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New Music: Boards Of Canada, A Sharon Van Etten-Shearwater Duet, Thundercat, More

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New Music: Boards Of Canada, A Sharon Van Etten-Shearwater Duet, Thundercat, More

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New Music: Boards Of Canada, A Sharon Van Etten-Shearwater Duet, Thundercat, More

New Music: Boards Of Canada, A Sharon Van Etten-Shearwater Duet, Thundercat, More

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Last month the Scottish electronic duo Boards Of Canada released a series of mysterious recordings of a voice reading a set of numbers. Clever fans soon realized that the numbers were a code that, once entered, in order, online, revealed a video announcing Tomorrow's Harvest, the group's first new album in eight years. On this week's All Songs Considered we finally get a preview of the album with a brand new Boards Of Canada song "Reach For The Dead."

Also on the show: Dark electronica from Natasha Kmeto; the wildly inventive, funktacular artist Thundercat; and singer Sharon Van Etten joins Jonathan Meiburg of the band Shearwater to cover the 1981 Stevie Nicks-Tom Petty song "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around." We've also got a beautiful new tune from folk singer Laura Veirs and American Primitive-style guitarist Glenn Jones.

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Reach For The Dead

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Boards of Canada

  • Song: Reach For The Dead
  • from Tomorrow's Harvest

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Tomorrow's Harvest
Album
Tomorrow's Harvest
Artist
Boards of Canada
Released
2013

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Crisis

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Natasha Kmeto

  • Song: Crisis
  • from Crisis

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Crisis
Album
Crisis
Artist
Natasha Kmeto

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Cover for Apocalypse

Oh S---- It's X

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Thundercat

  • Song: Oh S---- It's X
  • from Apocalypse

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Song
Apocalypse
Album
Apocalypse
Artist
Thundercat
Label
Brainfeeder
Released
2013

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Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

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Shearwater and Sharon Van Etten

  • Song: Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
  • from Stop Draggin' My Heart Around

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Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
Album
Stop Draggin' My Heart Around
Artist
Shearwater and Sharon Van Etten

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Sun Song

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Laura Veirs

  • Song: Sun Song
  • from Warp And Weft

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Cover for My Garden State

Going Back to East Montgomery

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Glenn Jones

  • Song: Going Back to East Montgomery
  • from My Garden State

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My Garden State
Album
My Garden State
Artist
Glenn Jones
Label
Thrill Jockey
Released
2013

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