Bob Boilen

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Singer Nellie McKay Celebrates Bob Dorough Of 'Schoolhouse Rock'

Thursday, May 03, 2018

McKay covers Dorough's "Small Day Tomorrow" on her upcoming album, Sister Orchid. She and the late composer, known his work on the beloved Schoolhouse Rock! series, were longtime friends.

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New Mix: Dirty Projectors, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, More

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

On this week's mix of essential new songs, we share uplifting new music from Dirty Projectors, the distinctive hooks of Stephen Malkmus, psych-folk from Jessica Risker and more.

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At 70, Smithsonian Folkways Is An Antidote To Music Algorithms

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Smithsonian Folkways, known for its broad-based music catalog, wants to surprise you with sounds you didn't even know existed. The treasured American label turns 70 years old on May 1.

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New Young Fathers Video For 'Toy' Imagines Dictators As Spoiled Children

Monday, April 30, 2018

Young Fathers' new short film for the song "Toy" looks at the current political climate and imagines dictators as spoiled little children, angry with the world because things aren't going their way.

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Bedouine: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 30, 2018

Bedouine is Azniv Korkejian, a singer and guitarist who echoes sounds from the 1960's North American folk songwriters, but with vocal inflections closer to Leonard Cohen than to Joni Mitchell.

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Superorganism: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The multinational band of theatrically fun and talented musicians in Superorganism mix melody and mischievous with almost Seussian folly.

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New Mix: Beach House, Tank And The Bangas, Stevie Wolf, More

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

This week's mix of essential new songs includes this year's Tiny Desk Contest winner, Naia Izumi, the mind-blowing guitarist Rafiq Bhatia of the band Son Lux, passionate rock from Welles and more.

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Announcing The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest Winner

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

After receiving nearly 5,000 entries this year, we have a winner! Meet the virtuosic talent who won over this year's panel of judges.

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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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