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Built to Spill, The Mountain Goats, Lil B, More

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Built to Spill, The Mountain Goats, Lil B, More

Built to Spill, The Mountain Goats, Lil B, More

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Fool's Gold is a large collective of musicians based in Los Angeles, with a shared love of exuberant Afropop. The band's self-titled debut is an incredibly infectious, joyful collection of songs with lots of sonic surprises. Though the group's sound is African based, the lyrics are often in Hebrew. Luke Top, one of the band's two frontmen, was born in Israel. On this edition of All Songs Considered we feature a cut from the new Fool's Gold record. Also on the program: new music from Built To Spill, rapper Lil B's plan to release a thousand songs before he's 21 years old, a classic reissued by The Feelies, The Mountain Goats, and the ethereal, ambient rock of Apse.

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Built to Spill, The Mountain Goats, Lil B, More

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Ha Dvash

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Fool's Gold

  • Song: Ha Dvash

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Fool's Gold
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Fool's Gold
Artist
Fool's Gold
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Iamsound
Released
2009

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Letter to Brandon

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Lil B

  • Song: Letter to Brandon
  • from Letter to Brandon

This track was released as a single on the artist's Web site.

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Aisle 13

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Built to Spill

  • Song: Aisle 13
  • from There Is No Enemy

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There Is No Enemy
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There Is No Enemy
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Built to Spill
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Warner Bros.
Released
2009

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Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness

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The Feelies

  • Song: Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness
  • from Crazy Rhythms [Bonus Tracks]

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Crazy Rhythms [Bonus Tracks]
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Crazy Rhythms [Bonus Tracks]
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The Feelies
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Bar/None
Released
2009

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Psalms 40:2

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The Mountain Goats

  • Song: Psalms 40:2
  • from Life of the World to Come

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Life of the World to Come
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Life of the World to Come
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The Mountain Goats
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4AD
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2009

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The Return

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Apse

  • Song: The Return
  • from Climb Up

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Climb Up
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Climb Up
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Apse
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Atp
Released
2009

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