Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

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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New Mix: The 1975, Nothing, Laurie Anderson On Hurricane Sandy, More

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Songs on this week's episode of All Songs Considered grapple with sweeping, thematically weighty subjects, from xenophobia and immigration to Hurricane Sandy and the inherent meaninglessness of life.

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First Listen: River Whyless, 'Kindness, A Rebel'

Thursday, May 31, 2018

The folk-rock band's ambitious new album confront tribalism, fear, anger and violence.

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New Mix: James Blake, Luluc, Angelique Kidjo Covers Talking Heads

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share this week's must-hear music, including an incredible new cut from singer James Blake, guitar rock from New Zealand, and more.

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Guest DJ: Stephen Malkmus

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Stephen Malkmus shares the songs that have shaped his life and love of music over the years, and talks about his new album with The Jicks, Sparkle Hard.

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Singer Meg Myers Confronts 'Innocent Touching' And Microaggressions In New Video

Monday, May 21, 2018

In a truly uncomfortable video to watch, the Los Angeles-based singer confronts what it feels like to be a woman in the workplace and how going numb is actually painful.

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Agnes Obel Explains Her 'Late Night Tales' Track By Track

Monday, May 21, 2018

For her new compilation, the Danish singer makes unusual and beautiful connections between the music of Henry Mancini, a Bulgarian folk choir, the German experimental rock band Can and many others.

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The Outrage, Angst And Optimism Of Parquet Courts' 'Wide Awake!' Track By Track

Friday, May 18, 2018

Members A. Savage and Austin Brown talk white privilege, violence in America and the need for love as they break down the band's new album, Wide Awake!

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