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The xx, Dan Deacon, Frank Ocean And More

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The xx (clockwise from upper left), Cate Le Bon, Frank Ocean and Dan Deacon.

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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.

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The xx

  • Song: Angels
  • From: Coexist
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Coexist
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Frank Ocean

  • Song: Pilot Jones
  • From: Channel Orange
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Channel Orange
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Passion Pit

  • Song: Carried Away
  • From: Gossamer
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Gossamer
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2012

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Dan Deacon

  • Song: Lots
  • From: America

America is available for pre-order on Domino's website.

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Corb Lund

  • Song: Dig Gravedigger Dig
  • From: Cabin Fever
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Cabin Fever
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New West
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2012

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Cate Le Bon

  • Song: What Is Worse
  • From: Cyrk II
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2012

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Amirali

  • Song: Harmonious Song
  • From: In Time
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She Keeps Bees

  • Song: Counter Charm
  • From: Counter Charm
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