Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

Tiny Desk Concerts At 10: How One Miserable Show Led To A Magical Concert Series

Sunday, April 22, 2018

How Laura Gibson's "terrible-feeling" concert experience led to the birth of the Tiny Desk concert series 10 years ago.

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John Moreland: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, April 20, 2018

When you hear John Moreland's sweet voice, it's hard to believe he spent years singing in punk, metal-core and hardcore bands. He plays acoustic guitar now, but his songs are still full of passion.

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Tank And The Bangas Release The Band's Major Label Debut

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Last year's Tiny Desk Contest winner releases its first major label single, "Smoke.Netflix.Chill," a song about a friendship that's falling apart.

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Guest DJ: Lord Huron On The Songs That Shaped The Cinematic 'Vide Noir'

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The band Lord Huron is known for its cinematic story songs. Ben Schneider, creator of the project, talks about some of the music by other artists that informed the tales on his latest album.

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Swan Songs: Music For Your Final Exit

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

We asked listeners what song they want played at their funeral. On this edition of All Songs Considered, we share some of the incredible responses we got, along with the stories behind them.

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Jim James Decries Media Distortion In Society With New Song, Album

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The new solo album from My Morning Jacket's frontman was inspired, in part, by the explosion of information people are expected to consume, which, he says, leaves "more and more of us feeling lost."

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On The Verge Of An Epic Album, The Milk Carton Kids Share A Stunning New Song

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The new song from this Grammy nominated duo, The Milk Carton Kids, is a brilliantly long and winding delicate song of lovers parting ways with a hope for one last embrace.

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New Mix: Ólafur Arnalds, Khruangbin, Whyte Horses, Ari Roar, More

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

This week's batch of essential new songs includes a curiously gorgeous piano piece from Iceland's Ólafur Arnalds, the punk band Abuse Of Power, summery psych-pop from Whyte Horses and more.

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Rhye: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 09, 2018

See the band perform a rare evening Tiny Desk concert, illuminated by flickering lights

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South X Lullaby: Nilüfer Yanya

Friday, April 06, 2018

The London-based singer performs in a shop filled with sentimental curiosities of a world gone by, while singing about old memories and the pain of lost love.

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Sudan Archives' Disparate Sound, Inspired By Jellyfish, Pulls From Everywhere

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Violin plucks, finger snaps and a slick flow percolate on "Nont For Sale," the first taste of Sudan Archives' upcoming EP Sink.

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Dan Auerbach: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

The guitarist and singer for The Black Keys and The Arcs brings his Easy Eye Sound Revue to the Tiny Desk, recalling a time and sound from the '60s when southern R&B, including Nashville, was a force.

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New Mix: Young Fathers, Confidence Man, A Stunning Tiny Desk Contest Entry, More

Tuesday, April 03, 2018

This week's new mix features a profound Tiny Desk Contest entry, "dorky" electropop from Australian group Confidence Man, an intimate paean to different loves from Forth Wanderers and more.

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Watch Big Thief Debut Two New Songs Live In Paris

Friday, March 30, 2018

Less than a year after the momentous Capacity, Big Thief debuts "Not" and "Terminal Paradise" for the Franco-German public broadcaster ARTE.

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South X Lullaby: Katie Von Schleicher

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The New York songwriter finds a place of solitude in the Spire Studio Tour Bus to perform "Mary," the quietest song from her magnificent 2017 album, S***** Hits.

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I'm With Her: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Aoife O'Donovan, Sarah Jarosz and Sara Watkins are bound by a love for bluegrass, chamber music, jazz, storytelling and singing.

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New Mix: Guided By Voices, Fantastic Negrito, A Stella Donnelly Lullaby, More

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share a new batch of essential songs, from the poignant folk of John Prine to the warped rock of Hearts Hearts, the ethereal Grouper and more.

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South X Lullaby: Soccer Mommy

Monday, March 26, 2018

Our South X Lullaby with Soccer Mommy took us away from the frenetic world of the South by Southwest music festival and into "your eccentric uncles attic on steroids," Uncommon Objects.

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Väsen: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, March 23, 2018

The Swedish trio brought a 30-string sonic blast to the Tiny Desk, performing on 12-string guitar, viola and the nyckelharpa (a fiddle with keys — think 15th century keytar).

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Fantastic Negrito Returns, With Arrows Aimed At A Culture That's 'Lost Its Way'

Thursday, March 22, 2018

The Grammy-winning Fantastic Negrito is back, with a new song and album that will meet a fractured culture with the "business of unity."

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