July 17th, 2012
Episode 410 of 716 episodes
On this edition ofAll Songs Considered, hear the first new song fromThe xxsince the group's stunning debut in 2009. "Angels" is a sensitive love song, and fantastically sparse in instrumentation, aside from a booming bass.Also on the show: a masterfully restrained song fromFrank Ocean's first full-length studio album; a premiere of the song "Counter Charm" from the Brooklyn-based duo, She Keeps Bees; euphoric electro-pop fromPassion Pit; the wildly infectious artistDan Deaconand his ecstatic new album,America;Iranian-Canadian producerAmirali; Canadian country singer Corb Lund; and singerCate Le Bonchannels Nico.The xx - AngelsFrank Ocean - Pilot JonesPassion Pit - Carried AwayDan Deacon - LotsCorb Lund - Dig Gravedigger DigCate Le Bon - What Is WorseAmirali - Harmonious SongShe Keeps Bees - Counter Charm
Jessica Helfand and Michael Bierut explore how design works within complex organizations to shape decisions, ideas, products, and more. Guests include clients from many industries and designers in many fields. Recorded at the Yale School of Management.