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April 14th, 2010
Episode 275 of 784 episodes
San Diego-based producer Rafter Roberts has worked with artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Fiery Furnaces and Rocket From the Crypt. But he's also known for his own solo work, and is about to release his fourth album under the name Rafter. We've got a preview cut on this edition of All Songs Considered. Also on the program: the Canadian supergroup Broken Social Scene, a deluxe reissue from the electro-pop group Passion Pit, the strangely named Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Japan's quirky pop trio Chatmonchy and Ethiopian jazz artist Mulatu Astatke.