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Hosts/nerds Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are your friendly music buddies with the week's best new music discoveries, including conversations with emerging artists, icons and more. Hear songs that can completely change your day, with humor, heart and (sometimes) a whole lot of noise. Directions for use: Morning commute, the gym, or alone time. (If rash persists, discontinue use.)

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New Music: Boards of Canada, A Sharon Van Etten-Shearwater Duet, Thundercat, More

May 28th, 2013

Episode 461 of 797 episodes

Last month the Scottish electronic duo Boards Of Canada released a series of mysterious recordings of a voice reading a set of numbers. Clever fans soon realized that the numbers were a code that, once entered, in order, online, revealed a video announcing Tomorrow's Harvest, the group's first new album in eight years. On this week's All Songs Considered we finally get a preview of the album with a brand new Boards Of Canada song "Reach For The Dead." Also on the show: Dark electronica from Natasha Kmeto; the wildly inventive, funktacular artist Thundercat; and singer Sharon Van Etten joins Jonathan Meiburg of the band Shearwater to cover the 1981 Stevie Nicks-Tom Petty song "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around." We've also got a beautiful new tune from folk singer Laura Veirs and American Primitive-style guitarist Glenn Jones. Boards of Canada Album: Tomorrow's Harvest Song: Reach For The Dead Natasha Kmeto Album: Crisis Song: Crisis Thundercat Album: Apocalypse Song: Oh Sheit It's X Shearwater and Sharon Van Etten Song: Stop Draggin' My Heart Around Laura Veirs Album: Warp And Weft Song: Sun Song Glenn Jones Album: My Garden State Song: Going Back to East Montgomery Song: Going Back to East Montgomery

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