March 28, 2012 Swedish sisters whose charming, folk-infused pop music nods to late-'60s and early-'70s bands like Crosby, Stills & Nash, First Aid Kit performs three songs from The Lion's Roar.
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Bob Boilen and the curiously-spelled The Best of Marcel Marceao.
March 22, 2012 The 89th birthday of the great mime, and an old album of his greatest "performances" gets us thinking about recordings that work as jokes about their format.
Thor is a member of Shearwater and Swans. I saw him biking down the street at SXSW.
March 20, 2012 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his most memorable moments from this year's festival.
All of these people want to know ... where's Bob Boilen going to be during South by Southwest?
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March 13, 2012 Bob Boilen's advice: Plan, add whimsy, pace yourself. Most importantly, eat a big breakfast.
Lost In The Trees' new album, A Church That Fits Our Needs, comes out March 20.
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March 11, 2012 The North Carolina folk orchestra comes to terms with a personal tragedy and weaves bittersweet melody out of melancholy.
Peter Bergman of Firesign Theatre.
March 11, 2012 One of the comedy troupe's founding members died Friday of complications from leukemia. He was 72.
March 9, 2012 A singer with an alluring, gentle voice makes a transition from Moby to country on a new album, out in June. Hear the first track from the project now.
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Bruce Springsteen, Fiona Apple and The Magnetic Fields will all be part of NPR Music's 2012 SXSW coverage.
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March 1, 2012 Featuring the return of Fiona Apple, Bruce Springsteen's keynote and Magnetic Fields' SXSW debut.
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February 29, 2012 Today only, hear the premiere of "Rocky Ground," a brand new song from Bruce Springsteen's Wrecking Ball.
"All the Rowboats" will appear on Regina Spektor's upcoming album, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats.
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February 27, 2012 Spektor's first album since 2009, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats, will come out this spring.
February 27, 2012 A band of selective minimalism, Milagres gets the most of simple sounds at the NPR Music offices. The result is songs which sound big and strong — delicately built, yet sturdy enough for the emotive sounds of Kyle Wilson's voice.
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February 23, 2012 In the aftermath of a breakup, the Fleet Foxes singer has released an emotionally raw new song.
February 23, 2012 The app features recordings of Harrison talking about and playing each instrument.
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The Tesla coil turns high voltage into music.
February 18, 2012 Watch musician Max Weisel "play" a bolt of lightning on the set of Bjork's Biophilia.
Create your own playlists and save them for offline listening with the new NPR Music iPad app.
February 15, 2012 The new app lets users stream albums, create playlists, watch concerts and read original reporting and commentary. To celebrate, NPR Music will present live streaming audio and video of an exclusive in-app concert with The Shins.
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