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This Week's Mix Brought To You By The Letter 'B,' From The Bad Seeds To Bombino

Clockwise from upper left: Bombino, Waxahatchee, Brainstorm, KEN Mode

hide captionClockwise from upper left: Bombino, Waxahatchee, Brainstorm, KEN Mode

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This week All Songs Considered is brought to you in part by the letter "B." Robin Hilton starts it off with Louisiana natives Brass Bed and the song "Cold Chicory." Then Bob Boilen shares a new cut from the artist Bombino from Niger. We've also got the otherworldly sounds of Benoit Pioulard, a moody return for the Bad Seeds (fronted, as always, by Nick Cave) and the blissfully infectious band Brainstorm.

The theme starts to fall apart a little when Robin plays a new song by Waxahatchee, but at least there's a "B" in the song title, "Hollow Bedroom." But then NPR Music's Lars Gotrich totally blows it away by introducing us to the really, really loud trio KEN Mode and the group's song "Your Heartwarming Story Makes Me Sick."

Artists Featured On The Show

Cover for The Secret Will Keep You

Brass Bed

  • Album: The Secret Will Keep You
  • Song: Cold Chicory
Cover for Nomad


  • Album: Nomad
  • Song: "Amidinine"
Cover for Hymnal

BenoƮt Pioulard

  • Album: Hymnal
  • Song: Margin
Cover for Push the Sky Away

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

  • Album: Push the Sky Away
  • Song: Waters Edge

Purchase Featured Music

  • "Waters Edge"
  • Album: Push the Sky Away
  • Artist: Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  • Label: Bad Seeds Ltd.
  • Released: 2013
Cover for Cerulean Salt


  • Album: Cerulean Salt
  • Song: Hollow Bedroom
Cover for She Moves (Single)


  • Album: She Moves (Single)
  • Song: She Moves
Cover for Entrench

KEN mode

  • Album: Entrench
  • Song: Your Heartwarming Story Makes Me Sick

Purchase Featured Music

  • "Your Heartwarming Story Makes Me Sick"
  • Album: Entrench
  • Artist: KEN mode
  • Label: Season Of Mist
  • Released: 2013



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