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All Songs Considered
9:24 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Discussion: The Year In Music (So Far), 2014

Top row: Nothing; Middle row, left to right: St. Vincent, Angel Olsen, Sturgill Simpson; Bottom: Perfect Pussy's Meredith Graves
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 12:49 pm

On this week's show, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson to recount their favorite music from the first six months of 2014. They spin the ferocious punk energy of Perfect Pussy, the magnetic vocals of Broken Twin, absurdly catchy electro-pop from Sylvan Esso and much more.

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All Songs Considered
7:59 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Viking's Choice: Pallbearer, 'The Ghost I Used To Be'

Pallbearer.
Courtesy of the artist

Pallbearer's Sorrow and Extinction was one of 2012's most heartbreaking metal records — equal parts Black Sabbath and Candlemass in its stately sad-bastard doom. But those masterful twin-lead guitars, the funeral-paced riffs, and Brett Campbell's gripping voice sometimes got buried in the mix.

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Music
2:06 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

KNBA Live In-Studio w/ Tumbledown House

Tumbledown House
Robert Hawkins beadeer.com

Thursday June 19, 2014 KNBA was visited (for the 3rd time) by the tourning band Tumbledown House! Always a fun time chatting with the unique duo who provide music best described as gritty, saloon Jazz. 

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Tiny Desk Concerts
11:38 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Conor Oberst: Tiny Desk Concert

Conor Oberst performs a Tiny Desk Concert.
Olivia Merrion NPR

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 5:23 am

Conor Oberst's new album has fast become my favorite of the Bright Eyes singer's solo projects, so having him come to NPR and perform a few of these songs at the Tiny Desk was especially exciting. The new music on Upside Down Mountain contains the sort of personal songwriting that got me loving him in the first place.

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All Songs Considered
8:09 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Song Premiere: Robert Plant's Bold New Band

Robert Plant and his new band The Sensational Space Shifters.
Frank Melfi Courtesy of the artist

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