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This Week's Mix: From Buzzcocks To Bettye LaVette

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This Week's Mix: From Buzzcocks To Bettye LaVette

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The Brooklyn-based electro-rock duo Sleigh Bells specializes in sensory overload. The band's thrilling debut album, Treats, is a full-on assault, with explosive beats, startling guitar riffs and intense vocals from singer Alexis Krauss. On this edition of All Songs Considered, we've got the song "Tell 'Em" from Treats. Also on the show: one-man chillwave band Toro Y Moi, innocent but edgy music from Secret Cities, evocative instrumental sounds from Accordion, Icelandic neo-classical artist Olafur Arnalds, the British punk-pop group Buzzcocks and Chicago's Light Pollution. Also, soul singer Bettye LaVette covers some well-known rock classics.

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This Week's Mix: From Buzzcocks To Bettye LaVette

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Tell 'Em

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Sleigh Bells

  • Song: Tell 'Em
  • from Treats

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Treats
Album
Treats
Artist
Sleigh Bells
Label
Mom & Pop Music
Released
2010

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Blessa

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Toro y Moi

  • Song: Blessa
  • from Causers of This

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Causers of This
Album
Causers of This
Artist
Toro y Moi
Label
Carpark Records
Released
2010

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Ginger Wood

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Accordion

  • Song: Ginger Wood

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Þú Ert Sólin

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Ólafur Arnalds

  • Song: Þú Ert Sólin
  • from ...And They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness

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...And They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness
Album
...And They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness
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Ólafur Arnalds
Label
Erased Tapes
Released
2010

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Sixteen

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Buzzcocks

  • Song: Sixteen
  • from Another Music in a Different Kitchen/Love Bites [1989]

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Another Music in a Different Kitchen/Love Bites [1989]
Album
Another Music in a Different Kitchen/Love Bites [1989]
Artist
Buzzcocks
Label
EMI Music Distribution
Released
1994

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Oh, Ivory!

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Light Pollution

  • Song: Oh, Ivory!
  • from Apparitions

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Apparitions
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Apparitions
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Light Pollution
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Carpark Records
Released
2010

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Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

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Bettye LaVette

  • Song: Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
  • from Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook
  • by Bettye Lavette

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Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook
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Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook
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Bettye Lavette
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Anti
Released
2010

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