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A Great Unknowns Showcase: Bowerbirds, Bell, Port O'Brien, Okay, AU, and More

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This week's edition of All Songs Considered is full of surprises: great music from bands we'd never heard of before. They're not the easiest names to search for online: AU, Bell, Okay are a few of them. But they're all making inspired, richly diverse and beautifully produced albums. Hear the art-folk group Bowerbirds, Russian-born singer Olga Bell, the pop trio Try Me Bicycle (from our 'Second Stage' series) and more.

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A Great Unknowns Showcase: Bowerbirds, Bell, Port O'Brien, Okay, AU, and More

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Port O'Brien

  • Artist: Port O'Brien
  • Song: Bird Flies By
  • From: Wind and the Swell
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Wind and the Swell
Artist
Port O'Brien
Label
American Dust
Released
2007

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Bowerbirds

  • Artist: Bowerbirds
  • Song: Hooves
  • From: Hymns for a Dark Horse
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Hymns for a Dark Horse
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Label
Burly Time
Released
2007

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Okay

  • Artist: Okay
  • Song: My
  • From: Huggable Dust
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Huggable Dust
Artist
Okay
Label
Absolutely Kosh
Released
2008

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Amber Rubarth

  • Artist: Amber Rubarth
  • Song: You Will Love This Song
  • From: New Green Lines
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New Green Lines
Artist
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Label
Sounden
Released
2008

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Hymns for a Dark Horse

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