New Music From The Black Keys, Jónsi, Drake And More

Clockwise from top left: Jonsi, Drake, Olof Arnalds, The Black Keys, The Antlers.

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Sinners repent, for the end of the year is nigh. Starting soon, NPR Music will begin looking back on the best music of 2011 — but this week's All Songs sneaks a few new releases under the wire before all the counting down begins. Perhaps the biggest surprise is a new record from Jónsi, the Sigur Rós frontman who released his dazzling solo debut last year, and has been mostly quiet since then. Jonsi is behind the original soundtrack for the upcoming Cameron Crowe film We Bought a Zoo; this week's show has a premiere of the song "Gathering Stories."

Also on this episode: a straight-ahead rocker from The Black Keys, a slow jam with an engaging backstory from Drake, some nostalgic emoting from Real Estate and Future Islands, and cover tunes from The Antlers and Ólöf Arnalds.

New Music From Jonsi, The Black Keys, Drake And More

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The Black Keys

  • Album: El Camino
  • Song: Run Right Back
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  • "Run Right Back"
  • Album: El Camino
  • Artist: The Black Keys
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Released: 2011
 
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Real Estate

  • Album: Days
  • Song: It's Real
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  • "It's Real "
  • Album: Days
  • Artist: Real Estate
  • Label: Domino
  • Released: 2011
 
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Ólöf Arnalds

  • Album: Ólöf Sings
  • Song: With Tomorrow / I'm On Fire
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  • "With Tomorrow / I'm On Fire"
  • Album: Ólöf Sings
  • Artist: Ólöf Arnalds
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Released: 2011
 
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Drake

  • Album: Take Care [Clean]
  • Song: Take Care


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  • "Take Care"
  • Album: Take Care [Clean]
  • Artist: Drake
  • Label: Cash Money Records
  • Released: 2011
 
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The Antlers

  • Album: (together)
  • Song: VCR (The xx cover)

Learn more about this release at The Antlers' website.

 
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Future Islands

  • Album: On The Water
  • Song: Where I Found You
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  • "Where I Found You"
  • Album: On The Water
  • Artist: Future Islands
  • Label: Thrill Jockey
  • Released: 2011
 
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Jónsi

  • Album: We Bought a Zoo [Original Soundtrack]
  • Song: Gathering Stories
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  • "Gathering Stories"
  • Album: We Bought a Zoo [Original Soundtrack]
  • Artist: Jónsi
  • Label: Columbia
  • Released: 2011
 

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