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This Week's Mix: Local Natives, The Who, Gospel Claws, More

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This Week's Mix: Local Natives, The Who, Gospel Claws, More

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This Week's Mix: Local Natives, The Who, Gospel Claws, More

This Week's Mix: Local Natives, The Who, Gospel Claws, More

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Clockwise from top: Local Natives, IO Echo, Angel Olsen, cover art for Gospel Claws and The Who's Quadrophenia. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Bob Boilen has had a ban on seeing arena rock shows for more than 30 years, but it may ending. He recently saw The Who at a mega-dome concert, performing one of Bob's favorite albums in its entirety. On this edition of All Songs Considered, hear a cut from that record and why Bob loves it so much.

Also on the show: Hear a cut from the upcoming Local Natives record, Hummingbird, the band's much-anticipated sophomore followup to 2010's Gorilla Manor. We've also got some fantastic new discoveries, including the ambient-rock group IO Echo, dreamy electronica from Blackbird Blackbird, and the mesmerizing voice of singer Angel Olsen. Plus we check back in with the Tempe, Ariz. band Gospel Claws, a group we first featured on All Songs Considered back in 2010.

Songs Featured This Week

Cover for Quadrophenia

The Who

  • Song: Love, Reign O'er Me
  • from Quadrophenia
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Quadrophenia
Album
Quadrophenia
Artist
The Who
Label
MCA Records
Released
1973

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Breakers

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Local Natives

  • Song: Breakers
  • from Breakers

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Breakers
Album
Breakers
Artist
Local Natives
Released
2012

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Tear

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Blackbird Blackbird

  • Song: Tear
  • from Boracay Planet

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Song
Boracay Planet
Album
Boracay Planet
Artist
Blackbird Blackbird
Label
Lavish Habits
Released
2012

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Hambone

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Gospel Claws

  • Song: Hambone
  • from Put Your Sunshine Away

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The Sky Opened Up

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Angel Olsen

  • Song: The Sky Opened Up
  • from Halfway Home

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When The Lillies Die

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IO Echo

  • Song: When The Lillies Die

For more on this album, visit the artist's website.