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Brass Bed, Bombino, KEN Mode, Waxahatchee, More

February 19th, 2013

Episode 440 of 811 episodes

This weekAll Songs Considered, is brought to you in part by the letter B. Robin Hilton starts it off with Louisiana natives Brass Bed and the group's addictive rock-pop stylings with the song "Cold Chicory." Bob Boilen introduces a track that he can't help but shout about by the Nigerian artist Bombino. The Tuareg guitarist supplies an edgy new cut from his new recordNomad, produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. We also hear a track off of the new record from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds calledPush The Sky Away;and Waxahatchee draws us in with the heartfelt and intimate "Hollow Bedroom." Brainstorm speeds things back up with the group's infectious and blissful "She Moves." We close with a visit from NPR Music's resident Viking Lars Gotrich, who introduces us to KEN Mode's blistering (and appropriately titled) cut "Your Heartwarming Story Makes Me Sick." 1. Brass Bed - Cold Chickory 2. Bombino - Amidine 3. Benoit Pioulard - Margin 4. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Water's Edge 5. Waxahatchee - Hollow Bedroom 6. Brainstorm - She Moves 7. KEN Mode - Your Heartwarming Story Makes Me Sick

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