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Clockwise from upper left: Superchunk, John Vanderslice, Lily & Madeleine, Alpine, Dirty Beaches

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We're about to get deep into our "Best Of The Year (So Far)" coverage - and our annual summer music preview. But before we do, we've still got a lot of great music from the first half of 2013 to share. On this week's All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton play new releases from some beloved artists who made some amazing records in the '90s, then went on extended breaks. Hear return singles from the power pop band Superchunk, Stephin Merritt's lyrical pop group Future Bible Heroes and Sean Nelson, former frontman for the Seattle rock band Harvey Danger.

Also on the program: Great new psych-rock from the band Crocodiles; Pete Yorn's new Brit Pop-inspired band The Olms; glossy electronica from the Australian group Alpine; pipe organ pop from Anna Von Hausswolff; the strange new sounds of John Vanderslice and experimental rock artist Dirty Beaches; the ridiculously charming and sweet harmonies of the sister duo Lily & Madeleine; and an epic jam from the Lawrence, KS rock group Hospital Ships.

Plus, hear the absurd (but so very true) story of how Bob injured his leg, and how he's getting around the new NPR offices without crutches.

Songs Featured On This Episode

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Superchunk

  • Album: I Hate Music
  • Song: FOH

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FOH
Album
I Hate Music
Artist
Superchunk
Label
Merge
Released
2013

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Future Bible Heroes

  • Album: Partygoing
  • Song: Drink Is Just the Thing
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Sean Nelson

  • Album: Make Good Choices
  • Song: Kicking Me Out Of The Band
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Crocodiles

  • Album: Crimes Of Passion
  • Song: Teardrop Guitar
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The Olms

  • Album: Olms
  • Song: On the Line

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Song
On the Line
Album
Olms
Artist
The Olms
Label
Harvest
Released
2013

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Alpine

  • Album: A Is for Alpine
  • Song: Hands

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Song
Hands
Album
A Is for Alpine
Artist
Alpine
Label
Ivy League
Released
2012

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Anna von Hausswolff

  • Album: Ceremony
  • Song: Funeral For My Future Children
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John Vanderslice

  • Album: Dagger Beach
  • Song: North Coast Rep

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Song
North Coast Rep
Album
Dagger Beach
Artist
John Vanderslice
Label
Dead Oceans Records
Released
2013

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Dirty Beaches

  • Album: Drifters/Love Is the Devil
  • Song: Casino Lisboa

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Song
Casino Lisboa
Album
Drifters/Love Is the Devil
Artist
Dirty Beaches
Label
Zoo
Released
2013

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Lily & Madeleine

  • Album: Weight of the Globe
  • Song: These Great Things

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Song
These Great Things
Album
Weight of the Globe
Artist
Lily & Madeleine
Label
Asthmatic Kitty

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Hospital Ships

  • Album: Destruction in Yr Soul
  • Song: Come Back to Life

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