Bob Boilen

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First Listen: Paperhaus, 'Paperhaus'

Sunday, February 01, 2015

The D.C. guitar band's music can be jarring and jagged, as its members channel Krautrock and psychedelic blues. But it's also dreamy, with lilt and grit.


Courtney Barnett, 'Pedestrian At Best'

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Count on 2015 as the year many will fall in love with Courtney Barnett, the best lyricist in rock. Barnett's debut album, Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit, comes out in March.

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New Mix: Modest Mouse, Death Cab for Cutie, Laura Marling, More

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

This week we hear from some of our favorite veteran artists and a few incredible newcomers, including Modest Mouse's first new album in eight years and the psychedelic rock group Sunflower Bean.


Tiny Desk Concert Contest Phase Two: Judging Begins

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

With over 5,000 eligible submissions to our contest, we have a big task ahead of us: sifting through the overwhelming quantity and quality to find the musicians who will play the Tiny Desk.


First Listen: Asaf Avidan, 'Gold Shadow'

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The Israeli singer has a compelling, unusual, wholly original voice. On Gold Shadow, his first official release in North America, he writes with passion and poetry.


Orenda Fink, 'Holy Holy'

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Have you ever felt alone in a big city? In this heartwarming video, Fink sings of loss and empathy.


Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield, 'Somebody That I Used To Know'

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The duo is about to release an album of Elliott Smith covers. Hear one here for the first time.


Rubblebucket: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Even without its confetti cannon, the band brings a fun mix of brass and brash to the NPR offices.


New Mix: Dan Deacon, THEESatisfaction, Jackson Scott, More

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Hypnotic grooves, funktacular space-jams and a little bit of throat singing. It's another episode of All Songs Considered, chock full of music to make you feel alive.


Song Premiere: Bob Dylan, 'Stay With Me'

Monday, January 19, 2015

Weird and kind of wonderful, Dylan sings Sinatra.


First Listen: Amason, 'Sky City'

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Never locked to one mood, these vibrant, polished songs convey the spirit of a variety show in concert. But on Sky City, they replicate the intimacy and care of a great mixtape.


Tiny Desk Contest Entries Just Keep Coming

Friday, January 16, 2015

Three days remain to submit your video. Watch a few of the entries that have stood out to us so far.


The National Parks, 'Helsinki'

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

A father-son fishing trip is filled with simplicity and wonder in this video by The National Parks.


Daniel Lanois: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The producer presides over an all-instrumental, free-form trio with drummer Brian Blade and bassist Jim Wilson. Lanois never says a word, but he sculpts some serious, hypnotic sounds.


First Listen: Red Baraat, 'Gaadi Of Truth'

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Along with the brass band's Punjabi roots, you're likely to hear '70s-style D.C. go-go beats, hip-hop, funk, trance-inducing South Asian Qawwali sounds and traces of South American cumbia.


Bob Boilen's Favorite Concert Photos Of 2014

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Guitar hero poses, smoke and lots of flying hair: This is the year in pictures from professional concert-goer and enthusiastic amateur photographer Bob Boilen, the host of All Songs Considered.


662 Shows In 365 Days: Bob Boilen's Year In Concerts

Friday, January 09, 2015

The All Songs Considered host saw 555 different bands play in 144 venues across 16 cities over the course of 2014. Here is the list of his favorites.


Andy Shauf, 'I'm Not Falling Asleep'

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Old film footage from the 1920s Saskatchewan Agricultural Archives is an odd but perfectly mysterious backdrop for this spare and pining tune from Canadian Andy Shauf.


A New Mix For The New Year: Panda Bear, The Go! Team, More

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

We kick off 2015 with a mix of new music and a trip in a time machine back to 2000 and the very first All Songs Considered episode.


Trey Anastasio: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, January 05, 2015

The Phish star was in town to put on a huge show, but the songs here feel more personal than that. Watch Anastasio perform "Sleep Again," "Summer of '89" and "Backwards Down the Number Line."

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