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Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

New Mix: Bon Iver, The White Stripes, Lambchop, More

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton return from break with new music by some of their all-time favorite artists, including unexpected sounds from Bon Iver and a previously unreleased White Stripes song.

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A Report From Bon Iver's Album Announcement Show

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Justin Vernon's band played its entire new album, called 22, A Million, at Vernon's Eaux Claires festival last night. Andrea Swensson says the suprising performance was rooted in Vernon's home.

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Bon Iver Has A New Album — Hear Two Songs Now

Friday, August 12, 2016

On Sept. 30, Bon Iver will release its first album in five years. Titled 22, A Million, it's full of drama, disturbances and thrills.

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First Watch: The Lemon Twigs, 'These Words'

Thursday, August 11, 2016

The Lemon Twigs are two teenaged brothers with a love of the baroque rock sounds of the 1960s. The frolic and frills of that era are on display in the video for "These Words."

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All Songs +1: A Conversation With Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood

Thursday, August 04, 2016

On this week's +1 podcast, Bob chats with Radiohead's visionary guitarist Jonny Greenwood about the making of the band's newest record, A Moon Shaped Pool.

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New Mix: Regina Spektor, Lowell, Angelica Garcia, More

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

On this week's All Songs Considered, Bob Boilen and Stephen Thompson play the first single from Regina Spektor's latest album, new rap from Hamilton's Daveed Diggs and more.

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Kevin Morby: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, August 01, 2016

The singer, known for his work in the bands Woods and The Babies, performs carefully crafted songs with powerful lyrics. Morby released his new album, Singing Saw, earlier this year.

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All Songs +1: Sofar Sounds Wants To Bring Your Favorite Musicians To Your Home

Friday, July 29, 2016

In this week's +1 podcast, Bob Boilen interviews Rafe Offer of Sofar Sounds, which brings artists and fans together for shows in small, intimate spaces.

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Lucy Dacus: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, July 29, 2016

The Virginia musician writes songs that can be thoughtful, playful and powerful, with tremendous arrangements from guitarist Jacob Blizard. Watch Dacus and her band perform three songs from No Burden.

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First Watch: Cobi, 'Don't You Cry For Me'

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Hear a cry to end racial injustice from an artist you might not know, performing with just voice and guitar.

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New Mix: Wilco, Sleigh Bells, The Julie Ruin, JEFF The Brotherhood, More

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

On this week's All Songs Considered, we share songs that are punk in spirit, synth-fueled, noisy and touched with real-life tragedy.

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John Congleton And The Nighty Nite: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, July 22, 2016

These are not songs to shock, but songs to remind us of our fragility, our faults, our instincts and what an extraordinary thing it is to be an ordinary phenomenal nothing.

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Newport Folk 2016 Preview: Patti Smith, Flight Of The Conchords, More

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Newport Folk Festival puts a high value on artists who speak truth to power. The best of this year's lineup features musicians with messages, who challenge popular perceptions of folk music.

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Gregory Porter: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, July 18, 2016

Watch an entrancing set by the decorated soul singer, who'd visited NPR on a difficult day. Porter's music can be serious and heartwarming, but it never loses its sense of wonder and delight.

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All Songs +1: Amanda Palmer And Her Dad Discover Each Other In Song

Monday, July 18, 2016

For years, Palmer has been a provocative artist. But on her new record, she finds kinship with her father Jack — and gets to know him as they cover songs from his generation and hers.

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Watch Big Thief Collaborate On A New Song

Thursday, July 14, 2016

One of 2016's best new bands has just released a new song. It's part of a series documenting the creative process. So watch Big Thief play its new song "Mother."

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First Watch: Adam Torres, 'Juniper Arms'

Monday, July 11, 2016

Watch a spirited dance and hear a magnificent voice: The music of Adam Torres comes together with simple choreography in the video for "Juniper Arms."

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A Lot Of Songs About Ice Cream

Monday, July 11, 2016

Even though it was a rocky road, we whipped together a show sprinkled with some of our favorite ice cream tunes.

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Valley Queen: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, July 08, 2016

For a band with only a few Bandcamp singles under its belt, Valley Queen plays with nuance and depth, rooted in a California country sound. At the Tiny Desk, the group played three unreleased songs.

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First Watch: Elton John, 'A Good Heart'

Friday, July 08, 2016

Our first peek in over a decade at a music video featuring the legendary Elton John is an elegant and simple ode to love. The song, "A Good Heart," appears on his new album, Wonderful Crazy Night.

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