June 10th, 2014
Episode 526 of 744 episodes
On this week’s All Songs Considered: Premieres from pop giants The New Pornographers, hip-hop and R&B singer Mapei, the up-and-coming jangle-pop group Alvvays and more. After abandoning plans to open a donut shop, co-host Robin Hilton rejoins the program and is welcomed by host Bob Boilen, who shares an early preview of the upcoming New Pornographers album Brill Bruisers. It isn’t out until Aug. 26, but we’ve got the gloriously infectious title track. Robin follows with “Change,” an uplifting ode to the power of love and appreciating what you have in life, from the just-announced Mapei album Hey Hey. Last fall we featured the Stockholm-based singer’s song “Don’t Wait” on the show, shortly before it became a massive hit for her, propelled by her soaring voice and inspired mix of soul and electronics. Also on the program: New music from Moon Hooch, the Brooklyn-based trio we’ve been raving about for the past year for its sax-powered riff rock; The beautifully textured, moody music of Dawn Golden; A gritty turn for the idiosyncratic pop group Clap Your Hands Say Yeah; And the wistfully breezy, sunny-day pop of Alvvays.