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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.

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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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Song
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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Song
Breakers
Album
Breakers
Artist
Local Natives
Released
2012

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Cover for Boracay Planet

Blackbird Blackbird

  • Album: Boracay Planet
  • Song: Tear

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Song
Tear
Album
Boracay Planet
Artist
Blackbird Blackbird
Label
Lavish Habits
Released
2012

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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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