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Deceptive Cadence
12:13 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Alfred Deller: Celebrating A High-Flying Singer

Countertenor Alfred Deller, c. 1960.
Erich Auerbach Getty Images

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 3:52 pm

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All Songs Considered Blog
11:57 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Download A New Dan Deacon Song

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu May 31, 2012 2:32 pm

A beautifully frenetic electronic-pop oddball — and we mean that in the greatest way — Dan Deacon has announced plans to release a new full-length album this summer. It's triumphantly titled America. Deacon is giving fans a taste of the new record with the song "Lots."

You can also download "Lots" from the Dan Deacon website. America is out on Domino Records August 28.

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World Cafe
11:50 am
Thu May 31, 2012

The Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt On World Cafe

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu May 31, 2012 2:59 pm

The Magnetic Fields' music provides one of several outlets for frontman Stephin Merritt's inspired songwriting. The band began recording a string of eclectic albums in 1993, and finally found mainstream recognition with 1999's three-disc 69 Love Songs.

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All Songs Considered Blog
11:35 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Watch Neil Young's 'Americana' Film

A still from Neil Young's film, Americana.

Originally published on Thu May 31, 2012 2:10 pm

Neil Young and Crazy Horse have a new record coming out Tuesday. Americana is blistering guitar romp through the classic American songbook, from the 1800s to doo-wop and beyond. Well today we we have a 40 minute film created by Bernard Shakey (Young's alias) filled with the music from Americana.

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Music Interviews
10:48 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Lamine Fellah On Finding Peace Through Music

Originally published on Fri June 1, 2012 9:39 am

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Do you ever go to the world music section looking for tunes and say to yourself, what does world music really mean? Well, our next guest might be the poster child for what it should mean. He's lived all over the world and, from those travels, has created a sound he rightly calls a global party. His latest album is titled Everyday Salama, meaning every day is a blessing.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "EVERDAY SALAMA")

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