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New Music: Mount Kimbie, Laura Mvula, Jagwar Ma, More

Clockwise from upper left: Mount Kimbie, Laura Mvula, Jagwar Ma, Leah Siegel of Firehorse

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This week on All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton offer up a musical sampler of many styles from around the world. There's an upbeat, atmospheric cut with amazing harmonies from the magnetic Laura Mvula, a voice you'll hear a lot more of this year; Firehorse's blazing combination of neo-soul, hip-hop and electronic beats; a heavy, hypnotic track from New York duo Small Multiples and some transfixing psych-pop from Jagwar Ma.

NPR Music's electronic music gurus Otis Hart and Sami Yenigun also stop by to share their picks for some of the best new songs with beats: Otis has a danceable cut by London duo Mount Kimbie and Sami Yenigun brings some instrumental ear candy from Archie Pelago.

Songs Featured On This Episode

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Firehorse

  • Album: Pills From Strangers
  • Song: Fool

Learn more about this release at Firehorse's Bandcamp.

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Small Multiples

  • Album: Small Multiples
  • Song: Know My Name

Learn more about this release at Small Multiples' Bandcamp.

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Mount Kimbie

  • Album: Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
  • Song: Made to Stray

Hear the entire album now at NPR's First Listen.

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Made to Stray
Album
Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
Artist
Mount Kimbie
Label
Warp
Released
2013

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Archie Pelago

  • Album: Sly Gazabo
  • Song: Avocado Roller

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Avocado Roller
Album
Sly Gazabo
Artist
Archie Pelago

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Laura Mvula

  • Album: Sing To The Moon
  • Song: "Green Garden"

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"Green Garden"
Album
Sing To The Moon
Artist
Laura Mvula

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Jagwar Ma

  • Album: Howlin
  • Song: What Love

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What Love
Album
Howlin'
Artist
Jagwar Ma

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