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Patrick Watson performs 'Hearts' live on KCRW.
June 16, 2015 Watch the Montreal singer bring the lush, layered, atmospheric "Hearts" to Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Patrick Watson's new album, Love Songs For Robots, comes out May 12.
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May 3, 2015 The Montreal singer-songwriter's brain seems to overflow with wise and exacting ways to reflect on the way hearts work.
Top row, left to right: Sóley, Patrick Watson; Middle row: Metz, Summer Cannibals; bottom: Lord Huron
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February 24, 2015 Another batch of tender, heartbreaking, expansive, raw, unrelenting, labyrinthine new songs on this episode of All Songs Considered.
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Cat Power (Chan Marshall) put out the best record of her career in 2012, with the triumphant Sun.
December 12, 2012 For one listener, it was a good year for albums that were big and loud, but a few quieter, introspective picks snuck onto Robin Hilton's list as well.
Patrick Watson performs live in concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.
November 16, 2012 Patrick Watson put out one of 2012's most magical records. On Sept. 5, the singer and pianist took his sprawling group of touring musicians to Washington, D.C., for an emotional live set.
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Patrick Watson (right).
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October 11, 2012 Watson makes music the way some directors make film: in three dimensions and with lots of emotion.
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June 25, 2012 The NPR Music team presents its 25 favorite albums from the first half of 2012. Highlights include records by rockers Jack White and Sharon Van Etten, pianists Jeremy Denk and Vijay Iyer and debuts from Alabama Shakes and Exitmusic.
Clockwise from upper left: Kishi Bashi, Simone White, Bobby Womack, Aleksa Palladino of Exitmusic, Sinead O'Connor.
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June 12, 2012 This week on All Songs Considered, Bob and Robin are joined by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson and Ann Powers to discuss their favorite surprises, artists, albums and songs from the first half of 2012.
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May 31, 2012 With a gifted backing band on hand to help flesh out three songs from Adventures in Your Own Backyard, Watson conducts a swirl of interlocking loveliness that still finds room for surprises, from a singing saw to a microphone that makes his voice sound as if it's bouncing off some faraway satellite.
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Patrick Watson's new album, Adventures in Your Own Backyard, comes out May 1.
April 22, 2012 Recorded mostly in Watson's Montreal apartment, Adventures in Your Own Backyard is appropriately named. The relaxed nature of a home recording lets the players dig deep into these songs' twists and turns. If you could wear out an MP3, Bob Boilen's copy of this record would already have scratches.
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