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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.)


New Music From Andrew Bird, Julianna Barwick, And More

January 31st, 2012

Episode 382 of 797 episodes

The latest mix from All Songs Considered includes a sneak preview of Andrew Bird's highly anticipated new album Break It Yourself, the hypnotic harmonies of Julianna Barwick, sweet pop from Hospitality and a couple of CDs picked solely for their cover art, from the bands Thee American Revolution and Artificial Lover. Also on the show: the surprising and elusive music of Spoek Mathambo, and NPR Music's Frannie Kelley joins hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to share one of her favorite new hip-hop songs of the year from the artist known as INDEED. Andrew Bird Album: Break It Yourself Song: Eyeoneye Hospitality Album: Hospitality Song: Liberal Arts iNDEED Album: iNDEED Song: Black Tears Spoek Mathambo Album: Father Creeper Song: Stuck Together Julianna Barwick Album: Never Change Song: Never Change Artificial Lover Album: Nava Song: Happy Nightmare Thee American Revolution Album: Buddha Electrostorm Song: Electric Flame

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