Courtesy of the artists / NPR Clockwise from top left: Best Coast, Patti Smith, Debo Band, fun.
On this edition of All Songs Considered
, a strange mishap turns Robin Hilton into a robot ... and he/it is programmed to talk about how great a time the All Songs Considered
crew had at our fantastic fun. concert
Hiltonbot 2.0 is good and all, but it could never take the place of
flesh-and-blood, music-loving nerdery, so the show includes picks from
the apparently-human NPR Music editor Jacob Ganz and All Songs Considered
intern Dan Raby.
On the show: Patti Smith
's first album in eight years, which includes a collaboration with Tom Verlaine
on the song "April Fool"; a nostalgic garage-pop offering from Best Coast
Austin's Deep Time (formerly YellowFever) makes a pop song that
surprises; a tropical-infused, electronic song from Hundred Waters and
the Debo Band, which Bob fell in love with at globalFEST this year
, unveils the first single off its Sub Pop debut.