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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.)


The Decemberists, Dan Deacon, Buddy Holly, More

February 2nd, 2009

Episode 205 of 811 episodes

Next month The Decemberists will debut their new album, The Hazards Of Love, live, in its entirety, at the NPR Music showcase, at this year's South by Southwest festival. In the meantime, you can hear a sneak preview on this edition of All Songs Considered, with "The Rake's Song." Also on the show: previews of new music from the wild and infectious electro-pop artist Dan Deacon; solo music from Dan Auerbach, guitarist for The Black Keys; the beautiful voice of Luke Temple of Here We Go Magic; South African street music from Blk Jks; and remembering the legendary Buddy Holly.

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