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Producer and Co-Host, All Songs Considered — NPR
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Producer and Co-host of NPR's All Songs Considered, Another Day Above Ground

New Mix: Missy Elliot, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, PWR BTTM And More — Catch up with the NPR Hourly Newscast Listen to NPR Music Radio All Songs 24/7 On this week's All Songs Considered we share a track from Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Leon Bridges premiered on the All Songs blog.
Nov 25, 2015

This week's mix would make a lovely companion for your road trip to grandmother's house.…

Tiny Desk Concert : NPR — Trevor Powers, the songwriter and frontman of Youth Lagoon, has never attempted to hide his navel-gazing anxieties. On his 2011 debut ( The Year Of Hibernation) and its 2013 followup ( Wondrous Bughouse), Powers documents a lifetime of existential crises with swirling questions about spirituality, mortality and his own mental state.

Hear 'Kevin,' The New Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Song Featuring Leon Bridges — Macklemore's latest effort with producer Ryan Lewis is "Kevin," a funk-flavored tirade against the ravages of addiction, with a particularly scathing indictment against overprescription of medication. The Seattle duo is joined by soul singer Leon Bridges for the hook. "Doctor please give me a dose of the American dream," Bridges implores.

All Songs Considered — Catch up with the NPR Hourly Newscast Listen to NPR Music Radio All Songs 24/7 Our Show Music can provide a space for healing, feeling and thought. Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, including at a show in that city's Bataclan concert hall, we were compelled to play music with a meditative tone, songs that allow space and time for reflection.

Shovels & Ropes Explains Its New Covers Album, Track By Track — Shovels & Rope's new album of covers, Busted Jukebox Vol. I, took a village to create. The folk-rock duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent called in their talented friends and collaborators to tackle songs from Elvis Costello, Nine Inch Nails and Guns n' Roses, just to name a few.

First Watch: Poliça, 'Lime Habit' — Like many major U.S. cities, Minneapolis has as a tumultuous and divided past, with tales of gangsters, government corruption, racism and economic injustice. It's a bleak history both mocked and memorialized in a popular tag painted on buildings and grain elevators around the city that reads, "United Crushers," a reference to the countless dreams that have been crushed in Minneapolis.

First Watch: David Lynch & Marek Zebrowski, 'Polish Night Music' — Director David Lynch and Polish composer Marek Zebrowski met back in 2006 when Zebrowski helped score and did translations for Lynch's film Inland Empire. The two bonded over their shared love for experimental music, and a year later released an album of improvisations they did together called Polish Night Music.

New Mix: An Emotional Rollercoaster With Grimes, Money And More — Catch up with the NPR Hourly Newscast Listen to NPR Music Radio All Songs 24/7 Our Show This week's All Songs Considered is an emotional roller coaster. Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton start off mellow with the sweet, acoustic Many Rooms, only to pull the rug out from under it with a monstrously good tune from Grimes.

Britain's Moody Dream Pop Group Daughter Returns With New Song, Video — The latest song from Britain's moody dream pop group Daughter is a clever play on identity and purpose in a cruel world. The name, "Numbers," refers both to the things that leave us feeling numb and the callous ways people are often reduced to faceless, nameless figures.

All Songs +1: Carrie Brownstein Isn't Who You Think She Is — We've known and loved Carrie Brownstein for years now, not only for her guitar shredding in the band Sleater-Kinney - or her work with Fred Armisen on the IFC comedy Portlandia - but for her longtime contributions to NPR Music. For several years after Sleater-Kinney broke up in 2006, Carrie had her own music blog with us called Monitor Mix.
Nov 05, 2015

We thought we knew Carrie Brownstein pretty well. Then we read her incredible memoir.

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Nov 25, 2015

This week's mix would make a lovely companion for your road trip to grandmother's house.…

Nov 19, 2015

Eagles of Death Metal came up on my iPod, I looked out my car and saw this.

Nov 19, 2015

RT @arishapiro: NYT Correction: An earlier version of this review misstated a song lyric. Adele sings “Hello from the other siiiiiide,” not “outsiiiiiide.”

Nov 18, 2015

RT @asthmatickitty: Thanks to @nprobin for highlighting Sufjan's live show & for this @allsongs episode on music for healing.…

Nov 18, 2015

Was pretty sure he hadn’t made it past the 2nd grade, but Bob actually wrote a great book:

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