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New Mix: Of Montreal, Gem Club, Perera Elsewhere, More

Clockwise from upper left: Gem Club, Perera Elsewhere, Of Montreal, Remi

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It's been a dreary, rainy week in D.C. On this episode of All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are a little stir crazy after being stuck inside during the storms. But, with thunder rolling in the background, Robin kicks things off with an ethereal cut from the Berlin-based trip-hop artist Perera Elsewhere that perfectly captures the mood.

Meanwhile, Bob, who's still picking confetti out of his clothes following a recent Flaming Lips show, shares new music from his latest obsession: the mesmerizing, Boston-based duo Gem Club.

Later, Bob and Robin are joined by NPR Music's Saidah Blount and Otis Hart who introduce us to 21st century gospel doo-wop from Mapei and the Australian rapper Remi.

Also on the show: The psychedelic rock group Of Montreal channels vintage Rolling Stones on a new song called "Fugitive Air," and the sultry sounds of New York City-based singer Tati Ana.

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Perera Elsewhere

  • Album: Bizarre
  • Song: Bizarre

Perera Elsewhere is otherwise known as Sasha Perera, a London-born, Berlin-based artist who blends trip-hop and dubstep with haunting vocals. Her debut full-length, Everlast, is out Oct. 28.

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Song
Bizarre
Album
Bizarre
Artist
Perera Elsewhere
Label
Friends of Friends
Released
2013

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Gem Club

  • Album: In Roses
  • Song: Hypericum

Host Bob Boilen's most recent obsession is the ethereal new Gem Club record, In Roses, which isn't out until January. It's the follow-up to the duo's debut, Breakers, one of Bob and co-host Robin Hilton's favorite albums of 2011.

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Remi

  • Album: F.Y.G ACT:1
  • Song: Sangria

NPR Music's Otis Hart shares this cut from Remi, a 22-year-old rapper from Melbourne, Australia. The head-bopping, genre-blending "Sangria" comes from Remi's latest mixtape F.Y.G ACT:1.

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Mapei

  • Album: Don't Wait
  • Song: Don't Wait

NPR Music's Saidah Blount shares this track from Mapei, a Rhode Island-born singer who was raised in Sweden. She makes what Mapei herself calls "21st century soulful doo-wop."

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Tati Ana

  • Album: Four Walls
  • Song: Four Walls

Moscow-born Tatiana Kochkareva's voice is sultry, but heartfelt. The New York City-based singer, who now goes by Tati Ana, builds this dark, electro-rock cut into a massive wall of sound. It's from a self-titled EP Tati Ana plans to release in January.

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Of Montreal

  • Album: Lousy with Sylvianbriar
  • Song: Fugitive Air

For his latest release, Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes revamped the way he writes and records, composing much of this album on the fly, in the studio with a full band. The result is a more organic, guitar-driven rock sound.

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Song
Fugitive Air
Album
Lousy with Sylvianbriar
Artist
Of Montreal
Label
Polyvinyl
Released
2013

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