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Swedish Pop, Exotic Creatures of the Deep, The Elephant 6 Orchestra, More

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Swedish Pop, Exotic Creatures of the Deep, The Elephant 6 Orchestra, More

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Swedish Pop, Exotic Creatures of the Deep, The Elephant 6 Orchestra, More

Swedish Pop, Exotic Creatures of the Deep, The Elephant 6 Orchestra, More

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Sweden has been producing some of the best pop music of the past decade. On our latest mix we've got new music from singer Lykke Li (pronounced Leaky-Lee), and the sprawling, 30-member group I'm From Barcelona. Also on the show: the British band Wild Beasts with their oddly titled new song "Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants;" the wildly strange and wonderful Sparks; twin sisters and the former drummer for Secret Machines form the band School of Seven Bells; and the influential Elephant 6 Orchestra reunites for a magical and historic live performance.

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Swedish Pop, Exotic Creatures of the Deep, The Elephant 6 Orchestra, More

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Melodies & Desires

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Lykke Li

  • Song: Melodies & Desires
  • from Youth Novels

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Youth Novels
Album
Youth Novels
Artist
Lykke Li
Label
Ada/Atlantic
Released
2008

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Headphones

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I'm from Barcelona

  • Song: Headphones
  • from Who Killed Harry Houdini?

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Who Killed Harry Houdini?
Album
Who Killed Harry Houdini?
Artist
I'm from Barcelona
Label
Mute
Released
2008

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Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants

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Wild Beasts

  • Song: Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants
  • from Limbo, Panto

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Limbo, Panto
Album
Limbo, Panto
Artist
Wild Beasts
Label
Domino
Released
2008

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Good Morning

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Sparks

  • Song: Good Morning
  • from Exotic Creatures of the Deep

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Exotic Creatures of the Deep
Album
Exotic Creatures of the Deep
Artist
Sparks
Label
Lil Beethoven
Released
2008

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Face to Face on High Places

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School of Seven Bells

  • Song: Face to Face on High Places
  • from Alpinisms

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Alpinisms
Album
Alpinisms
Artist
School of Seven Bells
Label
Ghostly International
Released
2008

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The Opera House

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The Elephant 6 Orchestra

  • Song: The Opera House
  • from Live From Chicago's Bottom Lounge

This is an excerpt from The Elephant 6 Orchestra performance recorded at Chicago's Bottom Lounge, on Oct. 21.

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Life Forms (Transmission Received)

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The Elephant 6 Orchestra

  • Song: Life Forms (Transmission Received)
  • from Live From Chicago's Bottom Lounge