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Concerts

Blind Pilot performs at the 2012 Newport Folk Festival.

July 30, 2012 The band has learned to give its catchy, charmingly delicate folk-pop a bit of a propulsive kick.

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March 19, 2009 The Portland band's folk-pop songs are both sturdy and sweet, replete with charming harmonies.

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Studio Sessions

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December 8, 2011 The Portland folk-rock band beefs up its lineup and fleshes out its sound on We Are the Tide.

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April 7, 2009 Blind Pilot conducted its first tour on a pair of bicycles, riding from Vancouver to San Francisco.

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Interviews & Profiles

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April 7, 2009 Blind Pilot conducted its first tour on a pair of bicycles, riding from Vancouver to San Francisco.

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Discover Songs

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April 13, 2009 The Portland duo biked its way down the West Coast, recording a bright folk-pop album along the way.

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January 1, 2009 While bigger bands attracted more attention, smaller acts made the year's most memorable music.

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December 23, 2008 Here are the 10 albums that Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson treasured the most this year.

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December 8, 2008 Hear a far-reaching roundtable discussion of the year's best albums and biggest surprises.

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December 8, 2008 The full-length effort from Fleet Foxes sits atop KEXP's list of the Top 11 musical introductions.

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September 17, 2008 In "One Red Thread," Blind Pilot seeks restoration from a love that almost feels divine.

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July 3, 2008 The Portland, Ore. band's eco-friendly bike touring is matched by its minimalist folk sound.

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Reviews

In "We Are the Tide," Blind Pilot's sweet folk-pop gets a welcome jolt of propulsive percussion.

September 15, 2011 In "We Are the Tide," Blind Pilot's sweet folk-pop gets a welcome jolt of propulsive percussion.

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December 23, 2008 Here are the 10 albums that Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson treasured the most this year.

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December 8, 2008 Hear a far-reaching roundtable discussion of the year's best albums and biggest surprises.

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September 17, 2008 In "One Red Thread," Blind Pilot seeks restoration from a love that almost feels divine.

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July 3, 2008 The Portland, Ore. band's eco-friendly bike touring is matched by its minimalist folk sound.

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More Stories

Wye Oak's Civilian, known now and forever as Stephen Thompson's third favorite record of 2011.

December 7, 2011 A list of albums showcasing the stormy elegance, big ideas and transporting melodies of 2011.

Blind Pilot's new album, We Are the Tide, comes out Sept. 13.

August 28, 2011 On its hooky new album, the band makes low-key pop with craftsmanship and consistency at its core.

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3 Rounds and a Sound

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  • Album: 3 Rounds and a Sound
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  • Album: Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down
  • Artist: Noah and the Whale
  • Released: 2008