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August 11, 2008 Twenty-seven years ago, Brian Eno and David Byrne made a record like no other: My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. Now, nearly 30 years later, they're about to release a follow-up. We've got a sneak preview. Also on this edition of All Songs Considered: a surprising collaboration between reggae legend Lee "Scratch" Perry and Andrew W.K. Also, Van Dyke Parks and Inara George (singer for The Bird and The Bee) team up for an unusual record of baroque-styled pop songs. And we've got new music from Earlimart, The Avett Brothers, live music from She and Him and Jim James of My Morning Jacket.
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April 8, 2007 Lily Allen is Britain's most addictive pop artist with dizzying melodies and lyrics that are as comical as they are biting. Now on tour for her multi-million selling album Alright, Still, Allen performs at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. in a full concert, originally webcast live on NPR.org.
March 19, 2007 The Bird and the Bee's "I'm A Broken Heart" functions as a great big open wound of a song, a tale of heartbreak that doesn't sound at all heartbroken. Inara George's feathery voice helps render the song eerie and effective, and a miracle of restraint besides.
March 15, 2007 An indie-pop duo from Los Angeles, The Bird and the Bee combines futuristic rhythms and beats with ethereal vocals and catchy hooks. Singer Inara George (daughter of the late Little Feat frontman Lowell George) earned her own critical success with 2005's excellent All Rise.
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January 26, 2007 The Good The Bad and the Queen; Instrumental rock with Do Make Say Think; The airy duo The Bird and The Bee; Ohio's Christian rapper John Reuben; The Sigur Ros of TX: Explosions in the Sky; Sweden's one-man band Loney, Dear; The stunning voice of Tom Brosseau.
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January 25, 2007 The Bird and the Bee are yet another Los Angeles guy-gal musical duo. But this time there's a little nectar behind the buzz.
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