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After more than 20 years of hosting All Songs Considered — and bringing hundreds of artists to the Tiny Desk - Bob Boilen is retiring. Meg Vogel/NPR hide caption

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Bob Boilen's farewell show: Songs that say 'goodbye'

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Tuesday

Top row, left to right: Daneshevskaya, Marina Herlop, Sufjan Stevens; Bottom row, left to right: Olivia Rodrigo, Katy Kirby, Katie Von Schleicher Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Olivia Rodrigo, Sufjan Stevens, Katie Von Schleicher, more

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Tuesday

On this episode of All Songs Considered, we hear new music from (top left, clockwise) Matana Roberts, Slant, Svitlana Niano, MxPx, Liam Grant and Daniel Bachman. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Tuesday

Left: Mitski; Top middle: Sally Anne Morgan; Top right: Irreversible Entanglements; Bottom right: Activity Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Mitski, Irreversible Entanglements, Sally Anne Morgan, more

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Thursday

Tuesday

Top row, left to right: Big Thief, SPELLLING; Bottom row, left to right: Josaleigh Pollett, Squirrel Flower, Mary Jane Dunphe Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Big Thief, Squirrel Flower, more

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Tuesday

Top row, left to right: Yard Act, Grandaddy, Lowland Hum; Bottom row, left to right: Courtney Barnett, Liza Anne, Raia Was Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Courtney Barnett, Grandaddy, Lowland Hum, more

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Tuesday

Top row, left to right: Margaret Glaspy, Hania Rani, Margo Price; Bottom row, left to right: Laufey, David Byrne of Talking Heads, Palehound Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Margo Price, Palehound, Talking Heads (Live), more

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Tuesday

Clockwise from upper left: Hannah Jagadu, Blondshell, Madison McFerrin, Nat Myers, Abraham Alexander, Peter One. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Favorite New Artists Of 2023 (So Far)

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Tuesday

Top row, left to right: L'Rain, Silvana Estrada, Luluc; Bottom row left to right: FIZZ, Glasser Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: FIZZ, Luluc, Silvana Estrada, more

Have you heard dodie's new band? Looking for some ethereal sonic adventures? On this week's All Songs Considered, NPR Music's Hazel Cills along with Marissa Lorusso (hopefully) turn you on to something new, beginning with FIZZ, the new crazy fun band from dodie.

New Mix: FIZZ, Luluc, Silvana Estrada, more

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Thursday

Sigur Rós Tim Dunk/courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tuesday

Top row, left to right: Buck Meek, Annie Bartholomew, Bob Dylan; Bottom row, left to right: Darlingside, Sparks Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Bob Dylan, Sparks, Darlingside, Annie Bartholomew, more

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Tuesday

Left: Fatoumata Diawara; Top middle: Laure Boer; Top right: SOLE; Bottom middle: High Rise; Bottom right: Anjimile Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Viking's Choice: Anjimile, High Rise, Fatoumata Diawara, more

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Tuesday

Tuesday

Top row, left to right: yeule, Little Moon, ANOHNI; Bottom row, left to right: Cola, Chris Farren Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Tiny Desk Contest winner Little Moon, ANOHNI, yeule and more

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Tuesday

Top row, left to right: Youth Lagoon, African Head Charge, Fred again..; Bottom row, left to right: This Is The Kit, dodie performing at the Tiny Desk Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Fred again.. and Brian Eno, Youth Lagoon, dodie, more

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Tuesday

Top row, left to right: PJ Harvey, Rufus Wainwright, Wila Frank; bottom row, left to right: Hand Habits, Rhiannon Giddens Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Rufus Wainwright, PJ Harvey, Rhiannon Giddens, more

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Tuesday

Top row, left to right: Hayden Pedigo, The Aaltos, Bodywash; bottom row, left to right: Balmorhea, Julie Christmas Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Balmorhea, Hayden Pedigo, Julie Christmas, more

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Tuesday

Top row, left to right: Abraham Alexander, Michael Stipe, Wallice; bottom row: Cowboy Junkies Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Cowboy Junkies, Michael Stipe, Wallice, more

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Tuesday

Clockwise from top left: Laura Wolf, Indigo De Souza, Charlotte Cornfield and Speedy Ortiz. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Indigo De Souza, Speedy Ortiz, more

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