Bob Boilen http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Hamilton Leithauser: Tiny Desk Concert http://boisestatepublicradio.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 49202 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Hamilton Leithauser: Tiny Desk Concert Benjamin Booker, 'Have You Seen My Son?' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/benjamin-booker-have-you-seen-my-son <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6GQM1ViDT0</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:14:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 49190 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Benjamin Booker, 'Have You Seen My Son?' Tiny Ruins, 'Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/tiny-ruins-me-museum-you-wintergardens <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOQL4P1acNU</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 48982 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Tiny Ruins, 'Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens' Novo Amor & Ed Tullett, 'Faux' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/novo-amor-ed-tullett-faux <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9Mt1-3_kQc</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 48916 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Novo Amor & Ed Tullett, 'Faux' Holly Williams: Tiny Desk Concert http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/holly-williams-tiny-desk-concert Truth be told, <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=holly+williams">Holly Williams</a> brought me and many of my hardened colleagues to tears. The singer-songwriter has a magnificent way with words and phrasing, not to mention a country-music lineage that fills her with pride and guides her poignancy and subject matter.<p>Country is in her blood: As the daughter of Hank Williams Jr. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:02:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 48793 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Holly Williams: Tiny Desk Concert The Apache Relay, 'Katie Queen Of Tennessee' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/apache-relay-katie-queen-tennessee <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb5HdMQXMls</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:23:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 48779 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org The Apache Relay, 'Katie Queen Of Tennessee' John Grant: Tiny Desk Concert http://boisestatepublicradio.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 48734 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org John Grant: Tiny Desk Concert Pattern Is Movement, 'Suckling' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/pattern-movement-suckling <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5RZtiy0jI0</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:03:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 48581 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Pattern Is Movement, 'Suckling' Kim Deal & Morgan Nagler, 'Range On Castle' http://boisestatepublicradio.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 48554 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Kim Deal & Morgan Nagler, 'Range On Castle' Nicole Atkins, 'Who Killed The Moonlight?' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/nicole-atkins-who-killed-moonlight <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Of_VVSi2TE</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:04:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 48493 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Nicole Atkins, 'Who Killed The Moonlight?' Ásgeir, 'King And Cross' http://boisestatepublicradio.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 14:46:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 48426 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Ásgeir, 'King And Cross' Bear's Den, 'Elysium' http://boisestatepublicradio.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 48383 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Bear's Den, 'Elysium' Moon Hooch: Tiny Desk Concert http://boisestatepublicradio.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 48378 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Moon Hooch: Tiny Desk Concert Song Premiere: An Unlikely Collaboration From Cat Power And Coldplay http://boisestatepublicradio.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 48360 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Song Premiere: An Unlikely Collaboration From Cat Power And Coldplay Hospitality, 'I Miss Your Bones' http://boisestatepublicradio.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 48031 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Hospitality, 'I Miss Your Bones' Song Premiere: Bon Iver Writes A Tune For Zach Braff http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/song-premiere-bon-iver-writes-tune-zach-braff <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCponfeWNOI</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:13:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 47976 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Song Premiere: Bon Iver Writes A Tune For Zach Braff Guess Monday's Mystery Song Premiere http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/guess-mondays-mystery-song-premiere On Monday at noon we're premiering a brand-new song from an artist we love. Until then, we're leaving you this puzzle to ponder: Who is Monday's Mystery Musician? <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=Guess+Monday%27s+Mystery+Song+Premiere&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODc1ODA5MDEyMjg1MDYxNTFiZTgwZg004)"/></div><p> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 15:32:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 47910 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Guess Monday's Mystery Song Premiere Prom Body: 'Guttuggering' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/prom-body-guttuggering <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJNClrHwSxk</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:01:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 47847 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Prom Body: 'Guttuggering' A Catchy Synth-Pop 'Summer Jam' From Grimes http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/catchy-synth-pop-summer-jam-grimes Claire Boucher, best known as Grimes, has a new song. It's the first new music we've heard from Grimes since she <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/bestmusic2012/2012/11/30/166230944/npr-musics-100-favorite-songs-of-2012" target="_blank">made a lot of noise</a> with her album <em>Visions</em> in 2012. In a press release, she calls the new song, "Go," which features Michael Diamond, a 22-year-old L.A. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:35:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 47786 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org A Catchy Synth-Pop 'Summer Jam' From Grimes The Family Crest, 'The World' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/family-crest-world <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBZMKnOPxOs</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:47:00 +0000 Bob Boilen 47664 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org The Family Crest, 'The World'