October 30, 2012 We get a lot of mail and figured we should spend some time periodically sharing and answering some of if here. Today's question is one we get a lot: "How do you pick what gets featured on All Songs Considered?"
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Five Eight giving yet another one of its many memorable live performances.
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October 29, 2012 These aren't sad cases of completely unknown bands. They may even have the respect of critics and a decent fan base. But for whatever reason haven't made it to the majors. Weigh-in on the latest nerd debate at our office.
October 29, 2012 The Swedish singer's latest album, Pale Fire, is a weighty collection of moody meditations on politics, foreign affairs and other deep thoughts. Hear the latest single from the record, which is due out Nov. 16.
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Thao Nguyen of Thao And The Get Down Stay Down.
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October 25, 2012 The insanely infectious, utterly charming Thao And The Get Down Stay Down is giving fans a taste of the band's forthcoming album with a new cut released today on the band's website. The song, "Holy Roller," is from We the Common, due out Feb. 5.
October 24, 2012 Former Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle and Sea of Bees singer-songwriter Julie Ann Bee fell for each other's work and decided to put out a single together. The special 7" will drop on Black Friday (a.k.a. Record Store Day) in November.
October 19, 2012 This week's drum-fill quiz was selected by Murph, longtime drummer for the band Dinosaur Jr.
Jason Lytle's new album, Dept. of Disappearance, comes out Oct. 16.
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October 7, 2012 The former Grandaddy singer's songs are as sweetly sad as they are comical, and as intimate as they are epic. Lytle simply tells stories — mostly fictional tales that offer listeners little moments of fantastical escape or quiet reflection.
October 3, 2012 If it were the late 1960s, Lawrence Arabia might be one of the biggest bands in the world.
Philip Glass (left) and Beck.
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October 2, 2012 The 20-minute track, from an upcoming collection of remixed Philip Glass tunes, celebrates the avant-garde composer's 75th birthday.
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Tobacco (a.k.a. Tom Fec), frontman for Black Moth Super Rainbow, wants to show you something in the trunk.
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October 1, 2012 Hear a gritty new cut from the unpredictable synth-psych-rock group's upcoming album, Cobra Juicy.
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Yes or no?
September 20, 2012 We wrap up our summer-long series to find the top ten albums everyone can love.
September 20, 2012 Falconberry's songs are like magical but strange little fairy tales. They shimmer and creep.
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September 12, 2012 Is it possible to make a top ten list of albums everyone can agree on? Probably not. But with your help, we're going to try!
September 11, 2012 Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo, the Danish musicians behind The Raveonettes, are back with another shimmering noise-pop album, Observator. See their latest video from the record.
September 10, 2012 For his latest video, the lo-fi garage-rock musician re-creates the psychedelic effects seen in vintage VHS tapes.
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