All Songs Considered



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Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton spin new music from emerging bands and musical icons.


Lykke Li, The Elephant 6 Orchestra, Sparks, More

October 27th, 2008

Episode 187 of 714 episodes

Sweden has been producing some of the best pop music of the past decade. On our latest mix we've got new music from singer Lykke Li (pronounced Leaky-Lee), and the sprawling, 30-member group I'm From Barcelona. Also on the show: the British band Wild Beasts with their oddly titled new song "Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants;" the wildly strange and wonderful Sparks; twin sisters and the former drummer for Secret Machines form the band School of Seven Bells; and the influential Elephant 6 Orchestra reunites for a magical and historic live performance.