Favorite Sessions
5:02 am
Wed February 18, 2015

WAMU's Bandwidth Presents: Hiss Golden Messenger

M.C. Taylor leads Hiss Golden Messenger through a live set at WAMU's studio.
Rhiannon Newman WAMU

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World Cafe
12:22 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Owen Pallett On World Cafe

Owen Pallett.
Peter Juhl Courtesy of the artist

Owen Pallett made wonderful, genre-defying music under the name Final Fantasy, then began recording albums like last year's In Conflict under his own name. He sings, composes and arranges songs marked by elaborately looped sounds, particularly violin lines.

Pallett has toured extensively with Arcade Fire, on whose albums he's contributed dating back to Funeral. In 2014, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on the score to the film Her. This appearance on World Cafe features songs from In Conflict.

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World Cafe
11:26 am
Tue February 17, 2015

The Lone Bellow On World Cafe

The Lone Bellow.
Rocco Peditto WXPN

The Lone Bellow joins World Cafe today to perform in front of a live audience. The Brooklyn folk-rock trio has roots in the American South, with stories and images from its ancestral home permeating the songs on both The Lone Bellow's self-titled 2013 debut and this year's Then Came The Morning. The new disc was produced by The National's Aaron Dessner.

Between bits of enlightening conversation, The Lone Bellow gives an energetic performance of three songs from the new album, recorded at Philadelphia's World Cafe Live.

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Favorite Sessions
11:01 am
Tue February 17, 2015

KEXP Presents: Bass Drum Of Death

Bass Drum Of Death performs live on KEXP.
Morgen Schuler KEXP

Demolition is about to begin at KEXP's old studios, and it's hard to imagine a better band than Bass Drum Of Death to figuratively tear down the walls before we do so literally. The Oxford, Miss., outfit was among the first two acts to perform at the location of KEXP's new home on the grounds of the Seattle Center, where we plan to host hundreds more.

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All Songs Considered
7:14 am
Tue February 17, 2015

New Mix: Sufjan Stevens, Alabama Shakes, JEFF The Brotherhood, More

Clockwise from upper left: Sufjan Stevens, JEFF The Brotherhood, Alabama Shakes, Waxahatchee
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Tue February 17, 2015 10:20 am

This week on All Songs Considered we reflect on age and time, how we make sense of the world as we all grow older, and how it all ties in to the artist who opens this week's show: Sufjan Stevens. Stevens has been busy with numerous projects since releasing his insane masterpiece, The Age Of Adz, in 2010. But he's back with his first official studio album since then, the lovely and intimate Carrie & Lowell. We've got the first single from the album, "No Shade In The Shadow Of The Cross."

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