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Dinosaur Jr. Returns, Metal From Baroness, Son Lux And More

July 10th, 2012

Episode 409 of 730 episodes

On this week's All Songs Considered, listen to what happens when Robin takes a chance on an album based solely on its cover art, and when Bob brings on a surprise guest who makes our ears bleed. The forthcoming album from Taken By Trees, the solo project of Victoria Bergsman, was inspired by a recent trip to Hawaii. Premiering here, "Dreams" is a tropical, slightly sultry song. Also inspired by landscapes, Son Lux (also known as Ryan Lott) created the song "Resound" for a compilation album of musical vignettes inspired by the remote countryside of Iceland. Lott used samples of My Brightest Diamond vocalist Shara Worden's voice and the sound of a piano shattered by a baseball bat to create an ethereal song. Also on the show, Bob Boilen schools Robin Hilton on their bet from last week by twisting the numbers a bit, but the search for the Albums Everyone Can Love is far from over. You can hear the entire discussion above and listen to each track discussed below. Dinosaur Jr. Album: I Bet On Sky Song: Watch The Corners Young Rapids Album: Day Light Savings Song: Discussion Woodpecker! Album: Thanks Anyway Song: Paperbacks With Paragraphs Underlined Taken By Trees Album: Dreams Song: Dreams (Album Version) Son Lux Album: Outliers, Vol. I: Iceland Song: Son Lux - Resound Baroness Album: Yellow & Green Song: Take My Bones Away Ponderosa Album: Pool Party Song: Get A Gun

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