Robin Hilton http://ktep.org en Drum Fill Friday, With Interpol's Sam Fogarino http://ktep.org/post/drum-fill-friday-interpols-sam-fogarino This week's guest Quizmaster is Sam Fogarino, drummer for the band Interpol. The group is set to release its latest album, <em>El Pintor</em>, in September. It's Interpol's first new record since 2010's self-titled release. Can you identify the songs he selected from just a few seconds of drumming?<p>As always, if you know a fill (or intro) or drummer you'd love to see featured in this game, let us know in the comments section, or via Twitter <a href="http://www.twitter.com/allsongs">@allsongs</a>, #drumfillfriday. Good luck, careful listeners! Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:05:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 45403 at http://ktep.org Drum Fill Friday, For July 18 http://ktep.org/post/drum-fill-friday-july-18 This week's puzzler for careful listeners has a little something for everyone, from jazz and classic rock, to punk and thrashing metal. It also features several fills listeners suggested from previous puzzlers. So, as always, if you know a fill (or intro) or drummer you'd love to see featured in this game, let us know in the comments section, or via Twitter <a href="http://www.twitter.com/allsongs">@allsongs</a>, #drumfillfriday. Good luck, heroes! <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:53:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 44953 at http://ktep.org Drum Fill Friday, From Eternal Summers' Daniel Cundiff http://ktep.org/post/drum-fill-friday-eternal-summers-daniel-cundiff This week's drum fill puzzler comes courtesy of guest Quizmaster Daniel Cundiff, percussionist for the Roanoke rock band Eternal Summers. The band's latest album is <em>The Drop Beneath</em>.<p>For Drum Fill Friday, Daniel picked cuts by some of the artists who've influenced his own work over the years, from smooth jazz to new wave and noise rock. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:55:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 44482 at http://ktep.org Drum Fill Friday, From Eternal Summers' Daniel Cundiff Drum Fill Friday: Fourth Of July Edition http://ktep.org/post/drum-fill-friday-fourth-july-edition This week we celebrate our nation's independence with drum fills (and one intro) from songs that say "America, we love you!" Some may be more blatantly patriotic than others, but all capture, in some way, the spirit of freedom that unites and binds us.<p>As always, if you have a drummer or a fill you'd like to see featured in these weekly puzzlers, let us know in the comments section or via Twitter <a href="http://www.twitter.com/allsongs" target="_blank">@allsongs</a>, #drumfillfriday. Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 44024 at http://ktep.org Drum Fill Friday: Fourth Of July Edition Drum Fill Friday, With Mike Kinsella Of Owls http://ktep.org/post/drum-fill-friday-mike-kinsella-owls This week's guest Quizmaster is Mike Kinsella, the drummer for the bands Owls, Joan Of Arc and Cap'n Jazz and a singer and guitarist in Owen and <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/318873829/american-football">American Football</a>. When I first took a stab at identifying the fills and intros he selected I was immediately reminded that sometimes this little game can turn me on to some pretty awesome music I hadn't heard before. Maybe that'll be true for you. Good luck, rock stars!<p>If you're a Kinsella completist, Owls have a new record out called, simply, <em>Two. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 43553 at http://ktep.org Drum Fill Friday, With Mike Kinsella Of Owls Drum Fill Friday, For June 20 http://ktep.org/post/drum-fill-friday-june-20 This week we're back to a mix of classic rock and pop, with a few (relatively) recent loves of mine thrown in. As always, if you have a drum fill (or intro) you think should be included in this weekly puzzler, let us know in the comments section, or via Twitter <a href="http://www.twitter.com/allsongs">@allsongs</a>, #drumfillfriday. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Drum+Fill+Friday%2C+For+June+20&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5MTM0OTUwMDEzMzExNDIzMTMwYWVkZg004)"/></div><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:42:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 43094 at http://ktep.org Drum Fill Friday, For June 13 http://ktep.org/post/drum-fill-friday-june-13 <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAkMrEcxQVk</p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 42613 at http://ktep.org Drum Fill Friday, For June 6 http://ktep.org/post/drum-fill-friday-june-6 Most of the time, I just pick songs with moments that get me air drumming, regardless of the genre or drummer — or the programmer behind the beats. But for this week's puzzler, I've selected works by undeniable legends in the business, from classic rock pioneers to jazz virtuosos. Good luck, heroes! <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Drum+Fill+Friday%2C+For+June+6&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwODU1OTg0MDEzNjAxMDAzNTk2NTIwYw004)"/></div><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 42166 at http://ktep.org Drum Fill Friday, For May 30 http://ktep.org/post/drum-fill-friday-may-30 The warmer weather brings out the air-drummer in me, which means I'm remembering and rediscovering some of my favorite fills, including the ones in this week's puzzler. I think most of these will sound familiar to anyone who's had commercial FM rock blasting with the windows down. So turn it up, pay attention, and good luck!<p>As always, if you have a drummer or a fill you'd like to see featured in these weekly puzzlers, let us know in the comments section or via Twitter <a href="http://www.twitter.com/allsongs" target="_blank">@allsongs</a>, #drumfillfriday. Fri, 30 May 2014 14:19:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 41713 at http://ktep.org Drum Fill Friday, For May 30 Drum Fill Friday, With Michael Benjamin Lerner Of Telekinesis http://ktep.org/post/drum-fill-friday-michael-benjamin-lerner-telekinesis Michael Benjamin Lerner is the drummer, lead singer and songwriter behind the Seattle-based band <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/104054471/telekinesis">Telekinesis</a>. There are times, while listening to his music, when I think it's just about the greatest pop band on the planet. Every song is perfectly realized and memorable.<p>Michael sits in as our guest Quizmaster for this week's puzzler, sharing fills and intros from some of his favorite drummers who've inspired his own work. Fri, 23 May 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 41247 at http://ktep.org Drum Fill Friday, With Michael Benjamin Lerner Of Telekinesis Question Of The Week: What's Your Go-To Windows-Down Song? http://ktep.org/post/question-week-whats-your-go-windows-down-song <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auLBLk4ibAk</p> Mon, 19 May 2014 17:43:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 40948 at http://ktep.org Drum Fill Friday, For May 16 http://ktep.org/post/drum-fill-friday-may-16 This week's fills (and, yes, yes, one intro) come from a range of styles and periods, from jazz and heavy metal to classic rock and '80s synth pop. Can you match all five?<p>As always, if you have a drummer or a fill you'd like to see featured in these weekly puzzlers, let us know in the comments section or via Twitter <a href="http://www.twitter.com/allsongs" target="_blank">@allsongs</a>, #drumfillfriday. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 16 May 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 40771 at http://ktep.org Drum Fill Friday, For May 9 http://ktep.org/post/drum-fill-friday-may-9 After a few weeks of guest Quizmasters, I'm back with one of my own special blends. I'd call this a top-40 mix or, as some might say, some pretty low-hanging fruit in the world of drum fills and intros. I'm expecting a lot of 5 out of 5 scores, so don't let me down!<p>As always, if you have a drum fill (or intro), or drummer you'd like to hear included in one of these weekly puzzlers, let us know in the comments section or via Twitter <a href="http://www.twitter.com/allsongs">@allsongs</a>, #drumfillfriday <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 09 May 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 40297 at http://ktep.org The Black Keys 'Turn Blue': The All Songs Interview http://ktep.org/post/black-keys-turn-blue-all-songs-interview <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5a1Cl_JOJM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trk7P-9QDyc</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 14:55:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 40168 at http://ktep.org The Black Keys 'Turn Blue': The All Songs Interview 'Ultra LP' Version Of Jack White's New Album Has Some Crazy Surprises http://ktep.org/post/ultra-lp-version-jack-whites-new-album-has-some-crazy-surprises <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-8B-_Jq2ro</p> Tue, 06 May 2014 20:41:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 40114 at http://ktep.org 'Ultra LP' Version Of Jack White's New Album Has Some Crazy Surprises Drum Fill Friday With The War On Drugs Drummer Charlie Hall http://ktep.org/post/drum-fill-friday-war-drugs-drummer-charlie-hall If you think my picks for these weekly puzzlers were hard, try guessing the ones selected by an actual drummer. Charlie Hall, who anchors the Philadelphia-based rock group <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/91730305/the-war-on-drugs" target="_blank">The War On Drugs</a>, is this week's guest quizmaster. He offers an eclectic, surprising and (for me anyway) challenging batch of fills and intros to identify. See how you do! Fri, 02 May 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 39851 at http://ktep.org Drum Fill Friday With The War On Drugs Drummer Charlie Hall Drum Fill Friday, From The Antlers' Michael Lerner http://ktep.org/post/drum-fill-friday-antlers-michael-lerner This week's puzzler comes courtesy Michael Lerner, drummer for the band The Antlers. Lerner is on the short list of current favorite drummers. His work is always melodic, never too busy or indulgent. But he also never settles for the straight up four on the floor. I found the fills he selected for this week's puzzler to be... challenging. But see what you think.<p>The Antlers' upcoming album, <em>Familiars</em>, is due out June 17. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 39391 at http://ktep.org Drum Fill Friday, From The Antlers' Michael Lerner Neil Young Covers Bert Jansch's 'Needle Of Death' http://ktep.org/post/neil-young-covers-bert-janschs-needle-death <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H47jI6xanA</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 19:02:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 39334 at http://ktep.org Neil Young Covers Bert Jansch's 'Needle Of Death' Drum Fill Friday, From Guest Quizmaster S. Carey http://ktep.org/post/drum-fill-friday-guest-quizmaster-s-carey This week's drum fills (and intros) were hand-selected, using only the finest ingredients, by Sean Carey. The <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/18073513/bon-iver" target="_blank">Bon Iver</a> drummer, who writes and records as <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/135111458/s-carey" target="_blank">S. Carey</a>, just released his second solo album, <em>Range Of Light</em>. I thought some of his picks for this week's puzzler were pretty challenging, but I managed to get three of the five right. See how you do! <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 38907 at http://ktep.org Drum Fill Friday, From Guest Quizmaster S. Carey Drum Fill Friday: Bride Of Drum Fill http://ktep.org/post/drum-fill-friday-bride-drum-fill People often stop me on the street and ask, "Dude, what's with Drum Fill Friday? How are you picking that stuff?" Most of the fills come to me in peyote-induced fever dreams. Otherwise, I mostly just pick songs that have moments in them - fills and intros - that make me want to air-drum. They aren't all legendary or particularly defining moments — just awesome moments. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 38464 at http://ktep.org Question Of The Week: The Last Song You'll Ever Hear? http://ktep.org/post/question-week-last-song-youll-ever-hear <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVBCE3gaNxc</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 17:44:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 38184 at http://ktep.org Name That Drum Fill: Revenge Of Drum Fill http://ktep.org/post/drum-fill-friday-april-4 This week's batch of drum fills comes from a mix of classic rock and pop, and more recent cuts. As always, I was drawn to them simply because I love the songs themselves and was captivated at some point by the percussion. Pro tip: If you don't recognize a fill, try matching the timbre of it — the power behind it, the sound of the recording, etc. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 38015 at http://ktep.org Drum Fill Friday: March 28 http://ktep.org/post/drum-fill-friday-march-28 You know what's awesome? Drum fills. A killer bass line is pretty great, too. And guitar solos. And melodies and chord progressions. But a really great drum fill is often the one thing that makes a song truly take off. Think of Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight" and try not to get <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOwAvW1CIJs" target="_blank">that song's classic fill</a> stuck in your head immediately.<p>The quiz is pretty simple. Just match the fill from each question to the song it's from. We include the artist's or band's names and album artwork to help you piece it all together. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:03:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 37552 at http://ktep.org Mr Little Jeans, 'Good Mistake' http://ktep.org/post/first-watch-mr-little-jeans-good-mistake Don't let the precious name fool you. Mr Little Jeans, a.k.a. Norwegian singer Monica Birkenes, makes propulsive, sometimes epic pop music with gnarled synth lines and alluring textures. In this brand new Mr Little Jeans video, for the moody song "Good Mistake," a trucker hopped up on meds finds himself traversing the haunted backroads of his past.<p>While the narrative for "Good Mistake" isn't immediately obvious, the imagery pulses with regret and yearning. The song "was written from a perspective of having done my fair share of mistakes," Birkenes tells us via email. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:03:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 37345 at http://ktep.org Mr Little Jeans, 'Good Mistake' Question Of The Week: Does The Death Of An Instrument Break Your Heart? http://ktep.org/post/question-week-does-death-instrument-break-your-heart Few things make us cringe quite like hearing about the untimely death of a musical instrument. A table or an appliance may be swept away by a hurricane, or a set of golf clubs may be mangled by baggage handlers, but they don't hold quite the emotional pull of seeing a crushed guitar or piano. It feels like something living has died.<p>Airports are ground zero for some of the most painful stories. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:15:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 37303 at http://ktep.org Question Of The Week: Does The Death Of An Instrument Break Your Heart? Question Of The Week, SXSW Edition: What's Your Fake Band Name? http://ktep.org/post/question-week-sxsw-edition-whats-your-fake-band-name Every year Bob Boilen, NPR Music's Stephen Thompson and I prepare for South by Southwest by listening to songs from roughly 1,500 artists. And when you go through that many bands you start to see trends in the names. The two most commonly occurring words are always — always — "black" and "DJ." In addition to those two, this year we noticed that "white" appears an awful lot, too, as does the name John. Michael, Paul and Jesse are also pretty popular. Go figure.<p>Using the power of Internology, we compiled a list of all (or nearly all) of the bands playing SXSW this year (there are a lot). Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:04:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 36354 at http://ktep.org Question Of The Week, SXSW Edition: What's Your Fake Band Name? Your Songs: A Listener-Generated Valentine's Day Playlist http://ktep.org/post/your-songs-listener-generated-valentines-day-playlist <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lFxGBB4UGU</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krf2fyazu_o</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhMzZ_KCp_E</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvSY4NYkySM</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6FXOVle3rs</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmOe27SJ3Yc</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYJwYjanCRQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIXs66BPooY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecxd9uzUbAE</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RwzdVHTNpXs</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 20:06:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 34837 at http://ktep.org Question Of The Week, Valentine's Day Edition: What's 'Your Song'? http://ktep.org/post/question-week-valentines-day-edition-whats-your-song <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muGsGIFheFY</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyYWBGpFMRQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y_9xLw1ooc</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:37:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 34524 at http://ktep.org Question Of The Week, Valentine's Day Edition: What's 'Your Song'? Song Premiere: Death, 'North Street' http://ktep.org/post/song-premiere-death-north-street When you listen to "North Street," a just-released song by the band <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/100333731/death">Death</a>, it's hard to believe it's more than 30 years old. The cut, with its urgent beat and relentlessly propulsive guitars, is part punk and part avant-garde rock. Death originally recorded the track in 1980, but it never saw the light of day — until now.<p>Death had a short and ultimately futile run in Detroit in the early to mid-1970s. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 34504 at http://ktep.org Song Premiere: Death, 'North Street' Beck On 'Morning Phase': The All Songs Considered Interview http://ktep.org/post/beck-morning-phase-all-songs-considered-interview <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukKOrldCiyQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIWbgR4vYiw</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 13:02:00 +0000 Robin Hilton 34103 at http://ktep.org Beck On 'Morning Phase': The All Songs Considered Interview