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Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

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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Hospitality, 'I Miss Your Bones'

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

"I Miss Your Bones," from Hospitality's album Trouble, is easily one of the catchiest songs of the year. In its video, director Lara Gallagher looks at what missing someone means in this digital age.

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Song Premiere: Bon Iver Writes A Tune For Zach Braff

Monday, June 30, 2014

Bon Iver's Justin Vernon took one look at Wish I Was Here, the new film by Zach Braff, and was immediately inspired to write this song.

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Guess Monday's Mystery Song Premiere

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Monday at noon we'll premiere a song by an artist we love. Try your hand at this brain teaser and guess who!

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Prom Body: 'Guttuggering'

Friday, June 27, 2014

Prom Body makes noise in Tucson, Arizona. Watch frontman Michael Fay experience a remarkable physical transformation in this jarringly beautiful video by artist Nika Kaiser.

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A Catchy Synth-Pop 'Summer Jam' From Grimes

Thursday, June 26, 2014

The electronic musician Grimes, who has been working on an album, calls her new song, "Go," a summer jam that she couldn't wait to put out.

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The Family Crest, 'The World'

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Family Crest, one of our favorite new bands, celebrates life in a video that shows boundless joy, shot in the beautiful parks and landscapes around California.

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The Making Of OK Go's 'The Writing's On The Wall' Video

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A behind-the-scenes video offers a new perspective on the trickery and illusion used to make OK Go's most recent mind-blowing video, "The Writing's On The Wall."

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Conor Oberst: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, June 23, 2014

The Bright Eyes singer performs songs from Upside Down Mountain with help from members of Dawes, recorded live on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in the NPR Music offices.

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Song Premiere: Robert Plant's Bold New Band

Monday, June 23, 2014

With a new project every few years, including work with Alison Krauss and Patty Griffin, Robert Plant remains vital. A new album, out in September, includes the song "Rainbow." Hear it now.

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Song Premiere: Sylvan Esso Mixes It Up With Grouplove

Monday, June 23, 2014

Sylvan Esso remixes Grouplove by stripping a song down to its essence. It's addition by subtraction — and you hear it here first.

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Helen Sung On Piano Jazz

Friday, June 20, 2014

The pianist shows off her compositional skills when she plays her own tune ("Hope Springs Eternally"), and she joins host Marian McPartland on "Someday My Prince Will Come."

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Song Premiere: The Shins And Zach Braff Reunite

Friday, June 20, 2014

Ten years after Zach Braff put The Shins in the soundtrack of his film Garden State, his new movie, Wish I Was Here, includes a brand new song from the band. Listen to it right here.

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