November 12th, 2013
Episode 487 of 715 episodes
On this episode of All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are still buzzing from the concerts they saw last week, from the spastic noise rock of (webcast ), to an intimate, joyful and humor-filled set by . Both shows offer a good excuse to revisit their respective 2013 albums: Dagger Beach from John Vanderslice, and Oh My Sexy Lord from Marijuana Deathsquads. Later, Bob and Robin are joined by NPR Music's Lars Gotrich. Lars is back this week with a massive, intricately woven song from Italian progressive metal band . The group's new album, Hemmed by Light, Shaped by Darkness, is streaming now on our . Also on the show: Bob tries to understand how the British psych rock band Toy managed to write a killer song with such a huge wall of sound; Liz Harris of and Brooklyn musician Jefre Candu-Ledesma collaborate on a new project called Raum, with a strange and mesmerizing sound; and the breezy pop band is back with a somewhat grittier sound on a new record called Trouble. Meanwhile the ghost of former All Songs intern Thor Slaughter just won't stop haunting the show. Pizza! Marijuana Deathsquads Album: Oh My Sexy Lord Song: Ewok Sadness Join the Dots Album: Join the Dots Song: Join the Dots "Join the Dots" is the title-track from Toy's sophomore release. At nearly eight minutes long, it's a mammoth and winding track, punctuated by bursts of psych-influenced punk intensity. Cover for Dagger Beach John Vanderslice Album: Dagger Beach Song: How the West Was Won Hospitality Album: Trouble Song: I Miss Your Bones Raum Album: In The Event Of Your Leaving Song: Blood Moon Ephel Duath Album: Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness Song: Feathers Under My Skin
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