Robin Hilton appears in the following:
Thursday, October 31, 2013
After releasing his mostly acoustic debut in 2010, Irish singer James Vincent McMorrow was afraid of getting pegged a folk artist. His follow-up album takes an entirely different and unexpected turn toward R&B and soul. A video for the record's first single is a sultry, twisted love story.
Monday, October 28, 2013
Odd Future co-founder Tyler, The Creator is known for his dark, dystopian hip-hop. But for his latest video he takes on a breezy pop song. While Tyler didn't write the track - and isn't saying who did - he was so moved by it, he agreed to write and direct the video for it.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
The band's latest EP is inspired by Ender's Game, a sci-fi novel (and new movie) about Earth's futuristic battle against insect-like aliens called "Buggers."
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Son Lux's latest album is an arresting mix of hip-hop, 21st-century R&B and experimental synthpop. Where previous releases were glittering and sometimes wildly adventurous, Lanterns is slicker, darker and less ornate.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The band's latest video is an elaborately planned mousetrap that misfires, with hilarious results.
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Neko Case takes questions from listeners in an intimate interview about her epic new album. "I don't really think of myself specifically as a woman," she tells us. "I'm kind of a critter."
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
The world you inhabit as a teenager has a way of digging its claws into you. Hear All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton talk about the universal themes on Okkervil River's new album.
Monday, August 26, 2013
Can you stand the crush of the crowd for an unobstructed view of your musical heroes? Or do you prefer to linger near the back, where your eardrums and personal space won't be violated?
Monday, August 26, 2013
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legendary album, renowned playwright Tom Stoppard has written an existential morality tale based on and inspired by themes found on the record. The hour-long play is a deeply philosophical, abstract interpretation of the music, performed like a radio drama.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Prolific garage rocker Ty Segall speaks candidly about the family tragedy — and anger — that led to his new, nearly all acoustic record, Sleeper.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Of course you can make music using a smartphone or tablet. But which apps give you the best results? Which ones are easiest to learn? Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton offer a few suggestions.
Monday, August 12, 2013
Ra Ra Riot's latest video imagines a futuristic world where human brains and computers merge.
Sunday, August 11, 2013
In the wake of his father's death, the prolific garage-rock revivalist returns with a heartfelt album. Titled Sleeper, it's deeper, darker and more emotional than anything the singer and guitarist has released so far.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Guthrie and his band drove 18 hours round-trip from Ontario just to perform three songs behind the desk of NPR Music's Bob Boilen. Watch them perform some of the wistful and infectious highlights from Guthrie's new album, Takes Time.
Saturday, August 03, 2013
Henson's voice is so fragile and hushed, if you were 10 feet away from him you'd barely hear a peep. But what the London singer's music lacks in volume, it more than makes up for in feeling. Watch Henson perform three songs from his new album, Birthdays.
Monday, July 29, 2013
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Bob Dylan's first performance at the Newport Folk Festival. Though he didn't seek the role, he became a spokesman for a generation and an entire movement of new music. Who today has the vision, imagination and voice to inspire and even unite young people?
Thursday, July 25, 2013
All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with Newport Folk Festival producer Jay Sweet about why the historic event is unlike any other festival.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Does music have to be tied to your youth in order to spark nostalgia, or are 80-somethings wistful for the sounds of their 60s? Your picks for the music that, 20 years from now, will make us look back fondly on the 2010s.
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
David Bowie doesn't need a sprawling, big budget spectacle to make his videos unforgettable. His latest is a simple shoot in a single location, with just the singer and his guitar. But Bowie's penetrating gaze is enough to set the scene on edge.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
If you love karaoke, chances are you've got that one go-to song you reach for every time you take the mic. It may not be your favorite song, but it's in a forgiving key with plenty of room to perform.