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Top: Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys; bottom left: cover for the new Stars album; bottom right: Laura Berhenn of the Mynabirds. hide caption

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Top: Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney of the Black Keys; bottom left: cover for the new Stars album; bottom right: Laura Berhenn of the Mynabirds.

At long last, winter is over, spring is here and a whole new batch of amazing music is heading our way. On this edition of All Songs Considered, we've got special sneak previews of some of the most anticipated albums of the coming months, including new releases from The National, Stars, The Black Keys, Josh Ritter, The New Pornographers and more. Join host Bob Boilen as he chats with Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein, producer Robin Hilton and NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson about the albums and artists they're most excited about.

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Spring Music Preview

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Black Keys

  • Artist: Black Keys
  • Song: Tighten Up
  • From: Brothers
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Subtle Turnhips

  • Artist: Subtle Turnhips
  • Song: Two Two
  • From: Terd
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Stars

  • Artist: Stars
  • Song: Fixed
  • From: The Five Ghosts
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Josh Ritter

  • Artist: Josh Ritter
  • Song: Rattling Locks
  • From: So Runs the World Away
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So Runs the World Away
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Josh Ritter
Label
Pytheas
Released
2010

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The Mynabirds

  • Artist: The Mynabirds
  • Song: Give It Time
  • From: What We Lose In the Fire We Gain In the Flood
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What We Lose In the Fire We Gain In the Flood
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The Mynabirds
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Saddle Creek Records
Released
2010

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The Fresh & Onlys

  • Artist: The Fresh & Onlys
  • Song: You're Known To Wander
  • From: August In My Mind
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Linfinity

  • Artist: Linfinity
  • Song: Holy Rain
  • From: Martian's Bloom
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Martian's Bloom
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Linfinity
Label
American Myth
Released
2010

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Villagers

  • Artist: Villagers
  • Song: I Saw The Dead
  • From: Becoming a Jackal
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I Saw The Dead
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Becoming a Jackal
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Villagers
Label
Domino
Released
2010

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Tracey Thorn

  • Artist: Tracey Thorn
  • Song: Oh, the Divorces!
  • From: Love and Its Opposite
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Love and Its Opposite
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Tracey Thorn
Label
Merge
Released
2010

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Laurie Anderson

  • Artist: Laurie Anderson
  • Song: Only an Expert
  • From: Homeland
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Damien Jurado

  • Artist: Damien Jurado
  • Song: Cloudy Shoes
  • From: Saint Bartlett
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Hanoi Janes

  • Artist: Hanoi Janes
  • Song: Summer of Panic
  • From: Year of Panic
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Summer of Panic
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Year of Panic
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Hanoi Janes
Label
Captured Tracks
Released
2010

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Horse Feathers

  • Artist: Horse Feathers
  • Song: Thistled Spring
  • From: Thistled Spring
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Thistled Spring
Album
Thistled Spring
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Horse Feathers
Label
Kill Rock Stars
Released
2010

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Justin Vernon

  • Artist: Justin Vernon (Various)
  • Song: Bruised Orange (Chain of Sorrow)
  • From: Broken Hearts And Dirty Windows: The Songs Of John Prine
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Gayngs

  • Artist: Gayngs
  • Song: The Gaudy Side of Town
  • From: Relayted
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Relayted
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Gayngs
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Jagjaguwar
Released
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Reading Rainbow

  • Artist: Reading Rainbow
  • Song: Restless
  • From: Prism Eyes
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