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Andrew Bird, Ty Segall, Pantha Du Prince, Casket Girls And More

Clockwise from upper left: Pantha Du Prince, Holly Herndon, Andrew Bird, Ty Segall, Casket Girls

hide captionClockwise from upper left: Pantha Du Prince, Holly Herndon, Andrew Bird, Ty Segall, Casket Girls

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Host Bob Boilen has been on the road having way too much fun. (CMJ Music Marathon, Moogfest, Peter Gabriel). This week, Bob's finally back in the office, and he and co-host Robin Hilton share some of their favorite records and songs of the week, including beautiful new music from Andrew Bird, a stunning music app and album from Brian Eno, a blistering rock gem from Ty Segall and more. Bob also shares tips from a new book, Supernatural Strategies For Making A Rock 'n' Roll Group, by Ian F. Svenonius, the lead singer of bands The Make-Up and Chain and the Gang. For example, "If one makes a rock 'n' roll group, one must eventually make some music. But before that, one must make a photograph of the group."

Later in the show they're joined by NPR Music producer Lars Gotrich, who shares a mind-blowing electronica cut from Holly Herndon.

Songs Featured On This Episode

Cover for Twins

Ty Segall

  • Album: Twins
  • Song: Thank God For Sinners
Cover for Hands of Glory

Andrew Bird

  • Album: Hands of Glory
  • Song: When That Helicopter Comes
Cover for Sleepwalking

Casket Girls

  • Album: Sleepwalking
  • Song: Walking On A Wire

Purchase Featured Music

  • "Walking On A Wire"
  • Album: Sleepwalking
  • Artist: Casket Girls
Cover for Lux

Brian Eno

  • Album: Lux
  • Song: Lux 1

Note: This is an excerpt from the album.


Purchase Featured Music

  • "Lux 1"
  • Album: Lux
  • Artist: Brian Eno
  • Label: Warp Records
  • Released: 2012
Cover for Elements Of Light

Pantha du Prince

  • Album: Elements Of Light
  • Song: Photon
Cover for Devil Kid Demos


  • Album: Devil Kid Demos
  • Song: Lady of the Ark

For more on this record, visit the artist's website.

Cover for Movement

Holly Herndon

  • Album: Movement
  • Song: Fade

You can hear this full album in our First Listen series.


Purchase Featured Music

  • "Fade"
  • Album: Movement
  • Artist: Holly Herndon
  • Label: RVNG Intl.
  • Released: 2012



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