Songs We Love
9:03 am
Wed July 1, 2015

Song Premiere: Mimicking Birds, 'Dead Weight'

Mimicking Birds.
Ben Moon Courtesy of the artist

For years, Nate Lacy's Mimicking Birds project has been linked to his friends and colleagues in Modest Mouse. That band's singer, Isaac Brock, released both of Mimicking Birds' terrific studio albums on his Glacial Pace label, and both groups are scheduled to tour together in August.

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Jazz Night In America: The Radio Program
4:43 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Jimmy Greene Remembers A 'Beautiful Life'

Jimmy Greene.
Jimmy Katz Courtesy of the artist

Saxophonist Jimmy Greene's newest album, Beautiful Life, is dedicated to the memory of his 6-year-old daughter. Ana Márquez-Greene was killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Greene paid tribute to his daughter by composing and arranging a genre-spanning album to reflect the way she lived.

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Music Reviews
4:15 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Review: 'The Muscle Shoals Recordings,' SteelDrivers

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 7:14 pm

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World Cafe
2:34 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Richard Thompson On World Cafe

Richard Thompson.
Megan Lynch XPN

Richard Thompson has appeared on World Cafe many times before, beginning with Rumour And Sigh in 1991, and now he has a new album called Still. While in his teens, Thompson joined Fairport Convention, dubbed the "British Byrds" for its combination of traditional and original music. His solo career, consisting of more than 25 albums (some with then-wife Linda Thompson), began shortly thereafter.

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Music Interviews
1:33 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Jerry Douglas' Tribute To Bluegrass Legends Lester Flatt And Earl Scruggs

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Tiny Desk
1:06 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

And The Kids: Tiny Desk Concert

Tiny Desk Concert with And The Kids.
Morgan McCloy NPR

The fun, colorful Massachusetts trio And The Kids plays music that's full of life, with singalong songs and sometimes dissonant sounds. You'll get a sense of the band in this Tiny Desk Concert, as Hannah Mohan, Rebecca Lasaponaro and Taliana Katz perform songs from their effervescent 2015 debut, Turn To Each Other — including my own favorite, "All Day All Night."

Mohan and Lasaponaro have been making music since they were in seventh grade, a long friendship that helps make the mix of happy and sad songs all the more poignant.

Set List

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12:29 pm
Tue June 30, 2015

Latitudes: The Global Music You Must Hear In June

The Barmer Boys of Rajasthan, India.
Courtesy of the artists

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All Songs Considered
11:54 am
Tue June 30, 2015

Our Favorite New Artists Of 2015 (So Far)

Vince Staples onstage.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 12:41 pm

This week marks the mid-point of 2015, and the All Songs Considered team is ready to take stock. On this week's show, we share our favorite music from debut albums released in the first half of this year. It's only June, but we picked the music we're already eyeing for our year-end lists in December.

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All Songs TV
9:41 am
Tue June 30, 2015

First Watch: Glen Hansard, 'Winning Streak'

Glen Hansard.
Danny Clinch Courtesy of the artist

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Heavy Rotation
8:06 am
Tue June 30, 2015

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

With his catchy songwriting and rock-star stage presence, BØRNS grabbed WNKU's attention.
Nick Walker Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue June 30, 2015 4:03 pm

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