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This week on All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton offer up a brand new song by Jack White. The screaming instrumental track "High Ball Stepper" is the first taste of White's second solo album, Lazaretto, which will be out on June 10.

The energy stays high from there. Bob shares "Call Me," by the Alabama-based soul band St. Paul & The Broken Bones. The group, whose album, Half The City, came out in February, played a live set over the weekend that knocked Bob's socks off. And Robin announces that the off-beat Canadian pop singer Chad VanGaalen has finally won him over with his fifth album, Shrink Dust, out in April. The bold, loopy song "Where Are You" is a good indication of what VanGaalen has up his sleeve.

Also on the show, folkie Ray LaMontagne gets psychedelic on "Lavender" and up-and-coming talent Lyla Foy gets sweet on "Honeymoon." There's also whole-hearted Americana made by Swedes — First Aid Kit's "My Silver Lining — and textured percussion from Southern California native Teebs.

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Finally, last week's question of the week — "Does the death of an instrument break your heart?" — prompted one listener to share a tragic tale about a guitar, a synthesizer and a snowstorm. Get your hankies ready.

Songs Featured On This Episode

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01High Ball Stepper

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    High Ball Stepper
    Album
    Lazaretto
    Artist
    Jack White
    Label
    Third Man Records
    Released
    2014

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High Ball Stepper

  • from Lazaretto
  • by Jack White

Jack White's second solo album, Lazaretto, will be out on June 10. The first single is a thrilling, surprise-filled instrumental, with one screaming guitar.

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03Call Me

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    Call Me
    Album
    Half The City
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    St. Paul and the Broken Bones
    Label
    Relativity
    Released
    2014

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Call Me

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  • by St. Paul and the Broken Bones

St. Paul & The Broken Bones hail from Birmingham, Alabama and capture timeless soul sounds in an earth-shaking live show.

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Half The City
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Half The City
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St. Paul and the Broken Bones
Label
Relativity
Released
2014

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02Where Are You

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    Where Are You
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    Shrink Dust
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    Chad VanGaalen
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    Sub Pop
    Released
    2014

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Where Are You

  • from Shrink Dust
  • by Chad VanGaalen

Hear a complex, echo-laden song by Alberta native Chad VanGaalen. His upcoming album Shrink Dust will be released April 29 via Sub Pop.

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Shrink Dust
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Shrink Dust
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Chad VanGaalen
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Sub Pop
Released
2014

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01Lavender

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    Lavender
    Album
    Supernova
    Artist
    Ray LaMontagne
    Label
    RCA
    Released
    2014

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Lavender

  • from Supernova
  • by Ray LaMontagne

"Lavender" signifies a directional shift for LaMontagne, who favors psychedelia over folk sounds on the song. Ray LaMontagne's Supernova comes out April 29 via RCA.

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Supernova
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Supernova
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Ray LaMontagne
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RCA
Released
2014

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01Honeymoon

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    Honeymoon
    Album
    Mirrors the Sky
    Artist
    Lyla Foy
    Label
    Sub Pop
    Released
    2014

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Honeymoon

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  • by Lyla Foy

If you mix Kate Bush vocals with Postal Service sounds, the result would be Lyla Foy. Her album Mirrors the Sky is out now.

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Mirrors the Sky
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Mirrors the Sky
Artist
Lyla Foy
Label
Sub Pop
Released
2014

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01My Silver Lining

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    My Silver Lining
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    Stay Gold
    Artist
    First Aid Kit
    Label
    Columbia
    Released
    2014

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My Silver Lining

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  • by First Aid Kit

This gorgeous, harmonic folk track is by the Swedish sister duo, First Aid Kit. Its album Stay Gold will be released June 10 via Columbia.

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04Shoouss Lullaby

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    Shoouss Lullaby
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    E S T A R A
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    Teebs
    Label
    Brainfeeder
    Released
    2014

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Shoouss Lullaby

  • from E S T A R A
  • by Teebs

This jingly, multifaceted song is from Teebs' upcoming record E S T A R A, which will be released April 8. Stream the whole album here.

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E S T A R A
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E S T A R A
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Teebs
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Brainfeeder
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2014

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