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

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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

  • Song: Fool
  • From: Pills From Strangers

Learn more about this release at Firehorse's Bandcamp.

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Small Multiples

  • Song: Know My Name
  • From: Small Multiples

Learn more about this release at Small Multiples' Bandcamp.

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