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

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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
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Duets II
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Tony Bennett
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2011

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The Sea

  • Artist: Exitmusic
  • Album: From Silence

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The Sea
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From Silence
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Exitmusic
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Secretly Canadian
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2011

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Halfway

  • Artist: Milagres
  • Album: Glowing Mouth

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Halfway
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Glowing Mouth
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Milagres
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Kill Rock Stars
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2011

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Little Lap Dog Lullaby

  • Artist: Laura Veirs
  • Album: Tumble Bee

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Little Lap Dog Lullaby
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Tumble Bee
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Laura Veirs
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Raven Marching
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2011

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Haru Spring

  • Artist: Harold Budd
  • Album: In the Mist

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Haru Spring
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In the Mist
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Harold Budd
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Darla Distribution
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2011

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Stuff

  • Artist: Pujol
  • Album: Nasty, Brutish, and Short

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Stuff
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Nasty, Brutish, and Short
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Pujol
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Saddle Creek Records
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2011

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The Heart Is Willing

  • Artist: A.A. Bondy
  • Album: Believers

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The Heart is Willing
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Believers
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A.A. Bondy
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Fat Possum
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2011

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A New Day

  • Artist: The Olivia Tremor Control
  • Album: Black Foliage: Animation Music

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A New Day
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Black Foliage: Animation Music
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The Olivia Tremor Control
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Blue Rose
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1999

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