Bjork Rocks The iPad, Andrew Bird Covers Kermit, More

Clockwise from top left: Bjork, Andrew Bird, R.E.M.

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This week: The rise of the machines. The latest edition of All Songs Considered begins with a demonstration of the iPhone application Songify, which magically turns Bob Boilen's standard show introduction into beautiful music. Bob's not the only one with mobile app fever: This week's show includes the first single from Bjork's forthcoming album Biophilia, which will be released as an interactive experience for touch-screen devices.

Also on this episode of All Songs: premieres from the L.A. pop quintet Grouplove and the Scottish post-punk band We Were Promised Jetpacks, Andrew Bird's contribution to an all-star Muppets tribute, celebrating the 25th anniversary of a classic from R.E.M., and new music from the unsung veterans in Teddybears, with a little help from The Flaming Lips.

Bjork Rocks The iPad, Andrew Bird Covers Kermit, More

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Silence

  • Artist: Herzog
  • Album: Search

Learn more about this release at Exit Stencil Recordings.

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Tongue-Tied

  • Artist: Grouplove
  • Album: Never Trust a Happy Song

Learn more about this release at Grouplove's website.

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Begin the Begin

  • Artist: R.E.M.
  • Album: Lifes Rich Pageant (25th Anniversary Edition)

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Begin the Begin
Album
Lifes Rich Pageant (25th Anniversary Edition)
Artist
R.E.M.
Label
Capitol
Released
2011

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'Bein' Green' performed by Andrew Bird

  • Artist: Various Artists
  • Album: Muppets: The Green Album

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'Bein' Green' performed by Andrew Bird
Album
The Green Album
Artist
Various Artists
Label
Walt Disney Records
Released
2011

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Crystal Meth Christian (feat. The Flaming Lips)

  • Artist: Teddybears
  • Album: Devil's Music

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Crystal Meth Christian (feat. The Flaming Lips)
Album
Devil's Music
Artist
Teddybears
Label
Big Beat
Released
2010

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Kids

  • Artist: The Features
  • Album: Wilderness

Learn more about this release at The Features' website.

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Act on Impulse

  • Artist: We Were Promised Jetpacks
  • Album: In the Pit of the Stomach

Learn more about this release at We Were Promised Jetpacks' website.

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