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New Music: Baths, Jim Jarmusch, Sam Phillips, More

May 14th, 2013

Episode 459 of 811 episodes

We kick this week's show off with a lot of noise from filmmaker (and past guest DJ on All Songs Considered) Jim Jarmusch and his gloriously gritty side project called SQÜRL. The band, with Carter Logan and producer/engineer Shane Stoneback, originally formed to score the 2009 Jarmusch film The Limits Of Control. SQÜRL has a new, self-titled EP coming out this month and we've got a preview cut called "Pink Dust." Also on the show: Remarkable new electronic music from Baths; the atmospheric English pop trio Daughter; beautiful, ramshackle pop from singer Sam Phillips; power punk and a healthy dose of humor from The Front Bottoms and the melodic and transfixing rock of Lemuria. Songs Featured On This Episode SQÜRL Album: SQÜRL Song: Pink Dust Baths Album: Obsidian Song: Worsening Daughter Album: If You Leave Song: Youth Sam Phillips Album: Push Any Button Song: No Time Like Now The Front Bottoms Album: Talon Of The Hawk Song: Au Revoir Lemuria Album: The Distance Is So Big Song: Oahu, Hawaii

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