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Clockwise from upper left: Tori Amos, Zee Avi, Alice Boman, Fenster

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Tori Amos has spent the past several years exploring other worlds of music. She released two albums of classical-inspired work, including a collection of her earlier pop songs retooled as orchestral tracks. Most recently she helped write a musical for the London National Theater. But this month Amos is back with Unrepentant Geraldines, a new album filled with her signature piano-driven baroque pop songs. On this week's All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton premiere "16 Shades Of Blue," a new cut from the album, and talk about why it's Amos' best record in 20 years.

Also on the show: Malaysian-born singer-songwriter Zee Avi covers The Velvet Underground song "Who Loves The Sun;" A new tribute album showcases some of the music featured in Wes Anderson's films, including a thumping cover of The Kinks' song "Nothing In This World Can Stop Me Worrying 'Bout That Girl;" and the Berlin and New York-based dream pop group Fenster is back with an atmospheric sophomore full-length called The Pink Caves. Plus: The captivating voice of singer Alice Boman and the Led Zeppelin-inspired rock of Milezo.

Songs Featured On This Episode

Cover for Unrepentant Geraldines

Tori Amos

  • Album: Unrepentant Geraldines
  • Song: 16 Shades Of Blue

After exploring classical music and orchestration in recent years, Tori Amos returns to the studio for a new collection of piano-driven baroque pop. Unrepentant Geraldines is out May 13.

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  • "16 Shades Of Blue"
  • Album: Unrepentant Geraldines
  • Artist: Tori Amos
  • Label: Mercury
  • Released: 2014
 
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Zee Avi

  • Album: Zee Avi's Nightlight
  • Song: Who Loves The Sun

For her latest album, Malaysian-born singer Zee Avi covers the work of some of her favorite artists, including Michael Jackson, Bobby McFerrin and, on this cut, The Velvet Underground.

 
Cover for I Saved Latin!: a Tribute To Wes Anderson

Solvents

  • Album: I Saved Latin!: a Tribute To Wes Anderson
  • Song: Nothing In This World Can Stop Me Worrying 'Bout That Girl

Solvents, a group from Port Townsend in Washington, is just one of the bands featured on a new compilation that pays tribute to the music of Wes Anderson's films. The original version of this 1965 song by The Kinks appeared in the 1998 movie Rushmore.

 
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Fenster

  • Album: Pink Caves
  • Song: Better Days

Fenster is a dream pop group based out of Berlin and New York. The band's latest album is a hypnotic mix of found sounds, colorful textures and atmospherics, with woozy bass lines and rattling beats.

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  • "Better Days"
  • Album: Pink Caves
  • Artist: Fenster
  • Label: Morr Music
  • Released: 2014
 
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Alice Boman

  • Album: EP II
  • Song: Lead Me

Swedish singer Alice Boman makes beautiful, lo-fi recordings that are both intimate and lonesome, with a captivating voice like ether.

 
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Milezo

  • Album: Pathways
  • Song: Pathways

Milezo is a rock group from Austin, Texas fronted by singer Miles Kelley. The band's latest album — its seventh in ten years — moves from sunny psych-pop to fuzzed-out rock.

 

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