All Songs Considered
7:03 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Drum Fill Friday, With The Vaccines' Pete Robertson

Originally published on Fri April 10, 2015 1:01 pm

This week's guest Quizmaster is Pete Robertson, drummer for the English rock group The Vaccines. The band recently announced a new full-length, English Graffiti, due out May 26. It's their first ever recorded in the U.S.

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All Songs Considered
3:18 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

All Songs At 15: What A Life Of Rock And Roll Will Do To You

Courtesy of the host

Every Thursday this year we're celebrating All Songs Considered's 15th birthday with personal memories and highlights from the show's decade and a half online and on the air. If you have a story about the show you'd like to share, drop us an email:

This week's Throwback Thursday is offered without comment, and just enough context to help us make our point:

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A Blog Supreme
3:33 am
Thu April 9, 2015

Remembering Ralph Sharon, Tony Bennett's Pianist

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 9:05 am

Pianist Ralph Sharon, the longtime accompanist for Tony Bennett, died March 31 at age 91. In the audio link above, Tom Cole has a brief report for NPR's Morning Edition, and below, Walter Ray Watson filed this remembrance for NPR Music.

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All Songs Considered
3:13 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Viking's Choice: Red Death, 'Strategic Mass Delirium'

Red Death.
Angela Owens Courtesy of the artist

D.C. hardcore is ridiculous right now.

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All Songs Considered
11:47 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Viking's Choice: Luxury, 'You Must Change Your Life'

"Somehow, almost mysteriously, that rock band is a part of what it means for the three of us to be priests," says Jamey Bozeman (pictured right).
Jared Swafford Courtesy of the artist

Baby-faced and rail-thin, Lee Bozeman didn't look like the kind of guy who would ram a microphone stand into the floor. But in the '90s, when Luxury got to "Flaming Youth Flames On" in its set list, the guitar came off and the sweetly gut-punching crooner flailed his body into the ultra-sassy punk song that teased, "Make you gasp / Make your heart skip a beat." It was an eye-opener to any teenager who witnessed it, especially since Luxury's spectacle was most often seen in church youth halls.

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All Songs Considered
10:27 am
Wed April 8, 2015

What's Your Favorite Song This Week?

Originally published on Thu April 9, 2015 1:14 pm

This week's survey has closed. Thanks and follow us on Twitter (or check back later) for more!

On any given week there's usually a new (or fairly recent) song I can't stop listening to. And sometimes, if it's a really, really good cut, I'm still listening to it, nonstop, weeks later. We assume you're in the same boat, whether it's the latest Rihanna ear worm or some heartbreaking acoustic ballad by a singer hardly anyone has heard of.

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All Songs TV
10:08 am
Wed April 8, 2015

John Moreland, 'Cherokee'

John Moreland.
Kris Payne Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 10:59 am

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Music News
7:38 am
Wed April 8, 2015

'American Pie' Lyrics Sell At Auction For $1.2 Million

Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 12:20 pm

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DON MCLEAN: (Singing) Bye, bye, Miss American Pie.


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Sample Size
5:42 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

New Mix: Tame Impala, The Mountain Goats & Dylan Stark

Tame Impala

Welcome to Sample Size, where KOSU's Ryan LaCroix and LOOKatOKC pop music columnist Matt Carney team up each week to discuss music news and new music releases.

Today, we look at Tame Impala blending soul and psych-rock, The Mountain Goats melding the worlds of indie rock and pro wrestling, and Portland producer Dylan Stark creating interesting soundscapes.

Follow Matt & Ryan on Twitter at @OKmattcarney and @KOSUryan.

All Songs Considered
2:05 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

New Mix: Passion Pit, Franz Ferdinand With Sparks, Killer Mike & MNDR, More

Clockwise, from upper left: FFS (Franz Ferdinand and Sparks), Michael Angelakos of Passion Pit, Killer Mike, MNDR, BC Camplight
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Wed April 8, 2015 9:36 am

On this week's All Songs Considered we talk about the secrets to being happy and how they relate to a euphoric new track from the electro-pop group Passion Pit. We'll hear the first song from Franz Ferdinand's collaboration with one of Bob Boilen's favorite bands from the early '70s — the wild, strange and playful duo Sparks. Together, as FFS, they cordially invite everyone to "piss off!"

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