New Mix: Exitmusic, Harold Budd, Laura Veirs, More

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Clockwise from upper left: Exitmusic, Milagres, Harold Budd.

Clockwise from upper left: Exitmusic, Milagres, Harold Budd.

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This week on All Songs Considered, youth and age find a way to meet in the middle. A still-kicking Tony Bennett teams up with the still freakishly young Lady Gaga on his new Duets II; Laura Veirs, who was very pregnant the last time she visited NPR, celebrates her new motherhood with a children's album; and Harold Budd, the wizened experimental composer who announced his retirement from music years ago, reemerges with one of the most beautiful albums of his career. Also on this episode: Exitmusic and Milagres, two New York bands with a fondness for echoing drums and spooky falsetto.

For a limited time, head to our First Listen series to hear new albums from Tony Bennett, Harold Budd and A.A. Bondy in their entirety.

New Mix: Exitmusic, Harold Budd, Laura Veirs, More

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The Lady Is A Tramp feat. Lady Gaga

  • Artist: Tony Bennett
  • Album: Duets II
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  • "The Lady Is a Tramp feat. Lady Gaga"
  • Album: Duets II
  • Artist: Tony Bennett
  • Released: 2011
 
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The Sea

  • Artist: Exitmusic
  • Album: From Silence
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  • "The Sea"
  • Album: From Silence
  • Artist: Exitmusic
  • Label: Secretly Canadian
  • Released: 2011
 
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Halfway

  • Artist: Milagres
  • Album: Glowing Mouth
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  • "Halfway"
  • Album: Glowing Mouth
  • Artist: Milagres
  • Label: Kill Rock Stars
  • Released: 2011
 
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Little Lap Dog Lullaby

  • Artist: Laura Veirs
  • Album: Tumble Bee
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  • "Little Lap Dog Lullaby"
  • Album: Tumble Bee
  • Artist: Laura Veirs
  • Label: Raven Marching
  • Released: 2011
 
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Haru Spring

  • Artist: Harold Budd
  • Album: In the Mist
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  • "Haru Spring"
  • Album: In the Mist
  • Artist: Harold Budd
  • Label: Darla Distribution
  • Released: 2011
 
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Stuff

  • Artist: Pujol
  • Album: Nasty, Brutish, and Short
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  • "Stuff"
  • Album: Nasty, Brutish, and Short
  • Artist: Pujol
  • Label: Saddle Creek Records
  • Released: 2011
 
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The Heart Is Willing

  • Artist: A.A. Bondy
  • Album: Believers
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  • Album: Believers
  • Artist: A.A. Bondy
  • Label: Fat Possum
  • Released: 2011
 
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A New Day

  • Artist: The Olivia Tremor Control
  • Album: Black Foliage: Animation Music
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  • Album: Black Foliage: Animation Music
  • Artist: The Olivia Tremor Control
  • Label: Blue Rose
  • Released: 1999
 

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