Bob Boilen

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Harmonies To Fall For: All Our Exes Live In Texas

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

These four fabulous singers are from Australia, contrary to their name — All Our Exes Live In Texas. It's a wink at a George Strait song, but this is a band with their own country flair.

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Jens Lekman Wants To Sing You A Strange Story

Monday, February 06, 2017

We premiere a very cheery-sounding piece of music from Swedish songwriter and singer Jens Lekman, though the story behind it is decidedly dark at the same time.

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On Horses And Beatles: A Conversation With Real Estate's Martin Courtney

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

"I feel like this is my lane, guitar-based pop music." Martin Courtney and his band Real Estate's fourth album In Mind, takes cues from one of the great albums of all time, The Beatles Abbey Road.

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New Mix: Missy Elliott, Sampha, Mount Eerie, Young Fathers, More

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

This episode of All Songs Considered covers the very ends of spectrum, from carefree celebration to soul-baring sadness. Hear new tracks by Missy Elliott, Mount Eerie, Young Fathers, and more.

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Bob Dylan's New Triple Album Reimagines The Classics

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Bob Dylan continues his love for the Great American Songbook with a new album of classic songs called Triplicate. Listen to him singing "I Could Have Told You," first recorded by Sinatra in 1954.

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First Watch: Lisa Hannigan Adrift In 'Undertow'

Monday, January 30, 2017

Watching Lisa Hannigan's new video for "Undertow," we see the singer underwater, a sense of falling and floating captured beautifully.

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There's Still Time To Enter The Tiny Desk Contest!

Friday, January 27, 2017

It won't take long to make a simple video and send it to the Tiny Desk Contest. Enter by Sunday, Jan. 29 at 11:59 p.m. ET to win a Tiny Desk concert and a U.S. tour.

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While My Guitar Gently Sings: A Conversation With Delicate Steve

Thursday, January 26, 2017

All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with guitarist Delicate Steve about his new instrumental album, why he doesn't need a singer and the uncertain future of guitar music.

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What Are You Gonna Do Between The Songs?

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

In the new video for Split Single's "Untry Love," singer Jason Narducy tries out a plethora of tricks for entertaining the audience in those moments when he's not actually playing music.

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How Do You Make Love Stay? The Modern Savage Wants To Know

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Singer Jenni May Toro had that question on her mind while going through a divorce. The answers she got when she asked her community, as shown in this video for "Pull Me," may surprise you.

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New Mix: Angel Olsen, Father John Misty, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, More

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

On this week's All Songs Considered: Musicians face personal challenges, political uncertainty, the state of humanity — and rally.

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Ásgeir Announces New Album, Shares 'Unbound'

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Ásgeir's first album is owned by one in every 10 people in Iceland and became a huge hit worldwide. Hear the first song from his follow-up, which has an intriguing electronic sound.

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Wire Set To Release New Album; Hear 'Short Elevated Period'

Monday, January 23, 2017

The British band, which has made evolution and sonic adventurousness a part of its trademark since its iconic debut in 1977, will release its 15th album, Silver/Lead, on March 31.

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The Kinks' Ray Davies Teams Up With The Jayhawks On 'Poetry'

Monday, January 23, 2017

We have new music from The Kinks' Ray Davies. This British songwriter's fascination with U.S. culture culminates in a new album with The Jayhawks called Americana.

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New Mix: Run The Jewels, Brian Eno, Timber Timbre, More

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Our first new mix of 2017 features songs that are both big and hopeful, and crushingly sad, from the politically charged music of Run The Jewels and Timber Timbre to the joyful bliss of Lowland Hum.

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How Sheep Teach Us To Hate Gun Violence

Friday, January 13, 2017

What begins as a bedtime story becomes a tale of what's wrong with a culture of violence. Watch as slam poet and hip-hop artist Watsky tackles a powerful issue in "Stick To Your Guns."

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You Can Now Enter The 2017 Tiny Desk Contest

Friday, January 13, 2017

Enter by Jan. 29 for a chance to play your very own Tiny Desk concert at NPR in Washington, D.C.

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A New Song By The Wild Reeds Honors The Group's Magnificent Voices

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Wild Reeds honor the "holy experience of creativity" with a new song and a new album. Hear why more than 500,000 fans have watched the band's Tiny Desk Concert.

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Our Top Discoveries From globalFEST 2017

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Every January, we hear some of the world's tastiest acts at a one-night showcase in Manhattan. From Korean folk songs spun into glam-rock glitter to blazing Cuban brass, this year was no exception.

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Donny McCaslin: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, January 09, 2017

Hear McCaslin, the saxophonist and bandleader whose group backed David Bowie on Blackstar, near the anniversary of that album's release. Selections include an instrumental take on Bowie's "Lazarus."

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