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Tegan And Sara; Elvis Costello And The Roots Team Up; Finger-Style Guitarist Glenn Jones

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Tegan and Sara perform in the Soundcheck studio. Tegan and Sara perform in the Soundcheck studio. (Michael Katzif / WNYC)

In this episode: This year has been good to Tegan and Sara Quin, the identical twin sisters who lead the band Tegan and Sara. Their album Heartthrob premiered at number three, and they made the short list for the Polaris Music Prize in the duo’s native Canada. Tegan and Sara play live in the studio.

Plus: Elvis Costello and The Roots just announced a collaborative album, which got us to thinking: What other unexpected collaborations have happened throughout the years? We tapped Emily Rems, Managing Editor at Bust Magazine, for her picks.

And: Guitarist Glenn Jones descends from the tradition of the late, great finger-style guitarist John Fahey, but with his new album, My Garden State, his songs display another one of his influences: New Jersey itself. He plays live.


    Glenn Jones, Emily Rems and Tegan and Sara

    Unexpected Collaborators

    What bizarre musical collaborations have there been throughout the years? Emily Rems, managing editor at Bust Magazine, throws us a few of her favorites.


    Glenn Jones: Rootsy Guitar, With A 'Garden State' Twist

    Hear the John Fahey-styled fingerpicking guitarist Glenn Jones perform in the studio.

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    Jeremy Shatan from NYC

    Emily Rems praises that insipid Snoop & Miley cut and then damns Lulu. All I can say is, talk to me in 10 years and we'll see what holds up. I think Lulu is brilliant!

    Aug. 09 2013 10:16 AM

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