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Sonic Youth Sneak Preview, The Year's Best Jazz Record (So Far), More

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The New York-based group Sonic Youth has been making some of the most inspired and influential rock music of the past quarter century. The band is about to release its 16th studio album and its first for the Matador record label. The Eternal won't be out until June 9, but you can hear an early cut on this edition of All Songs Considered. Also on the program: Pakistan-born singer Natasha Khan and her Bat For Lashes project; music from the grasslands of China and Mamer; French singer Marianne Dissard; Ethiopian jazz legend Mulatu Astatke and the Londo-based jazz group Heliocentrics; and the Atlanta-based rock group Manchester Orchestra.

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Sonic Youth Sneak Preview, The Year's Best Jazz Record (So Far), More

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  • Song: Sacred Trickster
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Bat for Lashes

  • Song: Sleep Alone
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Caroline
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  • Song: Merci de Rein du tout
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Real World
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