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John Vanderslice artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

Vanderslice 4:3

October 4, 2009 Vanderslice shares acoustic versions of songs from his most recent album, Romanian Names.

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September 22, 2007 Hear experimental pop singer John Vanderslice and Brooklyn pop band Bishop Allen in concert.

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Studio Sessions

Vanderslice 4:3

October 4, 2009 Vanderslice shares acoustic versions of songs from his most recent album, Romanian Names.

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October 18, 2007 Hear an interview and in-studio performance by the singer, songwriter and producer.

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September 17, 2007 The singer-songwriter gives Emerald City a powerful sound to match his thoughtful lyrics.

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Interviews & Profiles

Dagger Beach, John Vanderslice's new album, is out this week.

June 14, 2013 Isolation led the avant-indie rock veteran to new songs and an album made outside the label system.

Discover Songs

John Vanderslice's "The Piano Lesson" is imbued with a   playfully cinematic quality, without becoming overly precious or   saccharine.

January 24, 2011 "The Piano Lesson" is imbued with a cinematic quality, without becoming precious or saccharine.

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artists on the show

November 16, 2010 This week All Songs Considered features some surprising and unreleased new music.

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July 11, 2009 Song of the Day's editor talks about recent selections by Edward Sharpe, Kurt Elling and more.

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July 6, 2009 "Too Much Time" overflows with wickedly catchy melodies and quirky instrumentation.

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April 13, 2009 All Songs Considered's latest mix includes new music from PJ Harvey, more.

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December 3, 2007 Steve Seel, host on Minnesota Public Radio's The Current, picks his Top 10 albums of the year.

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September 17, 2007 The singer-songwriter gives Emerald City a powerful sound to match his thoughtful lyrics.

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July 26, 2007 The best yet from Austin's Okkervil River; Infectious, feel-good pop from Peel; 16th century cho...

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August 24, 2005 New music from Death Cab for Cutie; Remembering 9-11 with John Vanderslice; The madcap music of ...

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February 24, 2004 The magic hour with Wynton Marsalis; A bit of blues from The Mountain Goats; The lo-fi world of ...

Reviews

John Vanderslice's "The Piano Lesson" is imbued with a   playfully cinematic quality, without becoming overly precious or   saccharine.

January 24, 2011 "The Piano Lesson" is imbued with a cinematic quality, without becoming precious or saccharine.

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July 11, 2009 Song of the Day's editor talks about recent selections by Edward Sharpe, Kurt Elling and more.

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July 6, 2009 "Too Much Time" overflows with wickedly catchy melodies and quirky instrumentation.

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April 13, 2009 All Songs Considered's latest mix includes new music from PJ Harvey, more.

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More Stories

Clockwise from upper left: Ephel Duath, Hospitality, Toy, John Vanderslice

November 12, 2013 This week's essential mix includes metal from Italy, a new sound for the band Hospitality, and more.

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John Vanderslice

July 10, 2013 The video for John Vanderslice's "How The West Was Won" is a peek at recording an album in analog.

Clockwise from upper left: Superchunk, John Vanderslice, Lily & Madeleine, Alpine, Dirty Beaches

June 4, 2013 Before the first half of the year gets away from us, we've still got tons of new music to share.

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John Vanderslice in his Tiny Telephone studios.

April 18, 2011 See why Vanderslice calls the recording sessions for his latest album "total anarchy."

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Romanian Names

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  • Album: Romanian Names
  • Artist: John Vanderslice
  • Label: Dead Oceans
  • Released: 2009
 

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Boxer

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  • Label: Beggars Banquet
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Raising Sand

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  • Label: Rounder
  • Released: 2007
 

Emerald City

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  • Released: 2007
 

Moo, You Bloody Choir

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  • Released: 2006
 

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The Stage Names

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Marry Me

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Emerald City

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The Broken String

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Dedicated to You: Kurt Elling Sings the Music of Coltrane and Hartman

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Change Remains

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Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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