Bob Boilen

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alt-J's 'Relaxer,' Track By Track

Friday, June 02, 2017

alt-J's new album, Relaxer, is thick with literary allusions and steeped in folk traditions. To get deeper into these inspirations and influences, the trio walks us through the album, song by song.

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Goodbye From The Tiny Desk Contest (For Now)

Thursday, June 01, 2017

It's been an amazing ride. And now it's time to say goodbye until next time.

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First Listen: ALA.NI, 'You & I'

Thursday, June 01, 2017

The Paris-based singer channels Billie Holiday and Judy Garland on an album that defies categorization.

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New Mix: Jeff Tweedy, Kevin Morby, Big Thief, Mitski And More

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

On this week's essential new releases Mitski covers One Direction, Kevin Morby pays homage to The Ramones, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy goes solo acoustic, and much more.

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Why Remix 'Sgt. Pepper's'? Giles Martin, The Man Behind The Project, Explains

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Why would anyone remix one of the most important and influential albums of all time? Giles Martin explains how and why he did it for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

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Pokey LaFarge's 'Must Be A Reason' Explores Identity And Love — And St. Louis

Monday, May 22, 2017

A new video from Pokey LaFarge, shot in his adopted home of St. Louis, mines the city's unique landscape to illustrate a song about seeking out who you really are.

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The Beatles' First Take Of 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds'

Thursday, May 18, 2017

On the cusp of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band's 50th birthday, hear the first take The Beatles recorded of a legendary song.

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New Mix: Harry Styles, The National, Fleet Foxes And More

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

It's true: Harry Styles of One Direction has released a fantastic, solo rock album inspired by The Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd. That, the return of Fleet Foxes and more in this week's show.

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Tim Darcy: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, May 15, 2017

Tim Darcy of Montreal band Ought brings his mysterious solo work, from the album Saturday Night, to the Tiny Desk. The record he says, was his chance to "get back to my roots, in my own voice."

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A Mother's Day Mix: Songs That Remind You Of Mom

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

This week we share the incredible stories listeners shared about the songs that remind them of their mothers, from Ella Fitzgerald to Shania Twain and The Mamas & The Papas.

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Aimee Mann: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, May 08, 2017

"This song is called 'You Never Loved Me' — it's another cheery, optimistic number," says Aimee Mann, introducing the second of four songs in this Tiny Desk Concert.

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Olivia Chaney And The Decemberists; British Folk Honored And Reimagined

Friday, May 05, 2017

A conversation with music from The Decemberists and British singer Olivia Chaney. Their new project, Offa Rex both honors and rocks the British folk music tradition.

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Peter Silberman: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, May 05, 2017

A strange condition hushed the life of Peter Silberman, resulting in what may be the quietest Tiny Desk Concert ever.

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Christopher Paul Stelling Explains His New Album 'Itinerant Arias,' Track By Track

Friday, May 05, 2017

Christopher Paul Stelling, a singer and songwriter with a fingerpicked sound and a poetic sensibility all his own, runs through the inspirations of his new record, song by song.

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Bob Boilen's Concert Recommendations: Arto Lindsay, Pinegrove, And Tank & The Bangas

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Bob Boilen recaps and recommends his favorite shows from a busy week of concert attendance.

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New Mix: Feist, Beth Ditto, Frankie Cosmos, Rostam, More

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music's Lars Gotrich to share the week's best new music, including another cut from Sufjan Stevens' Planetarium collaboration and Feist.

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The Brash And Calm Of Arto Lindsay

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Chad Clark , the singer of Beauty Pill, interviews Arto Lindsay, a musical hero of his and ours who recently released his first record since 2004, Cuidado Madame.

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New Mix: Shakey Graves, The War On Drugs, The Mountain Goats, More

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Special guests from the NPR Music team join All Songs Considered this week to share some of their favorite releases from April.

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alt-J: Tiny Desk Concert

Monday, April 24, 2017

I have a self-imposed rule for Tiny Desk Concerts: No artist can visit twice unless there's something wholly different about what they're doing. alt-J was happy to oblige.

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Bob Boilen's Top Concerts This Week: John Paul White, Kate Tempest And More

Thursday, April 20, 2017

From Nelsonville, Ohio to the London poetry of Kate Tempest (in Washington, D.C.), it was a week of deep conversations, larks and formative fun.

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