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Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, 'Vessel'

Monday, October 20, 2014

Totem poles and cereal boxes sing out in Dan Mangan + Blacksmith's stunning, bizarre new video for 'Vessel.' Mangan's fourth studio album, Club Meds, is out Jan. 13.

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First Listen: Daniel Lanois, 'Flesh And Machine'

Sunday, October 19, 2014

After four decades of making records, Lanois has decided to chase sounds that have never been. An otherworldly adventure, Flesh And Machine has no songs and no words, using voices only for texture.

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Ásgeir: Tiny Desk Concert

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Icelandic singer's voice is angelic and yearning, his songs simple and universal. At the Tiny Desk, his raw, slowed-down arrangements bring a sense of grace to what were already elegant songs.

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The Bots: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Jimi Hendrix influence informs The Bots' bluesy moments, both in the guitar and in Mikaiah Lei's voice. There's also a great rock-duo punch that recalls The White Stripes or JEFF The Brotherhood.

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Gregory Alan Isakov, 'Amsterdam'

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

"Amsterdam" is a warm, gentle song about coming home. Its video, filmed at Isakov's farm, uses stop-motion animation, dioramas and live shadow puppetry.

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Guest DJ John Congleton

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Just this year, producer John Congleton has worked on records released by St. Vincent, Swans, Angel Olsen, Cloud Nothings and more. He tells All Songs Considered how he keeps his ears wide open.

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Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Live In Concert

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

The rock legend and his new band performed live at BAM in Brooklyn. The show was part of the Nonesuch At BAM festival, and you can watch it in its entirety right here.

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Jackson Browne: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, October 06, 2014

More than 40 years after his first album, Browne still writes music with conviction, craftsmanship and careful attention to detail. Watch him perform three songs live in the NPR Music offices.

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tUnE-yArDs, 'Real Thing'

Monday, October 06, 2014

A madcap live-action cartoon about three plastic sisters and a very zany Merrill Garbus. Watch the video for "Real Thing," from tUnE-yArDs' album Nikki Nack.

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Song Premiere: Asaf Avidan, 'Over My Head'

Monday, October 06, 2014

The singer Asaf Avidan has a remarkable voice and a great new song, written in one sleepless night in Paris that also sparked the beginning of a long-term relationship.

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Caroline Rose, 'Blood On Your Bootheels'

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Caroline Rose's video for the rockabilly-tinged track, "Blood On Your Bootheels," is a fierce, poignant response to gun violence that makes use of Skittles and stop-motion animation.

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Tweedy: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, September 22, 2014

With his drummer son Spencer, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy performs three songs from their new album, Sukierae — plus a cover of "You Are Not Alone," which the elder Tweedy wrote for Mavis Staples.

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Half Japanese, 'Our Love'

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Half Japanese's video for "Our Love" is a sprawling, energetic celebration of new love. The band's new album, fittingly titled Overjoyed, is its first in 13 years.

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Luluc: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, September 15, 2014

The duo's music marries graceful singing and storytelling with guitars and textures that help create an unforgettable aura.

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Kevin Morby, 'All Of My Life'

Monday, September 15, 2014

A new video recalls The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, complete with laugh tracks and bolo ties.

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First Listen: GOAT, 'Commune'

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Swedish collective makes irresistible trance/dance music that doubles as hypnotic hippie hoodoo. Along the way, GOAT captures the spirit of the '60s in its guitar meanderings and acid tones.

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Holly Williams, 'Waiting On June'

Friday, September 12, 2014

Grab a hanky or a friend's sleeve. If you believe in fated love, this song will bring you to tears. Holly Williams is the granddaughter of Hank Williams. This story is the other side of the family.

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White House Advisor On Strategy To Stop The Islamic State

Thursday, September 11, 2014

White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes discusses President Obama's strategy to stop the militant group known as the Islamic State.

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Mirah, 'No Direction Home'

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Shot in a lighthouse window during a rainstorm, Mirah's newest video, for the song "No Direction Home," is a sultry tale of confusion and longing.

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The New Pornographers, Live In Concert At The Brill Building

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Watch the Canadian indie supergroup play ecstatic, harmony-laden songs from its new album, Brill Bruisers, in a one-night-only concert at New York's famed Brill Building.

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