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New Music: Mount Kimbie, Laura Mvula, Jagwar Ma, More

May 21st, 2013

Episode 460 of 797 episodes

This week on All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton offer up a musical sampler of many styles from around the world. There's an upbeat, atmospheric cut with amazing harmonies from the magnetic Laura Mvula, a voice you'll hear a lot more of this year; Firehorse's blazing combination of neo-soul, hip-hop and electronic beats; a heavy, hypnotic track from New York duo Small Multiples and some transfixing psych-pop from Jagwar Ma. NPR Music's electronic music gurus Otis Hart and Sami Yenigun also stop by to share their picks for some of the best new songs with beats: Otis has a danceable cut by London duo Mount Kimbie and Sami Yenigun brings some instrumental ear candy from Archie Pelago. Firehorse Album: Pills From Strangers Song: Fool Small Multiples Album: Small Multiples Song: Know My Name Mount Kimbie Album: Cold Spring Fault Less Youth Song: Made to Stray playlist Archie Pelago Album: Sly Gazabo Song: Avocado Roller Laura Mvula Album: Sing To The Moon Song: Green Garden Jagwar Ma Album: Howlin' Song: What Love

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