Bob Boilen http://ksut.org en The Raveonettes, 'Killer In The Streets' http://ksut.org/post/raveonettes-killer-streets <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOWjLfyRoQY</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 37029 at http://ksut.org The Raveonettes, 'Killer In The Streets' Jenny Lewis Stands Out With 'Voyager' http://ksut.org/post/jenny-lewis-stands-out-voyager <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Jenny+Lewis+Stands+Out+With+%27Voyager%27&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODc1ODA5MDEyMjg1MDYxNTFiZTgwZg004)"/></div><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:45:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 37020 at http://ksut.org Hamilton Leithauser: Tiny Desk Concert http://ksut.org/post/hamilton-leithauser-tiny-desk-concert This is the second time <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/312175306/hamilton-leithauser-live-in-concert">Hamilton Leithauser</a> has graced the Tiny Desk. Two summers ago, he and his band <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15291595/the-walkmen">The Walkmen</a> played <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/157190242/the-walkmen-tiny-desk-concert">a powerful set of songs</a> from their final album for now, <em>Heaven. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:39:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 36921 at http://ksut.org Hamilton Leithauser: Tiny Desk Concert John Grant: Tiny Desk Concert http://ksut.org/post/john-grant-tiny-desk-concert John Grant's songs don't mess around: The music isn't complicated, while the lyrics function as darts of retort and thought. His album <em>Pale Green Ghosts</em> is decorated with synthesizers, his voice often drenched in reverb; those tools and textures help make the record strong and everlasting.<p>So when Grant came to the Tiny Desk with just an acoustic guitarist — and wanted to play piano himself — I feared that the power of the songs I'd come to love wouldn't translate amid such bare sounds. I was wrong, and his music was just right. The lyrics rush forward and hit hard. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 36540 at http://ksut.org John Grant: Tiny Desk Concert Kim Deal & Morgan Nagler, 'Range On Castle' http://ksut.org/post/kim-deal-morgan-nagler-range-castle <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NF0DkVkWEH0</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 36401 at http://ksut.org Kim Deal & Morgan Nagler, 'Range On Castle' Ásgeir, 'King And Cross' http://ksut.org/post/sgeir-king-and-cross Since winning the Icelandic Music Award for best album of the year in his home country a few years ago, Ásgeir Trausti — best known simply as Ásgeir — has begun to win over larger parts of the world, including the U.S. He has a calm upper range voice, a voice not unlike Justin Vernon of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/18073513/bon-iver" target="_blank">Bon Iver</a>. Later, he released <em>In The Silence, </em>a version of that award-winning album with the lyrics translated into the English. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:27:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 36290 at http://ksut.org Ásgeir, 'King And Cross' Bear's Den, 'Elysium' http://ksut.org/post/bears-den-elysium Sometimes music and life intersect in ways beyond words. Filmmaker James Marcus Haney set out to do two things, make a music video for the British trio Bear's Den and capture the last days of his little brothers carefree college days with friends.<p>What he wound up with is tragic and poignant. Shortly after arriving in Seattle to film, a campus shooting occurred. Haney relayed his story to me via email. He's as good with words as he is with imagery. I'm going to let him tell the story.<p><blockquote><p>"'Elysium' was one of those tracks that became very personal to me very quickly. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:48:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 36249 at http://ksut.org Bear's Den, 'Elysium' Moon Hooch: Tiny Desk Concert http://ksut.org/post/moon-hooch-tiny-desk-concert People ask me all the time to name my favorite Tiny Desk Concert. It's my desk and I've seen almost all of the nearly 400 concerts up close. So you'd think this would be easy. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 18:03:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 36242 at http://ksut.org Moon Hooch: Tiny Desk Concert Song Premiere: An Unlikely Collaboration From Cat Power And Coldplay http://ksut.org/post/song-premiere-unlikely-collaboration-cat-power-and-coldplay It seems the unlikeliest of collaborations: <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15329979/cat-power" target="_blank">Cat Power</a>, a American songwriter and singer who can be quiet and somewhat insular, and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15052810/coldplay" target="_blank">Coldplay</a>, now a veteran band from London that is immensely popular, confident and bold. And still, what happens in this recording, the title track for the film <em>Wish I Was Here, </em>feels so right. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 36232 at http://ksut.org Song Premiere: An Unlikely Collaboration From Cat Power And Coldplay Hospitality, 'I Miss Your Bones' http://ksut.org/post/hospitality-i-miss-your-bones "I Miss Your Bones," from Hospitality's album Trouble, is easily one of the catchiest songs of the year. In its video, director Lara Gallagher looks at what missing someone means in this digital age. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 12:51:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 35975 at http://ksut.org Hospitality, 'I Miss Your Bones'