July 19th, 2010
Episode 292 of 774 episodes
Rock guitarist and singer Liz Phair is back from a five-year hiatus with one of the most unusual and creative albums of her career, but hardly anyone has noticed. That's because she quietly self-released the record on her website, over the fourth of July weekend. On this edition of All Songs Considered we share a cut from the new album Funstyle. Also on the show: A gorgeous new solo record from Bon Iver drummer Sean Carey; a mesmerizing sound collage from The Books; feel-good garage rock from Agent Ribbons; new-folk singer David Dondero; Icelandic artist Olof Arnalds; jazz pianist Vijay Iyer covers a classic pop song from the '80s; and the New York-based rock group Ra Ra Riot returns with an epic sophomore release.