Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

Ólafur Arnalds: Tiny Desk Concert

Thursday, July 19, 2018

The Icelandic composer is joined by two "ghost" pianists, making mysterious and memorable music at the Tiny Desk.

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Richard Thompson Tears It Up On Two New Songs

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

One of the greatest living guitarists, Richard Thompson has shared two new brilliant songs from his just-announced album 13 Rivers.

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The Goon Sax Channel Talking Heads And Scott Walker In New Video

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Fans of early Talking Heads albums, listen up. This group of teenagers from Brisbane could be your favorite new band.

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New Mix: Metric, Villagers, Richard Thompson, Mirah, More

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

This week's episode of All Songs Considered features the return of several veteran favorites: the Canadian rock band Metric, the Irish folk group Villagers, and guitarist Richard Thompson.

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Opium Moon, A Band Of Immigrants, Reflects On The Global Refugee Crisis

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The band's latest song and video, "Caravan," dreams of a more inclusive, kinder world.

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New Mix: Deafheaven, Tim Hecker, John Grant And More

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Love doesn't come easy. Just ask some of the artists on this week's show whose songs reflect the sour, absurd, and heartrending aspects of intimacy.

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Rev. Sekou And The Seal Breakers: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Rev. Sekou and the Seal Breakers gave one of the most rousing Tiny Desks we've ever had, opening with one question: "Do you want to get free?"

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American Anthems: The Songs That Unite Us

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Sometimes it's a stirring call to arms or a recognition of injustice. But an anthem always captures something much larger than itself - the spirit of a community, unified in a common feeling or cause.

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Farewell, For Now, From The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest

Friday, June 29, 2018

Over the last two months, we've hosted concerts in eight cities to celebrate this year's Tiny Desk Contest. Now, it's time to say goodbye — at least until next time.

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Golden Dawn Arkestra: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, June 29, 2018

Join the "Children of the Sun" - or sit back and enjoy the spectacle - in this Tiny Desk experience.

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Tiny Desk Contest Winner Gaelynn Lea Returns With New Music

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Gaelynn Lea's life and music were forever changed after winning the Contest in 2016. Her new video, for the song "Lost in the Woods," tackles the issue of identity and how to hold on to it.

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Watch: Justin Vernon, Bryce Dessner And So Percussion's 'Music For Wood And Strings'

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

For fans of Bon Iver and The National, here's music made by Justin Vernon, S. Carey, Bryce Dessner and So Percussion.

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New Mix: The Decemberists, Bermuda Triangle, Justin Vernon And S. Carey, More

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

On this week's All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton have a bleakly funny track from The Decemberists, jangly-pop from Shy Boys, gentle folk from Bermuda Triangle and more.

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Roséwave: This Summer, Think Pink

Thursday, June 21, 2018

We fill you in on how to shade your summer pink with unapologetically good pop music that is ready for any mood.

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Mothers Sing About The 'Blame Kit'

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The band Mothers is back with new music that is sonically more challenging and lyrically intriguing. It imagines a device that that can shift or imply guilt onto a particular person, group, or idea.

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The Messthetics: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The bassist and drummer from D.C.'s pioneering punk band Fugazi join guitarist Anthony Pirog for a set of thrilling, sometimes loud and frenetic instrumentals.

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Your Favorite New Artists Of 2018 (So Far)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Many of your favorite musicians of 2018 (so far) defy genres and expectations, from the idiosyncratic wonder of Superorganism to the stirring, swirling ballads of serpentwithfeet.

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Ben Gibbard Talks About Death Cab For Cutie's New Album And First Single, 'Gold Rush'

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Death Cab for Cutie is coming out with a new album called Thank You For Today. Lead singer Ben Gibbard talks with All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen about the first single, "Gold Rush."

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New Mix: M. Ward, David Bowie Saxophonist Donny McCaslin, Sad Baxter, More

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

This week's show features exhilarating art-rock from saxophonist and Bowie backer Donny McCaslin, subtle shade from M. Ward's surprise album, buoyant, heartwrenching pop from Sad Baxter and more.

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Grace VanderWaal: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

The 14-year-old singer who signed to Columbia after winning America's Got Talent, dazzles the Tiny Desk with her breathtaking voice.

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