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All Songs Considered

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Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton spin new music from emerging bands and musical icons.

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New Music: Patti Smith, Best Coast, Debo Band And More

May 8th, 2012

Episode 400 of 730 episodes

On this edition of All Songs Considered, a strange mishap turns Robin Hilton into a robot ... and he/it is programmed to talk about how great a time the All Songs Considered crew had at our fantastic fun. concert. Hiltonbot 2.0 is good and all, but it could never take the place of flesh-and-blood, music-loving nerdery, so the show includes picks from the apparently-human NPR Music editor Jacob Ganz and All Songs intern Dan Raby. On the show: Patti Smith's first album in eight years, which includes a collaboration with Tom Verlaine on the song "April Fool"; a nostalgic garage-pop offering from Best Coast; Austin's Deep Time (formerly YellowFever) makes a pop song that surprises; a tropical-infused, electronic song from Hundred Waters and the Debo Band, which Bob fell in love with at globalFEST this year, unveils the first single off its Sub Pop debut. Fun. Album: Some Nights Song: Carry On Deep Time Album: Deep Time Song: Clouds Patti Smith Album: Banga Song: April Fool Hundred Waters Album: Hundred Waters Song: Me and Anodyne Best Coast Album: The Only Place Song: How They Want Me To Be Debo Band Album: Debo Band Song: Asha Gedawo

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