Tom Verlaine spins everything from Charles Mingus to
The Day the Earth Stood Still soundtrack.
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Tom Verlaine spins everything from Charles Mingus to January 28, 2023 The Day the Earth Stood Still soundtrack.
Guest DJ Tom Verlaine (2006)
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The longtime leader of ELO talks with December 3, 2019 All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen about his creative process, working with his heroes, like Roy Orbison, and his latest album, From Out of Nowhere.
A Conversation With Jeff Lynne Of ELO
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In this November 12, 2019 All Songs Considered guest DJ session, Joan Shelley talks about her latest album, Like the River Loves the Sea and shares songs by some of the other artists who've inspired her over the years.
Serenity Now: Music And A Conversation With Joan Shelley
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In this Guest DJ session with October 22, 2019 All Songs Considered, Radie Peat and Ian Lynch of the band Lankum talk about their new album, The Livelong Day, the evolving sounds of their native Ireland, and share their favorite Irish, off-the-radar artists.
Lankum And The Strange New Sounds Of Ireland
Wilco (left to right): Nels Cline, Mikael Jorgensen, Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glenn Kotche, Pat Sansone
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In this guest DJ session from October 8, 2019 All Songs Considered, Tweedy talks about Wilco's new album, Ode to Joy, and the importance of appreciating life's smallest moments.
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy On Finding Joy In A Complicated World
Hobo Johnson is otherwise known as Frank Lopes Jr. His new album, out now on Warner Records, is
The Fall of Hobo Johnson.
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In this Guest DJ session, the off-the-wall singer talks about living out of his car and working at a warehouse before his Tiny Desk Contest entry went viral. He's since signed with Warner Records.
September 17, 2019
Hobo Johnson's Journey From Homelessness To A Major Label Contract
Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead performs at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood talks about his classical music featured on NPR Music's Tiny Desk, his love for the recorder and his composer heroes such as Steve Reich and Krzysztof Penderecki.
May 20, 2019
A Conversation With Jonny Greenwood, On Chaos And The Element Of Surprise
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Joe Talbot, frontman for the British punk group IDLES, talks about May 14, 2019 Joy as an Act of Resistance, how Van Morrison's Astral Weeks changed his life and his tips for driving across Kansas while on tour.
Guest DJ: IDLES Frontman Joe Talbot
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The singer reveals the stories behind his new album, April 23, 2019 Oh My God and shares some of the songs by other artists that inspired him to take his sound in a refreshing direction.
Kevin Morby Takes A Hard Look At God In America
Miss Universe, the debut album from Nilufer Yanya, is out March 22 on ATO.
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The singer shares songs she loves by other artists and talks about her debut full-length release, February 25, 2019 Miss Universe, an album filled with melodies that won't let go.
Lucy Dacus, Phoebe Bridgers, and Julien Baker played a Tiny Desk Concert together as boygenius.
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The trio of Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus and Phoebe Bridgers share the songs they love most and talk about the ways they inspire each other in their new band, boygenius.
November 19, 2018
Adrianne Lenker's new record,
abysskiss, is out now on Saddle Creek.
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In the last two years, Big Thief has released two stunning records. Now, the band's singer and songwriter Adrianne Lenker has a new album of her own that is hushed, introspective and potent.
October 9, 2018
Adrianne Lenker Of Big Thief On 'abysskiss' And How Songs Can Heal
Andrew Hozier-Byrne joins NPR Music's Bob Boilen in the studio to discuss the music that informed his 2018 EP,
Nina Cried Power.
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Irish singer/songwriter Hozier sits down with NPR Music's Bob Boilen to discuss the lifetime of listening that led to his new EP, October 2, 2018 Nina Cried Power, and what American blues means to him.
Hozier: Why The Civil Rights Movement Still Resonate
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Stephen Malkmus shares the songs that have shaped his life and love of music over the years, and talks about his new album with The Jicks, May 22, 2018 Sparkle Hard.
Stephen Malkmus Loves Classic Rock And Earl Sweatshirt
Vide Noir comes out April 20 via Whispering Pines/Republic Records.
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The band Lord Huron is known for its cinematic story songs. Ben Schneider, creator of the project, talks about some of the music by other artists that informed the tales on his latest album.
April 19, 2018
Guest DJ: Lord Huron On The Songs That Shaped The Cinematic 'Vide Noir'
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.
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Rateliff and Night Sweats band member Mark Shusterman take us on a tour of their favorite music and the historical standouts that influenced them.
March 9, 2018
Guest DJ: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats Hop Across An Eclectic Playlist
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The two Swedish sisters who make up First Aid Kit sing along with pop songs from their homeland – and it's amazing.
February 15, 2018
Guest DJ: First Aid Kit Talks About — And Sings — Swedish Pop
A drawing of Melina Duterte and Michelle Zauner by Margo Hurst (
@margoshmargo). Jay Som and Japanese Breakfast are touring the West Coast from Feb. 15 to Feb. 24.
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Just in time for Valentine's Day, Jay Som's Melina Duterte and Japanese Breakfast's Michelle Zauner share some of their favorite love-themed music.
February 12, 2018
Guest DJ: Love Songs With Jay Som And Japanese Breakfast
Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile's
Lotta Sea Lice is out now via Matador Records.
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Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile just released an intercontinental collaboration that's full of humor and guitar picking. Now Kurt and Courtney pick the songs they love in a Guest DJ conversation.
November 13, 2017
Guest DJs: Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile
Wide Open is out now.
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The infectious Toronto band can bring to mind Bruce Springsteen or seminal punk acts from the early '80s.
November 1, 2017
Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, both veteran musicians, are the stars of the IFC comedy series
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The stars of the IFC comedy series discuss the music they grew up with, the sounds of Portland and how spooky Glenn Danzig's house is.
August 18, 2017
Guest DJs Carrie Brownstein And Fred Armisen
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The Australian singer and guitarist talks about the music she heard growing up in Sydney, her love of the bands Talking Heads, Wilco and more in this interview, originally recorded in 2015.
August 17, 2017
Guest DJ Courtney Barnett
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Our week of guest DJs continues with Björk. In this 2009 conversation the Icelandic singer spoke about her love of Syrian musician Omar Souleyman, fellow Icelandic artist Ólöf Arnalds and more.
August 16, 2017
Randy Newman, performing at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
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In this 2008 interview Randy Newman talks about his musical family, how Ray Charles has influenced his work over the years and what it was like hearing The Beatles for the first time.
August 15, 2017