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Bob Boilen's Weekly Rainbows

Saturday, March 08, 2014

The concerts, songs and musical moments that stopped All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen in his tracks this week, including an a concert by St. Vincent so good he saw it twice.

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Lowland Hum: Tiny Desk Concert

Thursday, March 06, 2014

It's hard to convey the sound of two people in love, but Lowland Hum does that effortlessly. The married couple's music is mostly unadorned and pure, with considerable attention to detail.

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Asaf Avidan: Tiny Desk Concert

Sunday, March 02, 2014

A well-known Israeli singer, formerly with a folkish rock band called Asaf Avidan & The Mojos, Avidan has a new record and no U.S. record label to put it out. But he's on a solo tour that's stunning.

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Bob Boilen's Weekly Rainbows

Saturday, March 01, 2014

The albums, videos and musical moments that stop the All Songs host in his tracks. This week: Album and song of the week, a phenomenal live show, and more goats standing on things.

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Cate Le Bon: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Welsh singer's set conveys loneliness and doubt with just two guitars and an inviting whisper. These three songs from Mug Museum work well stripped-down — not that there was much excess in the original versions to begin with.

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Bob Boilen's Weekly Rainbows

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The albums, videos and musical moments that stopped the All Songs host in his tracks this week. This week: Epic trumps intimate and a youthful sense of discovery is infectious.

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First Watch: The Moth & The Flame, 'Winsome'

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Watch 'Winsome' and witness a romance gone wrong between a mermaid and her human boyfriend.

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Fanfare Ciocarlia: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, February 08, 2014

From wedding songs to American rock 'n' roll to the occasional James Bond theme, the joyous Balkan brass band plays at a pace that would make the Ramones burst into a sweat.

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Bob Boilen's Weekly Rainbows

Saturday, February 08, 2014

The songs, videos and musical moments that stopped the All Songs host in his tracks this week.

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The Civil Wars Cover Elliott Smith

Thursday, February 06, 2014

The band may be on hiatus, but there's a new digital EP of The Civil Wars covering four songs, including Elliott Smith's "Between the Bars."

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First Watch: Deleted Scenes, 'Stutter'

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Watch the video for "Stutter," by Deleted Scenes, and squirm in your seat as Dustin Diamond navigates a thorny Hollywood landscape.

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Beck On 'Morning Phase': The All Songs Considered Interview

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Prolific even in his down time, Beck has spent the years since 2008's Modern Guilt ensconced in side projects. On the occasion of a new studio release, Beck discusses the value of creative playtime and why great music careers often start with a stumble.

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Pixies: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, February 03, 2014

This three-song set features a 2014 tune called "Greens and Blues," a song yet to make it onto a Pixies release called "Silver Snail," and 1989's "Monkey Gone to Heaven," which melted hearts and seared minds with a new memory from a time long past.

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Angel Olsen: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, January 27, 2014

Without her backing band, the expressive, powerful singer previews songs from her new album, Burn Your Fire for No Witness. Watch her and you'll see calm in her eyes; listen to her and you'll sense torment in her heart.

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First Listen: Quilt, 'Held In Splendor'

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Quilt is a perfect name for a band whose every song seems to knit together three distinct tunes. Its spirited and casual second album makes a great first impression, of the kind that almost inevitably leads to many more.

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Question Of The Week: Can You Imagine A World Without Music Genres?

Monday, January 13, 2014

Every year, it seems to get harder to classify the music we hear. With more and more cross-pollination of genres, maybe it's time to stop labeling music altogether.

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First Listen: Gem Club, 'In Roses'

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Boston band's second album provides a perfect soundtrack for thoughtful, beautiful times. Gem Club reveals new intricacies on In Roses, which sounds more resplendent with more ambient passages. The voices and cello merge and weave together perfectly.

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Bob Boilen's 116 Favorite Concerts Of 2013

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

A year of live concerts, by the numbers: 662 total shows featuring 549 bands playing in 139 venues in 21 cities. For the All Songs Considered host, it was a perfect year.

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Ambien Dreams And Naked Desert Walks: St. Vincent On Her New Album

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Singer and guitarist Annie Clark shares exclusive previews of brand-new music and recounts how meeting a live rattlesnake and the specter of a dead political activist inspired her fourth LP.

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Bob Boilen's Favorite Lyrics Of 2013

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Often, great words are the secret ingredient in great songs: the emotion, the insight, the connection hidden beneath the surface. All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares the lyrics that caught his ear this year.

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