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Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)

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Bettye LaVette, Sleigh Bells, Buzzcocks, More

May 25th, 2010

Episode 282 of 797 episodes

The Brooklyn-based electro-rock duo Sleigh Bells specializes in sensory overload. The band's thrilling debut album, Treats, is a full-on assault, with explosive beats, startling guitar riffs and some intense screeching from singer Alexis Krauss. On this edition of All Songs Considered we've got the song "Tell 'Em" from Treats. Also on the show: One-man chillwave band Toro Y Moi, the innocent but edgy music of Secret Cities, evocative instrumental band Accordion, Iceland's neo classical artist Olafur Arnalds, remembering the British punk-pop group The Buzzcocks, Chicago's Light Pollution, and soul singer Bettye LaVette covers some well-known rock classics.

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