Bob Boilen

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Driving Backwards To The Beat Of JEFF The Brotherhood's 'Punishment'

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

It seemed like a simple video editing trick, run the tape backwards and it will look like this guy is driving backward. Well, it's no trick.

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New Mix: San Fermin, Andrew Combs, Puddles Pity Party, More

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

On this week's podcast: Epic country rock, blistering punk and a nearly seven-foot-tall clown mashes up Johnny Cash and The Who. Seriously.

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Rubblebucket Promotes Being Present, Honors Golden Age Sci-Fi On 'If U C My Enemies'

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The big wailing band of fun known as Rubblebucket are captured by a gender ambiguous fashion witch in this video for their song "If U C My Enemies"

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My Birthday Gift: A Large Clown Singing A Mashup Of The Who And Johnny Cash

Monday, April 10, 2017

A large clown sings "Pinball Wizard" to the tune of "Folsom Prison Blues." Funny or scary?

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Sinkane: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 10, 2017

You can hear a great New York jazz band in the rhythms of Sinkane, but you can also hear the influence of Bob Marley and the hypnotic repetition of Sudanese desert sounds.

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Bob Boilen's Week In Live Music, 4/8/17

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Check out the All Songs Considered host's photos from the shows he saw this week, including shots of King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Peter Silberman and Lambchop.

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Tash Sultana: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, April 07, 2017

It's astonishing to watch Sultana's fluidity on her instrument, like a natural extension of her body. She also plays bass, saxophone, trumpet, flute and more, but kept it "simple" for the Tiny Desk.

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First Watch: Alex Napping, 'Fault'

Thursday, April 06, 2017

A song and video by the band Alex Napping explores singer Alex Cohen's struggle with an eating disorder, in vivid blue and white.

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New Mix: Son Lux, Public Service Broadcasting, Big Thief, More

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share their favorite songs of the week, including premieres from Elf Power and Big Thief, plus new music from The Walkmen's Walter Martin, Son Lux and more.

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How Public Service Broadcasting Tells The Future Using The Past

Monday, April 03, 2017

Public Service Broadcasting upcoming new album tells the tale of an dying industrial town in South Wales and how it's a metaphor for our political unease.

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Hear The First Single From Dan Auerbach's New Solo Record 'Waiting On A Song'

Thursday, March 30, 2017

There's new music coming from Black Keys guitarist and songwriter Dan Auerbach — despite the fact that the video for his new song clearly shows he's been abducted by aliens.

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First Listen: The Wild Reeds, 'The World We Built'

Thursday, March 30, 2017

If you appreciate songs of the heart, here's 11 that will save you.

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Dream Wife's 'Somebody' Looks To Subvert Glam Rock's Dabbling Femininity

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The band Dream Wife began as an art school project designed to explore feminine tropes in pop music — before it became a real band dedicated to doing the very same.

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New Mix: Sufjan Stevens, Gorillaz, Perfume Genius, More

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

This week's essential mix includes a profoundly moving elegy to a lost sister from Hippo Campus, an electro-pop dance track from Sufjan Stevens' latest project, new music from Gorillaz and more.

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The Family Crest's Video For 'Mirror Love' Is A Kaleidoscope Of Love And Action

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Family Crest urges its extended network of fan-collaborators to express their political thoughts with a new video for "Mirror Love."

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Overcoats: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, March 27, 2017

Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell's vibrant vocal harmonies are set against an electronic backdrop that feels spacious and refreshing.

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Hear Lucius' Song For HBO's 'Girls,' 'Million Dollar Secret'

Friday, March 24, 2017

The song appears in Sunday night's episode.

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Delicate Steve: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, March 24, 2017

This fierce and lyrical guitar player writes playful instrumental music led by hooky vocals — but there is no voice, just the human-like twang of a glass slide on a guitar.

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How Lenny Kaye, The Godfather Of Garage Rock, Illuminated 'The Psalms'

Friday, March 24, 2017

Lenny Kaye is an elemental force in music and a spiritually attuned diviner of sounds. On this episode, he walks us through his process and his inspirations.

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Why SXSW Matters: The Best Of What We Saw, 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

We go to SXSW in order to find music we're unlikely to see in our own backyard, find something thrilling, then shout out our fervent support. In this episode, we do exactly that.

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