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New David Bowie, Phoenix, Wavves, My Morning Jacket Covers John Denver, More

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New David Bowie, Phoenix, Wavves, My Morning Jacket Covers John Denver, More

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Clockwise from upper left: Nathan Williams of Wavves, David Bowie, John Denver, Phoenix, and Kanene Pipkin of Lone Bellow

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On this edition of All Songs Considered, we've got a brand new song from David Bowie, from his first album of new songs in a decade. The French pop group Phoenix also returns with the band's first new song since 2009, called "Entertainment!" Plus Mwahaha, one of Bob's favorite discoveries from last year's South By Southwest music festival; the D.C. rock group Deathfix, featuring Brendan Canty of Fugazi; and Lone Bellow, a new-folk trio with amazing harmonies.

Also on the show: Robin Hilton bares his heart and soul only to have co-host Bob Boilen crush it mercilessly. The point of contention? John Denver. The late country singer, who provided the soundtrack to Robin's childhood, is celebrated on a new record called The Music Is You: A Tribute To John Denver. It features, among many other cuts and artists, My Morning Jacket doing "Leaving On A Jet Plane."

We close the program with a special premiere from Wavves. The gritty rock group, known for its ramshackle songs about getting stoned, partying and boredom, finds its more reflective side on a new album called Afraid Of Heights.

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Entertainment

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Phoenix

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The Stars Are Out Tonight

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David Bowie

  • Song: The Stars Are Out Tonight
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Swimmer

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Mwahaha

  • Song: Swimmer

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Mind Control

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Deathfix

  • Song: Mind Control

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Leaving On A Jet Plane (My Morning Jacket)

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Green Eyes And A Heart Of Gold

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The Lone Bellow

  • Song: Green Eyes And A Heart Of Gold

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Wavves

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