Jens Lekman, Amanda Palmer, Swans, The Sea And Cake, More

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On this week's show hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share some of their favorite new discoveries, including the Kate Bush-inspired Swedish duo Niki And The Dove, German experimental pianist Nils Frahm, and a surprising new album from singer Amanda Palmer.

Also on the show: the best new music in a decade from the Chicago-based band Sea And Cake; the inimitable storytelling of Swedish pop singer Jens Lekman; and an epic new album from post-punk veterans Swans.

This Week's Essential Listening: Jens Lekman, Amanda Palmer, More

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Jens Lekman

  • Song: I Know What Love Isn't
  • From: I Know What Love Isn't
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Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra

  • Song: Smile (Pictures or It Didn't Happen)
  • From: Theatre Is Evil
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Smile (Pictures or It Didn't Happen)
Album
Theatre Is Evil
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Amanda Palmer and the Grand Theft Orchestra
Label
8ft. Records
Released
2012

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Omar Rodriguez Lopez

  • Song: People Feeding
  • From: Octopus Kool Aid
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Nils Frahm

  • Song: Familiar
  • From: Felt
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Familiar
Album
Felt
Artist
Nils Frahm
Label
Erased Tapes Records
Released
2011

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Swans

  • Song: Mother Of The World
  • From: The Seer
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