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April 27, 2009 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen returns from a two-week break with new musical discoveries. Hear the cinematic songs of Patrick Watson, an artist who mashes together everything from bicycle sounds to cartoon samples. Also on the program: The gorgeous, contemplative songs of Christopher Tignor, MGMT's musical soulmate Suckers, the irrepressible energy of The Akron/Family, music from a lonely Casiotone, and the London-based, sharp-witted rock group Art Brut.
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May 15, 2007 Akron/Family makes a dynamic, experimental, unpredictable indie-folk racket, with influences as disparate as classic rock, psychedelic guitar, found sound and gospel. But in "Love and Space," it puts its considerable vocal talent to work in a campfire spiritual.
August 31, 2006 Friendly fire from Sean Lennon; Fragile new folk by Bonnie Prince Billy; The return of folk icon Bert Jansch; Intense evangelical rock from Woven Hand; The late dulcimer master David Schnaufer; The intimate songs of singer Nina Nastasia; Experimental new-folk from Akron/Family.
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