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New Mix: Liz Phair, Ra Ra Riot, Vijay Iyer, More

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New Mix: Liz Phair, Ra Ra Riot, Vijay Iyer, More

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Members of Ra Ra Riot (left), Agent Ribbons (upper right), cover art for the S. Carey album 'All We Grow' (bottom right).

Rock guitarist and singer Liz Phair is back from a five-year hiatus with one of the most unusual and interesting albums of her career, but hardly anyone has noticed. That's because Phair quietly self-released the record on her website, over the July 4 weekend. On this edition of All Songs Considered, we share a track from her new album, Funstyle. Also on the show: a gorgeous new solo record from Bon Iver drummer Sean Carey, a mesmerizing sound collage from The Books, feel-good garage-rock from Agent Ribbons, new-folk singer David Dondero, Icelandic artist Olof Arnalds, jazz pianist Vijay Iyer (covering a classic pop song from the '80s), and the string-infused rock group Ra Ra Riot.

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New Mix: Liz Phair, Ra Ra Riot, Vijay Iyer, More

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And He Slayed Her

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Liz Phair

  • Song: And He Slayed Her
  • from Funstyle

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In the Dirt

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S. Carey

  • Song: In the Dirt
  • from All We Grow

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All We Grow
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Jagjaguwar
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2010

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Thirty Incoming

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The Books

  • Song: Thirty Incoming
  • from The Way Out

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The Way Out
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The Books
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Temporary Residence
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2010

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I'm Alright

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Agent Ribbons

  • Song: I'm Alright
  • from Chateau Crone

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# Zero With a Bullet

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David Dondero

  • Song: # Zero With a Bullet
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Team Love
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Innundir Skinni

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Ólöf Arnalds

  • Song: Innundir Skinni
  • from Innundir Skinni
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Human Nature

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  • Song: Human Nature
  • from Solo
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Boy

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Ra Ra Riot

  • Song: Boy
  • from The Orchard

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The Orchard
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Barsuk
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