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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 The Knife, Four Tet And (Oh Yeah) My Bloody Valentine

February 5th, 2013

Episode 438 of 811 episodes

We had this show all wrapped up last Friday. It was totally in the can! Then My Bloody Valentine dropped its highly anticipated new album over the weekend and threw our previously recorded show into total chaos! But hey, it was worth it. We (and all the other My Bloody Valentine fans out there) have been waiting more than 20 years for this! Hear a new cut from the album and tell us what you think in the comments section. Also on this week's episode: Bob and Robin contemplate their own mortality while sharing some of the great music they've been listening to, including Youth Lagoon's upcoming release, Wondrous Bughouse; a jubilant premiere from Cloud Cult; a dreamy sample from storyteller Grouper; the gorgeous instrumentals of Malian musician Ballaké Sissoko; and a track from another much-anticipated album, courtesy of Swedish electronica giants, The Knife. Plus NPR Music's Sami Yenigun stops by to share a brand new track from "KH," otherwise known as electronica heavyweight Four Tet. Artists Featured On The Show My Bloody Valentine Album: m b v Song: She Found Now Youth Lagoon Album: Wondrous Bughouse Song: Dropla Grouper Album: The Man Who Died In His Boat Song: Vital Cloud Cult Album: Love Song: Complicated Creation Ballaké Sissoko Album: At Peace Song: Maimouna Four Tet Album: TEXT022 Song: TEXT022 The Knife Album: Shaking The Habitual Song: Full Of Fire

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