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October 5, 2009 The Decemberists, Sufjan Stevens, Laura Veirs and Bill Frisell have one thing in common: When they wanted their music to sound amazing, they called on Tucker Martine for help. Martine is a composer, a musician and one of the most sought-after producers in the business, known for a mixture of imagination and soul. On this edition of All Songs Considered, Martine shares music from some of his favorite artists — including a sneak preview of Veirs' new album, which comes out in January.
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August 5, 2008 The history of road trip mixtapes is cluttered with tense and muscular songs that act as aural caffeine, especially at night. But nighttime offers its own set of stimuli if we're paying attention. Here are five songs to accompany the throbbing glow of lights in a distant town and tiny futures coming into focus.
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