On this week's All Songs Considered, a musical sampler of styles from around the world.
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If the experimental, idiosyncratic filmmaker Jim Jarmusch formed a band, what kind of music would it play? On this week's show you can hear the answer with a new song and EP from the group Jarmusch calls SQÜRL. Plus some remarkable new electronic music from Baths, Sam Phillips and more.
Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share their favorite new music of the week and things get big, fast, with an epic, gloriously exuberant cut from The Polyphonic Spree. Plus the experimental folk-rock group Akron Family, Sweden's Goat, electronic music genius Jon Hopkins and more.
Using the power of technology, All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton chat about this week's mix of new music from studios in completely different cities. Imagine! Hear previews of new albums from The National and Tricky, plus Iggy & The Stooges, riff-rock revivalists The Black Angels and more.
On this edition of All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton settle into the new NPR Music offices, fumble around in the studio and eventually figure things out well enough to share some great new music: A collaboration between Kimya Dawson and Aesop Rock, Laura Marling and more.
When it came time to pack up our things and head to the new NPR headquarters, we asked you to help us reflect on the move with your picks for the best songs about dealing with change. On this week's All Songs Considered we share some of our favorites.
This week, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton sit down with Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne to discuss his musical influences, the creative process, his career that spans thirty years, and the band's amazing new album The Terror.
On this edition of All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share their favorite new tracks from The 1975, Charles Bradley, Olaf Arnalds, the Jose Gonzales side project Junip, and more.
On this edition of All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share some final discoveries from this year's South by Southwest music festival, including the British noise-rock group Savages and the Swiss-German pop duo Boy.
This week, All Songs Considered goes electronic. Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by Sami Yenigun and Otis Hart, who bring us new cuts from DJ Koze, Julio Bashmore, Joker, Kyle Hall and more.
On their last day in Austin, Texas, our team reminisces about the experiences that made their lack of sleep and tired feet all worth it.
On Friday in Austin, Texas, things get a little punchy, which doesn't stop our team from experiencing moments of sincere and genuine bliss.
Sometimes SXSW is about tough decisions, like missing potential favorites while waiting — or walking — to see a band you know you love. But on the third day in Austin, there were as many happy accidents as missed opportunities.
The best performances from the second day of the festival in Austin — which included NPR Music's showcase at Stubb's — were by musicians who knew how to take control of a crowd.
On their first day at the SXSW music festival in Austin, the All Songs Considered gang counted the number of beards on stage and saw chef-turned-rapper Action Bronson perform with a fan on his shoulders.