Songs We Love Handpicked by NPR Music staff and public radio hosts.
Songs We Love

Songs We Love

Handpicked by NPR Music staff and public radio hosts

On the Bang on a Can All-Stars' new album, Field Recordings, composers riff on a range of recorded sounds. Peter Serling/Bang on a Can hide caption

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02An Open Cage

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    An Open Cage
    Album
    Field Recordings
    Artist
    Bang On A Can All-Stars
    Label
    Cantaloupe
    Released
    2015

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"This Is I" embodies Queens songwriter Juan Wauters's path from punk to poet. Nicole Ucedo/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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12This Is I

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    Song
    This Is I
    Album
    Who Me?
    Artist
    Juan Wauters
    Label
    Captured Tracks
    Released
    2015

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Australian producer Ta-ku will release his new EP, Songs To Make Up To, on June 12. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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02Love Again

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Georgian producer Gacha Bakradze. Anna Kobakhidze/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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07Let Me Love You

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These Tight Jeans

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Brown Bird's new album, Axis Mundi, comes out April 28. Mikael Kennedy/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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03Bannermen

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    Bannermen
    Album
    Axis Mundi
    Artist
    Brown Bird
    Label
    Supply and Demand Music
    Released
    2015

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Chris Washburne and his band superimposes Duke Ellington's "Heaven" over Led Zeppelin's "Stairway To Heaven." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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04Stairway To Heaven/Heaven

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    Stairway To Heaven/Heaven
    Album
    Low Ridin'
    Artist
    Chris Washburne & the Syotos Band
    Label
    Zoho Music
    Released
    2015

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Bros

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Algiers' self-titled debut album is out June 2. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Black Eunuch

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Percussionist Kuniko's new album is devoted to music by Iannis Xenakis. Linn Records hide caption

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06Rebonds - B

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    Rebonds - B
    Album
    Iannis Xenakis: IX
    Artist
    Kuniko
    Label
    Linn Records
    Released
    2015

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"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 hide caption

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You Must Change Your Life

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Passion Pit's latest full-length, Kindred, is due out April 21. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Until We Can't (Let's Go)

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