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New Mix: Bon Iver, Dark Metal From Boris, Graveyard

Clockwise from upper left: Bon Iver, Boris, Graveyard.

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After winning over legions of fans with the deeply personal and hauntingly beautiful 2008 album For Emma, Forever Ago, Bon Iver is back with one of 2011's most anticipated follow-ups. On the forthcoming self-titled album, frontman Justin Vernon doesn't exorcise as many personal demons, and the songs aren't nearly as spare. But his heartbreaking falsetto is still the star. Bon Iver isn't due out until June 21, but you can hear the first single, "Calgary," on this week's episode of All Songs Considered.

Also on the program: The Lawrence, Kan.-based Hospital Ships (a.k.a. Jordan Geiger) channels The Beatles and Neutral Milk Hotel on its new album Lonely Twin; the bedroom recording project Dawn Golden and Rosy Cross (a.k.a. Dexter Totoriello); cosmic pop from Yellowbirds (a.k.a. Sam Cohen); a dystopian dance tune from the duo Yacht; and dark, brooding metal from the Japanese group Boris and the Swedish band Graveyard.

New Mix: Bon Iver, Boris, Graveyard, More

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Calgary

  • Artist: Bon Iver
  • Album: Bon Iver

For more information on this album, visit Jagajaguwar's website.

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Blacks

  • Artist: Dawn Golden and Rosy Cross
  • Album: Blow EP

For more information on this EP, visit Dawn Golden and Rosy Cross on Tumblr.

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The Rest Of My Life

  • Artist: Yellowbirds
  • Album: The Color

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The Rest Of My Life
Album
The Color
Artist
Yellowbirds
Label
Royal Potato
Released
2011

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Hospital Ships

  • Artist: Hospital Ships
  • Album: Lonely Twin

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Hospital Ships
Album
Lonely Twin
Artist
Hospital Ships
Label
Graveface Records
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2011

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Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire)

  • Artist: YACHT
  • Album: Shangri-La

For more information on this album, visit YACHT's website.

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Hope

  • Artist: Boris
  • Album: Attention Please

Hear this entire album in our First Listen series until May 24.

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Hope
Album
Attention Please
Artist
Boris
Label
Sargent House
Released
2011

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Ain't Fit To Live Here

  • Artist: Graveyard
  • Album: Hisingen Blues

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Ain't Fit To Live Here
Album
Hisingen Blues
Artist
Graveyard
Label
Nuclear Blast
Released
2011

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