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Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

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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Song Premiere: alt-J, 'Hunger Of The Pine'

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The Mercury Prize-winning band will return in September with a new album, This Is All Yours. The first song from that album, "Hunger of the Pine," is as adventurous as ever.

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Mother Falcon, 'Marigold'

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

In a new video, children battle purple and green cartoon monsters amid the joyous sounds of brass, strings, voice and more. That's the big, big sound of the 17-piece band Mother Falcon.

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Rodney Crowell: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, June 16, 2014

The singer performs with the ease and swagger of a man comfortable in his ways. He carries his songs the way he carries his old guitar: out in the open, no case, almost as an extension of his body.

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Eliot Fisk And Paco Peña: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, June 14, 2014

A classical virtuoso and an equally captivating flamenco player combine for a set of duets. Whether playing music by Bach or Peña, they're undeniably brilliant.

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Walter Martin, 'Sing To Me (Feat. Karen O)'

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Is there a sweeter song or video than this right now? The Walkmen's Walter Martin has made a family-friendly record, and "Sing to Me" — recorded with Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O — will warm your heart.

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Amatorski, 'Fragment'

Monday, June 09, 2014

Amatorski is a Belgian group that plays sweetly wistful, dramatic music. Here's a beautifully animated video for its song "Fragment" — a wonderful introduction to this dreamy band.

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Marian McLaughlin: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, June 07, 2014

A quirky and wistful performer with a string section, McLaughlin makes music like few others. Listening feels as if you've entered her meticulously decorated living room.

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After Learning To Loosen Up, Spoon Readies Its Return: The All Songs Interview

Thursday, June 05, 2014

On All Songs Considered, Spoon's Britt Daniel and Jim Eno reveal details of the band's first new album in four years. They Want My Soul is due out Aug. 5.

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Trampled By Turtles, 'Are You Behind The Shining Star?'

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

The adventurous, rock-leaning bluegrass band Trampled by Turtles has a new album coming in mid-July called Wild Animals. This video is for the first single, "Are You Behind the Shining Star?"

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The Orwells, 'North Ave.'

Monday, June 02, 2014

The Orwells have been making fun, brash rock together since 9th grade — not so long ago for the five members. The band's second album, Disgraceland, is out June 3.

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Juana Molina: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Molina sounds as if she'd been raised by wolves and discovered the world of music on her own. She takes familiar elements and renders them bewildering, attractive and polished.

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