Dublin native Conor O'Brien writes and records under the name Villagers. Richard Gilligan hide caption

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All Songs Considered

Second Stage:  The Spend

The Spend's music is largely acoustic, introspective and intimate, wistfully exploring common themes like lost love, dysfunctional families, growing old and death.

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Live in Concert

Hot Chip And The xx In Concert

Wildly infectious dance beats meet dark, hypnotic rock when Hot Chip and The xx took the stage for a night of live music, webcast on NPR Music Saturday.

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