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The Books artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

The Books perform at the 2010 ATP Music Festival.

September 10, 2010 The duo manipulates found sound to create something between songs and memories, live at ATP.

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Discover Songs

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July 20, 2010 On the new episode of All Songs Considered, hear Icelandic folk, piano jazz, epic rock and more.

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July 11, 2010 Hear the duo's imaginative and experimental new album in its entirety.

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June 14, 2010 From the outset of "Beautiful People," Books vocalist Nick Zammuto conjures a hymn-like mood.

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News

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September 10, 2010 How living in remote locations far from a scene helps The Books make singular music.

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September 4, 2010 The band has carved out not only its own sound but also a particular way of creating music.

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July 20, 2010 We call five record stores to see what new releases are in the building.

Reviews

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July 20, 2010 On the new episode of All Songs Considered, hear Icelandic folk, piano jazz, epic rock and more.

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The Books; credit: Runar

June 14, 2010 From the outset of "Beautiful People," Books vocalist Nick Zammuto conjures a hymn-like mood.

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Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

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Wye Oak

Exclusive performances from the pop duo from Baltimore.

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M.I.A.

Music and news from the Sri Lanka-born hip-hop artist and producer.

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  • Album: Way Out
  • Artist: The Books
  • Label: Temporary Residence
  • Released: 2010