NPR logo

Antibalas, The Besnard Lakes, Let's Go Sailing

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/15960593/15960596" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Antibalas, The Besnard Lakes, Let's Go Sailing

Our Show

Antibalas, The Besnard Lakes, Let's Go Sailing

Antibalas, The Besnard Lakes, Let's Go Sailing

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/15960593/15960596" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
All Songs Considered show image

The African beats of Brooklyn's Antibalas; The Sahara's rebel group Tinariwen; Dark harmonies from The Besnard Lakes; The controlled chaos of Frog Eyes; The whimsical pop of Let's Go Sailing; A day at the river with Leah Siegel; Spare, melancholy melodies from Low.

Download this show in the All Songs Considered podcast.

Sign up for the All Songs Considered newsletter and we'll tell you when new music features are available on the site.

Antibalas, The Besnard Lakes, Let's Go Sailing

Security

Beaten Metal

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/15960593/15960602" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Beaten Metal

  • from Security
  • by Antibalas

Nigerian musician Fela Kuti created the Afrobeat sound in the 1960s. Today it's kept alive with the Brooklyn-based, multiethnic band Antibalas.

Buy Featured Music

Song
Security
Album
Security
Artist
Antibalas

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Aman Iman: Water Is Life

Matadjem Yinkmixan

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/15960593/15960604" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Matadjem Yinkmixan

  • from Aman Iman: Water Is Life
  • by Tinariwen

The members of Tinariwen met in a rebel training camp in Libya. Some decided to trade their weapons for instruments and perform songs of political protest.

Buy Featured Music

Song
Aman Iman: Water Is Life
Album
Aman Iman: Water Is Life
Artist
Tinariwen

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

The Besnard Lakes are the Dark Horse

Disaster

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/15960593/15960606" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Disaster

  • from The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse
  • by The Besnard Lakes

Formed by the husband wife duo of Jace Lasek and Olga Goreas in Canada, The Besnard Lakes is a six-piece band making stylish songs that start small and end big, with Beach Boys harmonies.

Buy Featured Music

Song
The Besnard Lakes are the Dark Horse
Album
The Besnard Lakes are the Dark Horse
Artist
The Besnard Lakes

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Tears of the Valedictorian

Idle Songs

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/15960593/15960608" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Idle Songs

  • from Tears of the Valedictorian
  • by Frog Eyes

Frog Eyes is an indie rock quartet from Canada mixing urgent rhythms and melodies with more experimental, post-punk jams.

Buy Featured Music

Song
Tears of the Valedictorian
Album
Tears of the Valedictorian
Artist
Frog Eyes

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

The Chaos is in Order

Sideways

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/15960593/15960610" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Sideways

  • from The Chaos is in Order
  • by Let's Go Sailing

Let's Go Sailing formed in Los Angeles in 2002 and just released their debut, The Chaos is in Order. Their music is whimsical with a bittersweet innocence and charm.

Buy Featured Music

Song
The Chaos is in Order
Album
The Chaos is in Order
Artist
Let's Go Sailing

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?

Little Mule

A Day at the River (With You and Your Lover)

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/15960593/15960612" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

A Day at the River (With You and Your Lover)

  • from Little Mule
  • by Leah Siegel

Leah Siegel is a gifted singer with a voice that can morph from a sweet warble to a harder edged growl. Little Mule is a collection of intimate and elegantly crafted songs that play like an artfully imagined diary.

Drums and Guns

Breaker

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/15960593/15960614" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Breaker

  • from Drums and Guns
  • by Low

The music of Low is dark and mysteriously haunting with a sonic depth that radiates well beyond its brooding, spare arrangements. On their latest CD, Drums and Guns, the trio offers a stark examination of war, grief and regret with songs like "Murderer," "Your Poison," and "Violent Past."

Buy Featured Music

Song
Drums and Guns
Album
Drums and Guns
Artist
Low

Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How?