Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

Lucy Dacus Directs Her 'Addiction' Video

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A second song is now out from the upcoming sophomore full-length by Lucy Dacus in the form of a self-directed video that takes on the many toxic forms of addiction.

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AHI: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Ontario-based singer has a gruff but sweet voice with openly honest words behind soulful tunes of hope.

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Artists From The 'Take Me To The River' Tour: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, January 15, 2018

More than a dozen artists gather behind the Tiny Desk to celebrate Memphis soul in a joyful, triumphant performance.

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Jack White Shares New Music And Announces Third Solo Album

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Jack White's latest song, "Connected By Love," opens uncharacteristically with a droning synth. But the moment his voice kicks in, it could belong to no one else.

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Return With New Song And Album

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

There's new music from the soul-filled sounds of Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.

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Julien Baker: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Julien Baker's Turn Out The Lights brought her much-deserved critical acclaim and wider attention in 2017. Before its release we asked her to make a rare return to the Tiny Desk for something special.

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Eight New Artists To Watch In 2018, From 'Slingshot'

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

NPR Music partner stations talk with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen about the new and emerging artists they're most excited about in 2018.

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Car Seat Headrest's 'Twin Fantasy' Is A 'New' Album Viewed Through Rearview Mirrors

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Car Seat Headrest remakes and reimagines the 2011 album 'Twin Fantasy' in ways not possible when it was recorded in 2011. Hear the maturation, and see Will Toledo's directorial debut.

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The Weather Station: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, January 08, 2018

One of the joys of listening to The Weather station is the tension and release in the group's enchanting music. It's what made the band's most recent album one of Bob Boilen's favorite of 2017.

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Ice Music: Building Instruments Out Of Water

Saturday, January 06, 2018

In the Eastern U.S., many are freezing this weekend and looking for warmth. Halfway around the world, Terje Isungset has built a music career dependent on frigid weather.

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New Year, New Mix: Lucy Dacus, Typhoon, Loma, Anna Burch, More

Thursday, January 04, 2018

All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton return after the holiday break with a new mix of essential gritty guitar rock, an epic breakup song, sweetly seductive pop and more.

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First Listen: Typhoon, 'Offerings'

Thursday, January 04, 2018

The band's fourth album, its most ominous and sonically dramatic, is also a work of brilliant storytelling about a man losing his memory.

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Diet Cig: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Diet Cig's songs crackle like Pop Rocks, but with a confrontational honesty and striking gravity — and on top of Bob Boilen's desk.

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Stretch and Bobbito: The Legends Return To Radio

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Hear a conversation with the legendary New York DJ duo of Stretch and Bobbito. After 19 years off the airwaves, the two are back with a new podcast on NPR, What's Good With Stretch And Bobbito.

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Aldous Harding: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, July 28, 2017

Intensity in songs often expresses itself as volume – a loud guitar, a scream, a piercing synth line. But in the case of Aldous Harding it's in the spaces, the pauses, and her unique delivery.

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Sylvan Esso: 'Radio' From The Echo Mountain Sessions

Friday, July 28, 2017

Sylvan Esso perform "Radio" with a big band of friends in the duo's final installment of the Echo Mountain Sessions.

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Sylvan Esso: 'The Glow,' From The Echo Mountain Recording Sessions

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Watch Sylvan Esso playfully perform a big, blasting version of the the duo's song "The Glow," with a band of sax, guitars, drums and more.

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Kuinka Asks, 'Where Is This Anger Coming From?'

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Kuinka, one of our favorites from the recent Tiny Desk Contest, explores the nature of anger and bigotry in a stirring video for the song "Warsaw."

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Sylvan Esso: 'Slack Jaw,' From The Echo Mountain Recording Sessions

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Watch Sylvan Esso perform a spare and beautiful version of the the duo's song "Slack Jaw," with Jenn Wasner of the bands Wye Oak and Flock Of Dimes.

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With 'Sorry Is Gone,' Jessica Lea Mayfield Is Taking Back Her Life

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"Sorry Is Gone," the title track to Mayfield's next album, is a song of empowerment that finds the singer moving past a difficult period in her life.

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