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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.)


Neko Case, Franz Ferdinand, Bishop Allen, Serge Gainsbourg

February 26th, 2009

Episode 208 of 811 episodes

Hear a sneak preview of Middle Cyclone, the heartbreakingly beautiful new album from chanteuse Neko Case. Also on the show: M. Ward offers a live, solo, acoustic performance of one of the tracks from his latest CD, Hold Time, a swaggering new record from Scotland's Franz Ferdinand, the infectious Brooklyn-based pop duo Bishop Allen, great unknown folk singer Jesse Marchant, and France's "dirty old man of popular music," Serge Gainsbourg.

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