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New Mix: Cyborg Love, Heartbreak And A Mystery

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New Mix: Cyborg Love, Heartbreak And A Mystery

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New Mix: Cyborg Love, Heartbreak And A Mystery

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Clockwise from upper left: Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson of The Uncluded, guitarist William Tyler, singer Cassandra Jenkins and Laura Marling Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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On this week's All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton settle into the new NPR Music offices and discover that it comes with their very own butler. After bumbling around in the studio, they also manage to figure out all the new gear and share some great new music.

Things kick off with a strange tale from the playful pop group Sonny and the Sunsets about a man who falls in love with a cyborg. Then the fabulously quirky singer and guitarist artist Kimya Dawson of the Moldy Peaches and hip-hop producer and rapper Aesop Rock collaborate on a surprising new project they call The Uncluded.

Also on the show: A richly layered cut from the remarkable guitarist William Tyler; the smoky voice of newcomer Cassandra Jenkins; a long-overdue new album from the strangely alluring rock group Snowden; and British singer-songwriter Laura Marling has a heartbreaking new song called "Where Can I Go."

Keep listening: At the end of the show Bob and Robin play an audio clue that adds to a growing mystery on the web pointing to a new album from ... an unnamed band. Very mysterious.

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Songs Featured On This Episode

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Green Blood

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Sonny And The Sunsets

  • Song: Green Blood
  • from Antenna To The Afterworld

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Antenna To The Afterworld
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Antenna To The Afterworld
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Sonny And The Sunsets
Released
2013

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Delicate Cycle

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The Uncluded

  • Song: Delicate Cycle
  • from Hokey Fright

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Hokey Fright
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Hokey Fright
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The Uncluded

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Cadillac Desert

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William Tyler

  • Song: Cadillac Desert
  • from Impossible Truth

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Impossible Truth
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Impossible Truth
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William Tyler

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Where Can I Go?

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Laura Marling

  • Song: Where Can I Go?
  • from Once I Was An Eagle

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Once I Was An Eagle
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Once I Was An Eagle
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The Bird

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Cassandra Jenkins

  • Song: The Bird
  • from EP

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So Red

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Snowden

  • Song: So Red
  • from No One In Control

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No One In Control
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No One In Control
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Snowden

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