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New Mix: James Blake Sings, Cowboy Junkies On Vic Chesnutt, And More

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New Mix: James Blake Sings, Cowboy Junkies On Vic Chesnutt, And More

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New Mix: James Blake Sings, Cowboy Junkies On Vic Chesnutt, And More

New Mix: James Blake Sings, Cowboy Junkies On Vic Chesnutt, And More

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Clockwise from top left: First Aid Kit, James Blake, Yuck, Apex Manor.

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When Jack White gives his blessing on a new project, good things often follow. In this case, White's gaze has fallen to the young Swedish sisters in First Aid Kit. He recently recorded their cover of the blues classic "It Hurts Me, Too." White's Third Man Records Blue Series plans to release a split single with that song and a cover of Buffy Sainte-Marie's "Universal Soldier." In the meantime, you can hear First Aid Kit on this week's edition of All Songs Considered.

Also on the program: Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share new discoveries from the bands Yuck and Ducktails; Cowboy Junkies' tribute to the late singer Vic Chesnutt; Electronic artist James Blake tries his hand at singing, and we hear from Apex Manor, a band inspired by a songwriting challenge from NPR Music contributor Carrie Brownstein.

Checking Up and Out: New Music From James Blake, Swedish Sister Duo

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It Hurts Me, Too

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It Hurts Me, Too

  • from Universal Soldier/It Hurts Me, Too
  • by First Aid Kit
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I'll See You Around

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I'll See You Around

  • from Demons
  • by Cowboy Junkies

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Operation

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Operation

  • from Yuck
  • by Yuck
Cover for Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics

Art Vandelay

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Art Vandelay

  • from Ducktails III: Arcade Dynamics
  • by Ducktails
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The Wilhelm Scream

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The Wilhelm Scream

  • from James Blake
  • by James Blake
Cover for The Year of Magical Drinking

Southern Decline

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Southern Decline

  • from The Year of Magical Drinking
  • by Apex Manor

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