Bob Boilen

Bob Boilen appears in the following:

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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First Watch: Sigrid, 'Don't Kill My Vibe'

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

A debut song from this 20-year-old Norwegian pop singer is a kiss-off song that works for everything, from workmates to lovers and everyday frustrations.

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Alt-J's New Song '3WW' Points Toward A Smoothed-Out Sound

Monday, March 06, 2017

The rock band teams with Wolf Alice singer Ellie Worsell for a West African-inspired song of love.

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First Watch: Neil Young's 'Peace Trail' Paints Its Way Across America

Monday, March 06, 2017

Neil Young is fired up by current events and takes us on the 'Peace Trail.'

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Resistance Radio: Darkly Reimagining The '60s Sound

Friday, March 03, 2017

A conversation with musician/producer Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) about creating an album inspired by an alternative universe in which Germany and Japan win World War II.

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Ninet: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, March 03, 2017

One of Israel's very popular artists may be walking a similar path to early-career Joan Jett — she brought that same intensity to the Tiny Desk.

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First Watch: Oh Pep! Has A 'Crazy Feel'

Thursday, March 02, 2017

A captivating new animated video from Australia's Oh Pep! tells the story of entangled lovers — knowing what's best isn't always easy.

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New Mix: Our Tiny Desk Contest Winner, Land Of Talk, Juana Molina, More

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

This week's essential mix includes the winning song from our Tiny Desk Contest, the return of the band Land of Talk, '90s shoegaze group Ride and more.

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Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Tiny Desk Concert

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

To celebrate Fat Tuesday, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band brought their euphoric horns to the Tiny Desk for a raucous, joyous set.

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Introducing The Winner Of The 2017 Tiny Desk Contest

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

More than 6,000 entries later, we have our champion. Watch the joyous video that won over all 10 judges unanimously.

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First Watch: Thao's 'Meticulous Bird,' A Hammering Beat With A Powerful Message

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Beneath this bright song, filled with beat and bass, lies a rich message of empowerment for survivors of sexual violence.

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New Mix: Lana Del Rey, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Colin Stetson, Penguin Cafe, More

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A bonkers new song from Shugo Tokumaru helps wash away an unwelcome earworm, Lana Del Rey lauds (her?) youth, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy weirds out over love and Bob revisits an old favorite.

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Agnes Obel: Tiny Desk Concert

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Agnes Obel manipulated the Tiny Desk to better suit the deeply alluring and powerful music she brought to us.

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Ryan Adams, Our Valentine's Day Guest DJ, Addresses Love And Lonesome Roads

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Ahead of the release of his newest record, Ryan Adams sits down with NPR Music's Bob Boilen to consider his favorite love songs, including Springsteen, Dylan and Sonic Youth.

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Esmé Patterson: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, February 10, 2017

Esmé Patterson has dropped the banjos and folk from her previous project Paper Bird, and in their place are electric guitars and a backing band worth getting behind.

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Lowland Hum Explains Its New Album, 'Thin,' Track By Track

Friday, February 10, 2017

Lauren and Daniel Goans, together the band Lowland Hum, explore the inspirations and experiments that make up their newest record, 'Thin.'

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First Watch: Aldous Harding's Elegant Video For The Haunting 'Horizon'

Friday, February 10, 2017

'No one wants to see an old woman do improvised stick work darling,' Harding's mother, her co-star, told her. She was wrong.

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