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This Week's Mix Brought To You By The Letter 'B,' From The Bad Seeds To Bombino

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This Week's Mix Brought To You By The Letter 'B,' From The Bad Seeds To Bombino

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This Week's Mix Brought To You By The Letter 'B,' From The Bad Seeds To Bombino

This Week's Mix Brought To You By The Letter 'B,' From The Bad Seeds To Bombino

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Clockwise from upper left: Bombino, Waxahatchee, Brainstorm, KEN Mode Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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This week All Songs Considered is brought to you in part by the letter "B." Robin Hilton starts it off with Louisiana natives Brass Bed and the song "Cold Chicory." Then Bob Boilen shares a new cut from the artist Bombino from Niger. We've also got the otherworldly sounds of Benoit Pioulard, a moody return for the Bad Seeds (fronted, as always, by Nick Cave) and the blissfully infectious band Brainstorm.

The theme starts to fall apart a little when Robin plays a new song by Waxahatchee, but at least there's a "B" in the song title, "Hollow Bedroom." But then NPR Music's Lars Gotrich totally blows it away by introducing us to the really, really loud trio KEN Mode and the group's song "Your Heartwarming Story Makes Me Sick."

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Cold Chicory

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Brass Bed

  • Song: Cold Chicory
  • from The Secret Will Keep You
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"Amidinine"

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Bombino

  • Song: "Amidinine"
  • from Nomad
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Margin

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BenoƮt Pioulard

  • Song: Margin
  • from Hymnal
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Waters Edge

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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds

  • Song: Waters Edge
  • from Push the Sky Away

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Push the Sky Away
Album
Push the Sky Away
Artist
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
Label
Bad Seeds Ltd.
Released
2013

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Hollow Bedroom

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Waxahatchee

  • Song: Hollow Bedroom
  • from Cerulean Salt
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She Moves

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Brainstorm

  • Song: She Moves
  • from She Moves (Single)
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Your Heartwarming Story Makes Me Sick

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KEN mode

  • Song: Your Heartwarming Story Makes Me Sick
  • from Entrench

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Song
Entrench
Album
Entrench
Artist
KEN mode
Label
Season Of Mist
Released
2013

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