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New Music: Superchunk, John Vanderslice, Lily & Madeleine, More

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New Music: Superchunk, John Vanderslice, Lily & Madeleine, More

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New Music: Superchunk, John Vanderslice, Lily & Madeleine, More

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Clockwise from upper left: Superchunk, John Vanderslice, Lily & Madeleine, Alpine, Dirty Beaches

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We're about to get deep into our "Best Of The Year (So Far)" coverage - and our annual summer music preview. But before we do, we've still got a lot of great music from the first half of 2013 to share. On this week's All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton play new releases from some beloved artists who made some amazing records in the '90s, then went on extended breaks. Hear return singles from the power pop band Superchunk, Stephin Merritt's lyrical pop group Future Bible Heroes and Sean Nelson, former frontman for the Seattle rock band Harvey Danger.

Also on the program: Great new psych-rock from the band Crocodiles; Pete Yorn's new Brit Pop-inspired band The Olms; glossy electronica from the Australian group Alpine; pipe organ pop from Anna Von Hausswolff; the strange new sounds of John Vanderslice and experimental rock artist Dirty Beaches; the ridiculously charming and sweet harmonies of the sister duo Lily & Madeleine; and an epic jam from the Lawrence, KS rock group Hospital Ships.

Plus, hear the absurd (but so very true) story of how Bob injured his leg, and how he's getting around the new NPR offices without crutches.

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FOH

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Superchunk

  • Song: FOH
  • from I Hate Music

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I Hate Music
Album
I Hate Music
Artist
Superchunk
Label
Merge
Released
2013

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Drink Is Just the Thing

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Future Bible Heroes

  • Song: Drink Is Just the Thing
  • from Partygoing
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Kicking Me Out Of The Band

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Sean Nelson

  • Song: Kicking Me Out Of The Band
  • from Make Good Choices
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Teardrop Guitar

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Crocodiles

  • Song: Teardrop Guitar
  • from Crimes Of Passion
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On the Line

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The Olms

  • Song: On the Line
  • from Olms

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Olms
Album
Olms
Artist
The Olms
Label
Harvest
Released
2013

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Hands

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Alpine

  • Song: Hands
  • from A Is for Alpine

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A Is for Alpine
Album
A Is for Alpine
Artist
Alpine
Label
Ivy League
Released
2012

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Funeral For My Future Children

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Anna von Hausswolff

  • Song: Funeral For My Future Children
  • from Ceremony
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North Coast Rep

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John Vanderslice

  • Song: North Coast Rep
  • from Dagger Beach

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Dagger Beach
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Dagger Beach
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John Vanderslice
Label
Dead Oceans Records
Released
2013

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Casino Lisboa

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Dirty Beaches

  • Song: Casino Lisboa
  • from Drifters/Love Is the Devil

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Drifters/Love Is the Devil
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Drifters/Love Is the Devil
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Dirty Beaches
Label
Zoo
Released
2013

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These Great Things

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Lily & Madeleine

  • Song: These Great Things
  • from Weight of the Globe

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Weight of the Globe
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Weight of the Globe
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Lily & Madeleine
Label
Asthmatic Kitty

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Come Back to Life

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Hospital Ships

  • Song: Come Back to Life
  • from Destruction in Yr Soul

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