Two side notes: if you haven't checked out or followed NPR's Tumblr, do yourself a happy favor. I've been scrolling for the past few hours and it just reaffirms my adoration for their staff. I've got nothing but nerd love for NPR and I don't know how to quit you.
And I am having a private love affair with Ben Howard. Have you heard his new album Every Kingdom? Ohmydays. I first heard his song "The Wolves" on WXPN's World Cafe and couldn't focus on my work for a whole 5 minutes after that. At first I thought "Wow. Damien Rice is back with a more robust sound". Once I found out the voice in fact belonged to English singer Ben Howard I pretty much was hooked. Check out his other tune "The Fear" as well. Enjoy!