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The xx, Dan Deacon, Frank Ocean And More

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On this edition of All Songs Considered, hear the first new song from The xx since the group's stunning debut in 2009. "Angels" is a sensitive love song, and fantastically sparse in instrumentation, aside from a booming bass.

Also on the show: a masterfully restrained song from Frank Ocean's first full-length studio album; a premiere of the song "Counter Charm" from the Brooklyn-based duo, She Keeps Bees; euphoric electro-pop from Passion Pit; the wildly infectious artist Dan Deacon and his ecstatic new album, America; Iranian-Canadian producer Amirali; Canadian country singer Corb Lund; and singer Cate Le Bon channels Nico.

Listen to the entire discussion above and hear the individual tracks played below.

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Angels

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The xx

  • Song: Angels
  • from Coexist

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Pilot Jones

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Frank Ocean

  • Song: Pilot Jones
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Carried Away

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Passion Pit

  • Song: Carried Away
  • from Gossamer

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Lots

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Dan Deacon

  • Song: Lots
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Dig Gravedigger Dig

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Corb Lund

  • Song: Dig Gravedigger Dig
  • from Cabin Fever

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What Is Worse

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  • Song: What Is Worse
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Harmonious Song

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Amirali

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Counter Charm

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She Keeps Bees

  • Song: Counter Charm
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