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Wire Set To Release New Album; Hear 'Short Elevated Period'

Monday, January 23, 2017

The British band, which has made evolution and sonic adventurousness a part of its trademark since its iconic debut in 1977, will release its 15th album, Silver/Lead, on March 31.


The Kinks' Ray Davies Teams Up With The Jayhawks On 'Poetry'

Monday, January 23, 2017

We have new music from The Kinks' Ray Davies. This British songwriter's fascination with U.S. culture culminates in a new album with The Jayhawks called Americana.


New Mix: Run The Jewels, Brian Eno, Timber Timbre, More

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Our first new mix of 2017 features songs that are both big and hopeful, and crushingly sad, from the politically charged music of Run The Jewels and Timber Timbre to the joyful bliss of Lowland Hum.


How Sheep Teach Us To Hate Gun Violence

Friday, January 13, 2017

What begins as a bedtime story becomes a tale of what's wrong with a culture of violence. Watch as slam poet and hip-hop artist Watsky tackles a powerful issue in "Stick To Your Guns."


You Can Now Enter The 2017 Tiny Desk Contest

Friday, January 13, 2017

Enter by Jan. 29 for a chance to play your very own Tiny Desk concert at NPR in Washington, D.C.


A New Song By The Wild Reeds Honors The Group's Magnificent Voices

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Wild Reeds honor the "holy experience of creativity" with a new song and a new album. Hear why more than 500,000 fans have watched the band's Tiny Desk Concert.


Our Top Discoveries From globalFEST 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Every January, we hear some of the world's tastiest acts at a one-night showcase in Manhattan. From Korean folk songs spun into glam-rock glitter to blazing Cuban brass, this year was no exception.


Donny McCaslin: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, January 09, 2017

Hear McCaslin, the saxophonist and bandleader whose group backed David Bowie on Blackstar, near the anniversary of that album's release. Selections include an instrumental take on Bowie's "Lazarus."


Interview: Julien Baker Signs To Matador, Shares New Song

Friday, January 06, 2017

We have a candid interview with Julien Baker, a young singer of sad, thoughtful songs. Her new song, "Funeral Pyre," is being released on the storied independent label Matador Records.


Declan McKenna: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Hear the spirited young singer-songwriter take on religion, poverty and politics, armed with just a guitar and some unrelenting hooks.


Our Favorite Interviews Of 2016

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Here's a second chance to listen to inspiring conversations with veteran musicians like Paul McCartney and Jonny Greenwood, as well as newer visionaries like AURORA and Danny Brown.


Bob Boilen's Top 40 Songs Of 2016

Monday, December 26, 2016

The All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk host shares the songs set you up for a brilliant climax and an unforgettable chorus.


Bon Iver, Live In Concert

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Watch Bon Iver play a full concert, including songs from 22, A Million, at Pioneer Works, a cavernous warehouse in Brooklyn, N.Y.


The All Songs Considered Holiday Extravaganza 2016

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Kacey Musgraves, Conor Oberst and more special guests join All Songs hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton on a steam engine to the north pole.


The Martin Atkins Minute: 'Bad Day'

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The onetime Public Image Ltd. drummer tells the story of how he wound up digging ditches for Bon Jovi's drummer in New Jersey. It's sure to put you in the holiday spirit.


The Oh Hellos: Holiday Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, December 19, 2016

The nine-piece, family-centered band returns to the NPR Music offices to fill the air with fake snow and real joy.


Poll Results: All Songs Considered Listeners' Favorite 100 Albums Of 2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Some years these polls aren't even close, but this time it was a tight race for our listeners' top five most popular albums of 2016.


First Watch: Lydia Ramsey, 'Ghosts'

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Hear an old voice from a new singer, accompanied by a visual ghost story shot against a barren landscape in Washington state.


The Tiny Desk Contest Is Back!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Send us a video of you or your band playing an original song behind a desk of your choosing. You could win a chance to play your own Tiny Desk concert.


Remembering Greg Lake, The 'Lucky Man'

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Emerson Lake & Palmer's singer and co-creator, who died Wednesday, was at the forefront of a movement that took rock in a new literate — and liberating — direction.