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Duologue are a 5-piece band from London. With a rich falsetto sitting neatly on top of a finely-crafted web of electronics and stringed instruments, they build memorable pop tunes that deserve repeated listens. Programmed loops and breakbeats blend perfectly with ambient, folk, and pop elements, making for an immersive sonic experience. The band stopped by to share some songs and to chat with Maia about making music without a drummer and going undercover while traveling.
A supplement called bovine colostrum could help 2016 Summer Olympic athletes battle Rio’s pollution.
Some of it was True offers a great new video from the London singer.
I have a seriously sartorial trailblazer for you on today's show: meet designer Courtney Allegra, who debuted her eponymous ready-to-wear women's line at last fall's LA Fashion Week. She's been featured on The Today Show alongside Rachel Roy, appeared in the pages of Seventeen, Girl's Life, Essence, Huff Po, and Avant Garde, and her label has been worn on the red carpet. She's also in high school. On today's show, you'll hear from Courtney about what it's like to launch and run a label at age 16, where she gets inspiration for her bold, fresh, sophisticated-yet-playful designs, and her amazing post-graduation ambitions. Plus, a playlist full of great songs off just a handful of this week's new releases - tracks in the mix from Dent May, The Dodos, Califone, and Franz Ferdinand (they're back!!) So tune in and get ahead of the fashion curb with Sew & Tell on BTR!
Tawiah is a South Londoner who attended The BRIT School, laying the foundation for a strong early start to her musical career. After going on to collaborate and perform with Mark Ronson, Erykah Badu, Cee Lo Green, Wale, and others (in case new listeners need some idea of the ridiculous level of talent she exhibits) she’s now focusing on her own music. Tawiah's own alternative soul has all the promise of the contemporaries she's been known to fill in for, like Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen.
The English chill-fi project lurking in the depths of Soundcloud.
It’s not all about London, Paris, and Rome. Here are some destinations off the beaten path that make for a great trip.
The South London folk quartet who can explain what they’re about in four tracks.
Fear and demand are pushing developments in surveillance technology and changing our privacy forever.
The accessible and economical arts showcase returns to Manhattan.

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