Dinosaur Jr. Returns, Metal From Baroness, Son Lux And More

Clockwise from upper left: Dinosaur Jr., Victoria Bergsman of Taken By Trees, Baroness

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On this week's All Songs Considered, listen to what happens when Robin takes a chance on an album based solely on its cover art, and when Bob brings on a surprise guest who makes our ears bleed.

The forthcoming album from Taken By Trees, the solo project of Victoria Bergsman, was inspired by a recent trip to Hawaii. Premiering here, "Dreams" is a tropical, slightly sultry song. Also inspired by landscapes, Son Lux (also known as Ryan Lott) created the song "Resound" for a compilation album of musical vignettes inspired by the remote countryside of Iceland. Lott used samples of My Brightest Diamond vocalist Shara Worden's voice and the sound of a piano shattered by a baseball bat to create an ethereal song.

Also on the show, Bob Boilen schools Robin Hilton on their bet from last week by twisting the numbers a bit, but the search for the Albums Everyone Can Love is far from over. You can hear the entire discussion above and listen to each track discussed below.

New Music from Dinosaur Jr., Baroness, Son Lux and More

Cover for I Bet On Sky

Dinosaur Jr.

  • Album: I Bet On Sky
  • Song: Watch The Corners
 
Cover for Day Light Savings

Young Rapids

  • Album: Day Light Savings
  • Song: Discussion

This album is available for download on Bandcamp.

 
Cover for Thanks Anyway

Woodpecker!

  • Album: Thanks Anyway
  • Song: Paperbacks With Paragraphs Underlined
 
Cover for Dreams

Taken By Trees

  • Album: Dreams
  • Song: Dreams (Album Version)
 
Cover for Outliers, Vol. I: Iceland

Son Lux

  • Album: Outliers, Vol. I: Iceland
  • Song: Son Lux - Resound

This album is available for purchase and download on Bandcamp.

 
Cover for Yellow & Green

Baroness

  • Album: Yellow & Green
  • Song: Take My Bones Away

Stream the album, 'Yellow And Green', in its entirety here, with NPR's First Listen.

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  • "Take My Bones Away"
  • Album: Yellow & Green
  • Artist: Baroness
  • Label: Relapse
  • Released: 2012
 
Cover for Pool Party

Ponderosa

  • Album: Pool Party
  • Song: Get A Gun
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  • "Get A Gun"
  • Album: Pool Party
  • Artist: Ponderosa
  • Label: New West
  • Released: 2012
 

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  • Album: Pool Party
  • Artist: Ponderosa
  • Label: New West
  • Released: 2012
 

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