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Hanson: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Hanson

The band Hanson hit it big as teenagers in the late 1990s with the megahit ​MmBop. More than a decade later, they're still making acclaimed R&B-infused pop rock. Their latest album is Shout It Out.

Taylor, Zac and Isaac Hanson were nominated for three Grammy awards for their album Middle of Nowhere in 1996. They never stopped recording, going independent in 2001. Shout It Out is their ninth album.

"Don't kid yourself, this kid can whistle."

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The Black Keys on Letterman.

The XX: Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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The XX

The XX are a three-member band from London, England. Their self-titled debut album was one of the most acclaimed releases of 2009. This year, the band has been chose to play some of the most important music festivals in the world: All Tomorrow's Parties, Bonnaroo, Coachella, Sasquatch and Lollapalooza. The group's two singers, Romy Madley Croft and Oliver Sim have been friends since nursery school. Jamie Smith, who programs drums and keyboard sounds joined the group in high school. Their music is modest, intimate and modern; often compared to acts as divergent as Aaliyah and the Cure.

Hansen + Weird Al + Tailfeather Shaking

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Thinking 'Bout Somethin'



HANSON | MySpace Music Videos

Ever since Andrew W.K. told us on Jordan Jesse Go! about hanging out at Hansen's songwriting fantasy camp, I have felt that the Hansen brothers are among The Good Ones. This exceedingly pleasant song and its accompanying video, which features both Weird Al Yankovic and an elaborate recreation of one of the best dance numbers in The Blues Brothers (the Ray Charles "Shake Your Tailfeather" scene) is further evidence.

Lemmy

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Lemmy is on The Sound of Young America next week. We decided to put this clip from Airheads in the radio show.

New Andrew WK - I'm A Vagabond

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ROCK.

"Weird", the Weird Al Story

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Weird Al finally gets the biopic he deserves, courtesy of Eric Appel.

The AV Club on The Sound of Young America: March 2010

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Bullseye
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Tasha Robinson
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Keith Phipps

Keith Phipps and Tasha Robinson of The AV Club join us once again to recommend some of the best in pop culture.

Keith says to check out the 1930s version of Alice In Wonderland, featuring Gary Cooper, Cary Grant and WC Fields. He also recommends the new Johnny Cash record, American VI: Ain't No Grave.

Tasha says to check out the touring show of the Oscar-nominated short films, and an amazing choose-your-own-adventure graphic novel called Meanwhile.

Loudon Wainwright III - Motel Blues

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Loudon Wainwright III Interview on The Sound of Young America

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Bullseye
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Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III is an accomplished singer-songwriter, an occasional actor, and the scion of a musical family. Three of his children - Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche are professional musicians.

Loudon Wainwright's career began in the 1960s, and he's earned a passionately devoted following over the past 40 years. Among those fans is Judd Apatow, who's cast Wainwright in several projects, including Undeclared and Knocked Up (for which he also wrote the soundtrack). His new album, High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project, is a tribute to early country music legend Charlie Poole, featuring both covers of songs Poole made famous and original music inspired by Poole.

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