The Frames, Kronos Quartet, Patti Smith : All Songs Considered Barbershop like you've never heard before: The Gas House Gang; music on a leaf from The Kronos Quartet; another great unknown: Dromedary; a dreamy instrumental from The Frames and more.
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The Frames, Kronos Quartet, Patti Smith

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The Frames, Kronos Quartet, Patti Smith

The Frames, Kronos Quartet, Patti Smith

The Frames, Kronos Quartet, Patti Smith

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Barbershop like you've never heard before: The Gas House Gang; music on a leaf from The Kronos Quartet; another great unknown: Dromedary; a dreamy instrumental from The Frames; a perfect afternoon with Josh Ritter; looking back at the remarkable Patti Smith; a puzzling tune from Cornershop.

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The Frames, Kronos Quartet, Patti Smith

Our Rough and Tumble Best

The William Tell Overture

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The William Tell Overture

  • from Our Rough and Tumble Best
  • by The Gas House Gang

Barbershop quartets usually bring to mind groups of white men in candy-striped suits. But the music has its roots in African American culture.

Nuevo

Perfidia

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Perfidia

  • from Nuevo
  • by Kronos Quartet

The Kronos Quartet has built its reputation on breaking the boundaries of the classical establishment. Here they feature a melody played on an ivy leaf.

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Artifact

Fado Tríado, Pt. 1: Introduction

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Fado Tríado

  • from Artifact
  • by Dromedary

Dromedary sound out of place in the alternative rock scene of their hometown, Athens, Ga. Their sound is an acoustic journey across Appalachia, East Africa and Central Europe.

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For the Birds

In the Deep Shade

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In the Deep Shade

  • from For the Birds
  • by The Frames

After more than a decade of trying, the Frames finally get a hit with their fourth CD, For the Birds.

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The Golden Age of Radio

Me & Jiggs

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Me & Jiggs

  • from Golden Age of Radio [Bonus Tracks]
  • by Josh Ritter

Josh Ritter's sound is part Nick Drake, part Johnny Cash. Just 24 years old, Ritter is drawing critical praise for his smart and sensitive story-songs.

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Land

Free Money

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Free Money

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  • by Patti Smith

In 1979, Patti Smith waved goodbye to rock and roll, only occasionally appearing on a handful of albums since. Now she's back with a retrospective of her work called, Land.

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Handcream for a Generation

Staging the Plaguing of the Raised Platform

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Staging the Plaguing of the Raised Platform

  • from Handcream for a Generation
  • by Cornershop

This is Cornershop's first CD in nearly five years. It's been well worth the wait.

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