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Summer's almost over, but if this year's warm-weather months weren't everything you hoped they'd be, there's one heck of a consolation prize around the corner: loads and loads of great new music.

This week on All Songs Considered, NPR Music's Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson and The Record critic Ann Powers join hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to talk about some of the releases they're most looking forward to coming out this fall. That includes a new multimedia "app" album from Bjork, Feist's long-awaited follow-up to 2007's The Reminder and a sophomore effort from Real Estate. Also on the program: The prolific drone-rock artist Atlas Sound is back with more new music, veteran English folksinger June Tabor reunites with The Oyster Band, and Swedish story-song artist Jens Lekman spins a fantastic new tale. Plus, hear new discoveries from Gem Club, Gringo Star, Gauntlet Hair and more.

2011 Fall Music Preview

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  • from Count Yer Lucky Stars
  • by Gringo Star

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Count Yer Lucky Stars
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Gringo Star
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Gigantic
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2011

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By Your Hand

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By Your Hand

  • from Hello Sadness
  • by Los Campesinos!

Learn more about this release at Los Campesinos!' website.

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Chair

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Chair

  • from Lights Out
  • by Big Deal

Learn more about this release at Big Deal's website.

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Bonny Bunch of Roses

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Bonny Bunch of Roses

  • from Ragged Kingdom
  • by June Tabor & Oysterband

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Ragged Kingdom
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Topic
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2011

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Twins

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Twins

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  • by Gem Club

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Breakers
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Breakers
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Gem Club
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Hardly Art
Released
2011

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Video Games

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Video Games

  • from Video Games
  • by Lana Del Rey

Learn more about this release at Stranger Records.

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Terra Incognita

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Terra Incognita

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  • by Atlas Sound
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My Day

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My Day

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Is The World Strange Or Am I Strange?
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25th Frame
Released
2011

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An Argment with Myself

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An Argment with Myself

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  • by Jens Lekman

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An Argument with Myself
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Jens Lekman
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Secretly Canadian
Released
2011

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Keep Time

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Keep Time

  • from Gauntlet Hair
  • by Gauntlet Hair

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Gauntlet Hair
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Gauntlet Hair
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Dead Oceans
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2011

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Night or Day

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Night or Day

  • from Follow Your Heart
  • by Cubic Zirconia

Learn more about this release at Fool's Gold Records.

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Replicate

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Replicate

  • from Replicate
  • by Fanfarlo

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How Come You Never Go There

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  • by Feist
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Metals
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Feist
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Interscope
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2011

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