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This Week's Mix: Local Natives, The Who, Gospel Claws, More

Clockwise from top: Local Natives, IO Echo, Angel Olsen, cover art for Gospel Claws and The Who's Quadrophenia.

hide captionClockwise from top: Local Natives, IO Echo, Angel Olsen, cover art for Gospel Claws and The Who's Quadrophenia.

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Bob Boilen has had a ban on seeing arena rock shows for more than 30 years, but it may ending. He recently saw The Who at a mega-dome concert, performing one of Bob's favorite albums in its entirety. On this edition of All Songs Considered, hear a cut from that record and why Bob loves it so much.

Also on the show: Hear a cut from the upcoming Local Natives record, Hummingbird, the band's much-anticipated sophomore followup to 2010's Gorilla Manor. We've also got some fantastic new discoveries, including the ambient-rock group IO Echo, dreamy electronica from Blackbird Blackbird, and the mesmerizing voice of singer Angel Olsen. Plus we check back in with the Tempe, Ariz. band Gospel Claws, a group we first featured on All Songs Considered back in 2010.

Songs Featured This Week

Cover for Quadrophenia

The Who

  • Album: Quadrophenia
  • Song: Love, Reign O'er Me
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  • "Love, Reign O'er Me"
  • Album: Quadrophenia
  • Artist: The Who
  • Label: MCA Records
  • Released: 1973
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Cover for Breakers

Local Natives

  • Album: Breakers
  • Song: Breakers
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  • "Breakers"
  • Album: Breakers
  • Artist: Local Natives
  • Released: 2012
 
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Blackbird Blackbird

  • Album: Boracay Planet
  • Song: Tear
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  • "Tear"
  • Album: Boracay Planet
  • Artist: Blackbird Blackbird
  • Label: Lavish Habits
  • Released: 2012
 
Cover for Put Your Sunshine Away

Gospel Claws

  • Album: Put Your Sunshine Away
  • Song: Hambone

For more on this record, visit the artist's website.

 
Cover for Halfway Home

Angel Olsen

  • Album: Halfway Home
  • Song: The Sky Opened Up

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Cover for IO Echo

IO Echo

  • Album: IO Echo
  • Song: When The Lillies Die

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