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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.)

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THIS WEEK'S ESSENTIAL LISTENING: JENS LEKMAN, AMANDA PALMER, MORE

August 15th, 2012

Episode 414 of 792 episodes

On this week's show hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share some of their favorite new discoveries, including the Kate Bush-inspired Swedish duo Niki And The Dove, German experimental pianist Nils Frahm, and a surprising new album from singer Amanda Palmer.Also on the show: the best new music in a decade from the Chicago-based band Sea And Cake; the inimitable storytelling of Swedish pop singer Jens Lekman; and an epic new album from post-punk veterans Swans.Jens LekmanAlbum: I Know What Love Isn'tSong: I Know What Love Isn'tNiki and the DoveAlbum: InstinctSong: DrummerAmanda Palmer and the Grand Theft OrchestraAlbum: Theatre Is EvilSong: Smile (Pictures or It Didn't Happen)Omar Rodriguez LopezAlbum: Octopus Kool AidSong: People FeedingNils FrahmAlbum: FeltSong: FamiliarThe Sea and CakeAlbum: RunnerSong: On And OnSwansAlbum: SeerSong: Mother Of The World

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