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.)
July 31st, 2012
Episode 412 of 797 episodes
On this week'sAll Songs Considered: funny concert memories, one album with a wacky cover and a surprisingly great sound, a bittersweet goodbye and (of course) lots of new music.Listen toDjango Django'srefreshing mix of sounds, the moody melodies of Ormonde,David ByrneandSt. Vincent'shorn-based collaboration, Bob's favorite jazz record of the year (byNeneh Cherry & The Thing) and more.Plus,Mike Katzifjoins this week's show to play his pick, the vibrant and provocative "Fineshrine" by Purity Ring. Mike came to NPR as an intern forAll Songs Considered,and over the last seven years has had a hand in our Tiny Desk Concerts, the Alt.Latino podcast and much of our festival coverage, along with thePop Culture Happy Hourpodcast. Now Mike's is leaving us for a new job at WNYC.