS, 'Hermits on Holiday'

Monday, May 18, 2015

DRINKS combines the formidable talents of Cate Le Bon and White Fence. This song, "Hermits on Holiday" is the title track to the first album from this exciting new project.

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Songs We Love: The Mynabirds, 'Semantics'

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Laura Burhenn's pop wisdom shines through on this shimmering single from The Mynabird's forthcoming album, Lovers Know.

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All Songs Considered: From Perfect Pop Anthems To Saxophone Punk

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

On our show this week, bigger is better. We start with an anthem from Nate Ruess, the lead singer of fun., and make our way through lush synths, frenetic beats and blistering saxophone punk.

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LÁ-BAS, 'Automaton'

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The brash dance sounds of LÁ-BAS are set within a surreal, futuristic dance club that's part Metropolis and part Pee Wee's Playhouse in a new video.

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Bellows: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, May 11, 2015

What sets Bellows apart from thousands of other guitar-bass-drums bands out there is its heart. These are enchanting songs, with the power to drift in your head for days.

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All Songs +1: Songs That Remind You Of Mom

Friday, May 08, 2015

For this week's All Songs +1 podcast we share some of the songs listeners told us remind them of their moms. We've also got a bonus phone call to host Bob Boilen's mom!

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Eskmo: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, May 08, 2015

Plywood shelving from the Tiny Desk, water bottles and a Paul McCartney doll head become percussion instruments in the hands of a man who's part musician, part magician.

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JiHAE, 'It Just Feels'

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

This ode to orgasm was written by Leonard Cohen and Dave Stewart years ago. It's now given new life by singer JiHAE.

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Christopher Paul Stelling, 'Hard Work'

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Gather round the tea kettle. Christopher Paul Stelling is going to blow your lid with his fingerpicking.

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