All Songs Considered
New Mix: The Velvet Underground, Belle & Sebastian,...10/28/14
On this week's All Songs Considered, Robin Hilton shares the first single from Belle & Sebastian's upcoming album, Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance, out Jan. 20. If they're looking for it, "The Party Line" would give those girls what they want — it's...
New Mix: Sleater-Kinney, The Flaming Lips, Elle Varner, More
The band Sleater-Kinney (Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, Janet Weiss) is back together, and we're all pretty excited at All Songs Considered! After an eight-year hiatus, and nearly ten years since releasing their last album, Carrie and company have...
New Mix: R?yksopp, Hozier, Deerhoof, More
Host Bob Boilen kicks off this week's show with a buzzing song from Toronto-based The Rural Alberta Advantage's new album, Mended With Gold. Inspired by the track's killer percussion, Robin Hilton shares the neurotic, upbeat "Paradise Girls" from...
This Guy Probably Recorded A Song You Love
This is simply one of our favorite conversations we've ever had on All Songs Considered. Maybe you know John Congleton, maybe you don't. But chances are his production credit is on a record you love. It might be the newest Angel Olsen record or the...
New Mix: Thom Yorke, Robert Plant, Aphex Twin, Trent Reznor, More
This week's All Songs Considered kicks off with a pair of anniversaries. This year marks the 30th anniversary of classic mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap, which inspires Robin Hilton to reminisce about rock concerts gone comically wrong, and then to...
For The Love Of Ricky Martin: In Praise Of Latin Pop
Vocal coach Ximena Mor (ofThe Voice Mexico) joins Alt.Latino's Jasmine Garsd to discuss why Latin pop stars don't always get the credit they deserve.
New Mix: Damien Rice, Leonard Cohen, Caroline Rose, Afternoons, More
Do you find yourself saying "no" more often than not? Robin Hilton does, which is why he kicks off this week's All Songs Considered with L.A.-based Afternoons' joyful sing-along, "Say Yes."Next, Bob Boilen recaps his recent trip to the Americana Music...
New Mix: Radiohead's Philip Selway, Daniel Lanois, Bedhead, More
On this week's All Songs Considered, Robin Hilton kicks off the show by meditating on the perils of old age, and insisting that he still wants to be Daniel Lanois when he grows up. Cue "Opera," a powerful cut from Lanois' upcoming solo album, Flesh...
New Mix: Karen O Goes Solo, Lowell, Meatbodies, Bellows, More
On this week's show we share music from the intimate and raw new solo album by Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O, warped garage rock from Meatbodies and several new discoveries, including two music collectives, one from Sweden and the other from...
New Mix: The Smashing Pumpkins, Tennis, Ex Hex, Gemma Ray, More
We kick off this week's show with a moody rock romp from Ex Hex, a group based out of Washington, D.C., featuring Mary Timony (Helium, Wild Flag), Laura Harris and Betsy Wright. We follow with the mysterious voice of Gemma Ray, a deluxe reissue of a...
New Mix: Weezer, Lucinda Williams, Sufjan Stevens, More
On this week's All Songs Considered, Robin Hilton returns from vacation with "Back To The Shack," the fantastically hard-rocking first single from Weezer's upcoming Everything Will Be Alright In The End. Bob Boilen follows with Sufjan Stevens' take on...
Guest DJ Ty Segall
On this week's episode of All Songs Considered, prolific fuzz-rock mastermind Ty Segall joins host Robin Hilton to share some of the music that shaped his new album Manipulator and a behind-the-scenes look into his recording process.
Guest DJ: Smokey Robinson
On this episode of All Songs Considered, legendary R&B singer Smokey Robinson joins host Bob Boilen to share some of the songs and events that shaped his career as well as songs from his new duets album, Smokey & Friends.Smokey remembers a series of...
New Mix: Foxygen, Lily & Madeleine, Fat White Family and more
On this week's All Songs Considered, Bob is joined by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson, who kicks off the show with a premiere from the folk pop sibling duo Lily & Madeleine. "The Wolf Is Free" highlights the sisters' subtle harmonies.Bob follows that up...
Berklee Gospel And Roots Choir In Concert: Newport Folk 2014
Hear the Berklee Gospel & Roots Choir perform Negro spirituals and contemporary gospel as part of the 2014 Newport Folk Festival, recorded live on Sunday, July 27 in Newport, R.I.
Nickel Creek In Concert: Newport Folk 2014
Hear Nickel Creek perform as part of the 2014 Newport Folk Festival, recorded live on Saturday, July 26 in Newport, R.I
Jeff Tweedy In Concert: Newport Folk 2014
Backed by his touring band and vocalists Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig, Jeff Tweedy surveyed his career onstage as part of the 2014 Newport Folk Festival, recorded live on Sunday, July 27 in Newport, R.I.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Join Fences, Zola Jesus, Sun Kil Moon, Frazey...
Just off the train from the Newport Folk Festival, Bob Boilen jumps at the chance to share a song by The Oh Hellos, his favorite discovery of the weekend. On "The Valley," the Texas band thunders and strums its way to a glorious sing-along chorus....
The Rentals, Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto, More
Note: This version of the podcast corrects a mistake we made with The Rentals song. The correct song is "1000 Seasons."We kick off this week's episode of All Songs Considered with the sludgy, shoegaze-y sounds of Whirr, a band started by Nick Bassett,...
New Mix: Robert Plant, Jeff Tweedy, Sarah Jaffe, Sinkane, The Bug, More
On this week's All Songs Considered, Bob kicks off the show with The Juan MacLean's "A Place Called Space," an ecstatic dance-rock number from the group's upcoming album In A Dream. Seeking to find a subdued yin to Bob's euphoric yang, Robin premieres...
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