Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)
August 21st, 2012
Episode 415 of 797 episodes
Electro-pop geniusDan Deacon's latest album is as big as its name,America. It's epic, soaring and loud, but also minimalist at times and full of beauty. On this edition ofAll Songs Considered, Deacon talks about his latest album and shares some of his favorite songs with host Bob Boilen. Deacon brought a strange and surprising mix of artists, from The Rolling Stones to early electronic artist Raymond Scott, and minimalist composer Steve Reich, plus a few great unknowns.