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Summer Music Preview 2012 :Premieres From Cat Power, Avett Brothers, The Antlers And More

June 27th, 2012

Episode 407 of 811 episodes

This week on All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton offer sneak previews of some of the summer's most anticipated releases. The show opens with JEFF The Brotherhood's roll-down-the-windows jam, "Country Life," followed by the new Spoon/Wolf Parade/New Bomb Turks supergroup Divine Fits and their effortlessly cool, "Would That Not Be Nice?". English singer-songwriter Bill Fay returns with his first new album in 40 years, while Cat Power returns after a six-year hiatus with what may be her best album ever. A year after releasing a spectacular full-length record, The Antlers are back with a surprise EP of pure sonic bliss. Later on the show, Bob and Robin are joined by resident hip-hop expert Frannie Kelley of The Record who selects, as Robin says, a "dope" track from Nas; and Patrick Jarenwattananon of A Blog Supreme picks jazz trumpeter (and coincidentally nephew of Nas collaborator and saxophonist Donald Harrison), Christian Scott. The show ends with Lars Gotrich's pick, the crushing and explosive "Even If You Knew" from Six Organs of Admittance. Jeff the Brotherhood Album: Hypnotic Nights Song: Country Life Hypnotic Nights will be released on July 17th on Warner Bros. Records. Divine Fits Album: A Thing Called the Divine Fits Song: Would That Not Be Nice A Thing Called The Divine Fits will be released on Aug 28th on Merge Records. Grizzly Bear Album: TBD Song: Sleeping Ute The as-yet-unnamed album will be released on September 18th on Warp Records. Cat Power Album: Sun Song: Cherokee Note: This song can be heard in the full version of All Songs Considered. Click the link at the top of the page to "Hear The Discussion." You can also hear the new Cat Power single, "Ruin," on the All Songs Considered blog. Nas Album: Life Is Good Song: Accident Murderers feat. Rick Ross (Produced by No I.D.) You can hear this song on the artist's SoundCloud page. Life is Good will be released on July 17th on Island Def Jam. Christian Scott Album: Christian aTunde Adjuah Song: Spy Boy/Flag Boy Christian aTunde Adjuah will be released on July 31st on Concord. The Very Best Album: MTMTMK Song: We OK MTMTMK will be released on July 17th on Moshi Moshi and Cooperative Records. Bill Fay Album: Life Is People Song: Never Ending Happening Life Is People will be released on August 21st on Dead Oceans. Avett Brothers Album: The Carpenter Song: Live and Die The Carpenter will be released on September 11th on Universal Records. Ivan & Alyosha Album: All The Times We Had Song: Be Your Man All The Times We Had will be released on August 7th on Missing Piece Records. Sean Rowe Album: The Salesman and the Shark Song: Horses The Salesman and the Shark will be released on August 28th on ANTI-. The Antlers Album: Undersea Song: Crest Undersea will be released on July 24th on ANTI-. \Six Organs of Admittance Album: Ascent Song: Even If You Knew Ascent will be released on August 21st on Drag City.

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