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Clockwise from top: Seryn, Sam Phillips, Adam Arcuragi, Michael Benjamin Lerner of the band Telekinesis.
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November 20, 2012 We recently asked listeners to tell us their picks for bands that should be bigger than they are, and we were surprised by how many we didn't know. On this edition of All Songs Considered we share some of the discoveries we made, along with some of our own candidates for bands that should be bigger.
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February 23, 2012 The new video for the "Death Gospel" artist's song "Oh I See" displays his band's adventures through a collection of photos and video.
Adam Arcuragi's third album, Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It..., comes out Jan. 31.
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January 22, 2012 With his fiery rock and rousing choruses, Arcuragi crafts songs of community, with music that binds. It's all so full of soul, so unadorned; it's a sound that always feels as if it's reaching toward the sky.
Clockwise from top left: Sleigh Bells, Stew, Sharon Van Etten, Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater.
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December 29, 2011 We look at some of the music coming out in the first few months of 2012 and play a dozen new songs from musicians including Sleigh Bells, Craig Finn, Shearwater and Sharon Van Etten.
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January 10, 2010 When Arcuragi came to the NPR Music offices to play a Tiny Desk Concert, many of us hadn't heard his music. After hearing him play three songs, many walked away dazzled by his voice. Arcuragi's voice is powerful, but without unnecessary melodrama.
October 21, 2009 "Bottom of the River" has already become one of Arcuragi's most beloved live songs, and it's easy to hear why. An ode to embracing your misfortune and letting it wash over you, the track finds Arcuragi deciding to plop himself down atop the rocks of a running stream and commiserate with the fishes.
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February 22, 2006 Pink Floyd's David Gilmour; A groundbreaking reissue: Byrne and Eno; Electronica out of Africa: Congotronics; Rare '60s soul music: Eccentric Soul; Singer and slide guitarist Ben Harper and more.
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