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July 11, 2009 NPR Music's Song of the Day features a new track every weekday, with analysis of the music, links to each artist's Web sites and, of course, a chance to hear the song itself. Here, Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson talks about recent selections by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Kurt Elling and more.
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July 9, 2009 It's easy for an established indie-rock band to get comfortable, but The Starlight Mints' members aren't content with just their durable and consistent hooks. "Paralyzed" finds the Oklahoma-based indie-rock band reveling in the mystery of its own words and sounds.
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June 1, 2009 Are you a lyrics person? Do the words matter so much that, if they aren't any good, you'll put down a CD after one listen? Bob Boilen certainly is, and does. The new Regina Spektor CD, Far, is full of beautiful and intriguing words. Also on this episode of All Songs Considered: Wilco returns with a stronger effort; a concept record from Loxsly; Years, an ambient guitar experiment from a Do Make Say Think member; the dreamy pop of Starlight Mints; violinist and singer-songwriter Christina Courtin; and a highlight from the Dark Was the Night concert.
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April 6, 2006 Former Smiths singer Morrissey; Nick Drake-inspired folk from Josh Ritter; Former Kinks guitarist Dave Davies; Lurking monsters in the music of Calexico; French, Swiss & Argentine Gotan Project; Oklahoma art rockers The Starlight Mints.
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