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All Songs Considered

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

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

May 28th, 2013

Episode 461 of 731 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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