The xx, Dan Deacon, Frank Ocean And More

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

hide captionThe 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

  • Album: Coexist
  • Song: Angels
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  • "Angels"
  • Album: Coexist
  • Artist: The xx
  • Label: Young Turks
  • Released: 2012
 
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Frank Ocean

  • Album: Channel Orange
  • Song: Pilot Jones
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  • "Pilot Jones"
  • Album: Channel Orange
  • Artist: Frank Ocean
  • Label: Def Jam
  • Released: 2012
 
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Passion Pit

  • Album: Gossamer
  • Song: Carried Away
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  • "Carried Away"
  • Album: Gossamer
  • Artist: Passion Pit
  • Label: Sony
  • Released: 2012
 
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Dan Deacon

  • Album: America
  • Song: Lots

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

 
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Corb Lund

  • Album: Cabin Fever
  • Song: Dig Gravedigger Dig
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  • "Dig Gravedigger Dig"
  • Album: Cabin Fever
  • Artist: Corb Lund
  • Label: New West
  • Released: 2012
 
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Cate Le Bon

  • Album: Cyrk II
  • Song: What Is Worse
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  • "What Is Worse"
  • Album: Cyrk II
  • Artist: Cate Le Bon
  • Label: The Control Group
  • Released: 2012
 
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Amirali

  • Album: In Time
  • Song: Harmonious Song
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  • "Harmonious Song"
  • Album: In Time
  • Artist: Amirali
  • Label: Crosstown Rebels
  • Released: 2012
 
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She Keeps Bees

  • Album: Counter Charm
  • Song: Counter Charm
 

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