Bob Boilen

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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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Hey Bands, Why T-Shirts Matter, A Martin Atkins Minute

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

As we head to SXSW, it's the music that matters most, but if you're a band, you may want to think about t-shirts once you've nailed the music. Music funnyman Martin Atkins tells us why.

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The All Songs Considered SXSW Preview, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

For music lovers, South By Southwest can feel like Christmas, Mardi Gras and Spring Break rolled into one. This week we share some of the discoveries we're most excited to see at this year's festival.

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Tiny Desk Special Edition: Red Baraat's Holi Celebration

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Brooklyn bhangra band come to the Tiny Desk in celebration of Holi, the Hindu festival of color that welcomes the coming of spring.

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Tank And The Bangas: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, March 10, 2017

Tank And The Bangas' victory lap around the Tiny Desk was momentous, celebratory and deeply touching, with a flair and alchemy of styles that could come from New Orleans.

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The Process Behind An A Capella Ode Against Melancholy (With Help From Nina Simone)

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

How a simple sentiment transformed itself to a simple Irish style ballad with inspiration from Nina Simone and singing help from Monica Martin (Phox).

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First Watch: A Bittersweet Treatment For J.Views' 'Don't Pull Away'

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Sensual, heartbreaking performances by Indya Moore and Elliot Sailors form the center of this video for 'Don't Pull Away,' a collaboration between J.Views, Mike Milosh and Gotye.

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New Mix: alt-J, Elliott Smith, The New Pornographers, Girlpool, More

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, bleary-eyed from a mind-bending Flaming Lips show, share this week's favorite music discoveries.

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