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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: Superchunk, John Vanderslice, Lily & Madeleine, More

June 4th, 2013

Episode 462 of 797 episodes

We're about to get deep into our "Best Of The Year (So Far)" coverage - and our annual summer music preview. But before we do, we've still got a lot of great music from the first half of 2013 to share. On this week's All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton play new releases from some beloved artists who made some amazing records in the '90s, then went on extended breaks. Hear return singles from the power pop band Superchunk, Stephin Merritt's lyrical pop group Future Bible Heroes and Sean Nelson, former frontman for the Seattle rock band Harvey Danger.Also on the program: Great new psych-rock from the band Crocodiles; Pete Yorn's new Brit Pop-inspired band The Olms; glossy electronica from the Australian group Alpine; pipe organ pop from Anna Von Hausswolff; the strange new sounds of John Vanderslice and experimental rock artist Dirty Beaches; the ridiculously charming and sweet harmonies of the sister duo Lily & Madeleine; and an epic jam from the Lawrence, KS rock group Hospital Ships.Plus, hear the absurd (but so very true) story of how Bob injured his leg, and how he's getting around the new NPR offices without crutches.Artist: SuperchunkAlbum: I Hate MusicSong: FOHArtist: Future Bible HeroesAlbum: PartygoingSong: Drink Is Just the ThingArtist: Sean NelsonAlbum: Make Good ChoicesSong: Kicking Me Out Of The BandArtist: CrocodilesAlbum: Crimes Of PassionSong: Teardrop GuitarArtist: The OlmsAlbum: OlmsSong: On the LineArtist: AlpineAlbum: A Is for AlpineSong: HandsArtist: Anna von HausswolffAlbum: CeremonySong: Funeral for My Future ChildrenArtist: John VandersliceAlbum: Dagger BeachSong: North Coast RepArtist: Dirty BeachesAlbum: Drifters/Love Is the DevilSong: Casino LisboaArtist: Lily & MadeleineAlbum: Weight of the GlobeSong: These Great ThingsArtist: Hospital ShipsAlbum: Destruction in Yr SoulSong: Come Back to Life

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