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This week, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton come bearing a bunch of song premieres, including a cut from singer-songwriter Mirah's first solo album in five years, Australian electronic artist Chet Faker and power punk rock singer Brody Dalle.

We open the show with Dalle's "Blood in Gutters," a gritty blast from her upcoming album Diploid Love. The singer, who previously fronted the band The Distillers, has a voice and sound firmly rooted in '90s grunge and hard rock. We follow with a brand new, strum-filled track from San Francisco's The Fresh & Onlys. "Animal of One" is from the band's upcoming album, House of Spirits.

Also on the show: Brooklyn-based singer Mirah returns with her first solo album since 2009's (A)spera; Pharmakon, aka New York singer Margaret Chardiet, covers the Cher song "Bang Bang" for Record Store Day; Veteran guitarist and electronic soundscape artist Fennesz has an abstract, multidimensional cut from his upcoming album Bécs; And Bob closes out the show with a wistful, warped song by up-and-coming electronic, R&B artist Chet Faker.

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08Blood In Gutters

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    Blood In Gutters
    Album
    Diploid Love
    Artist
    Brody Dalle
    Label
    Queen Of Hearts
    Released
    2014

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Blood In Gutters

  • from Diploid Love
  • by Brody Dalle

Hear a raw and ragged cut from Dalle's debut solo album Diploid Love. The album will be released April 29.

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04Animal of One

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Animal of One

  • from House of Spirits
  • by The Fresh & Onlys

Tim Cohen, frontman for this San Francisco band, draws from the hazy memories of late-night dreams, weaving experimental atmospherics with guitar and piano lines. Animal of One" is from the band's upcoming album, House of Spirits, out June 10. For more on this record, visit the artist's website.

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01Goat Shepherd

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    Goat Shepherd
    Album
    Changing Light
    Artist
    Mirah
    Label
    K. Records
    Released
    2014

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Goat Shepherd

  • from Changing Light
  • by Mirah

Mirah has long been a master of mixing lo-fi guitars with spare electronics. On this song, from her upcoming album Changing Light, the Brooklyn-based singer gets big and loud.

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Changing Light
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Changing Light
Artist
Mirah
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K. Records
Released
2014

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05Bang Bang

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Bang Bang

  • from Todo Muere Vol. 4
  • by Pharmakon

This disturbingly sultry song is a cover of a 1966 Cher classic. This version appears on the Sacred Bones compilation Todo Muere Vol. 4, out on Record Store Day, April 19.

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02The Liar

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The Liar

  • from Bécs
  • by Fennesz

This dark, buzzing and crushing instrumental cut is from Fennesz's upcoming album Bécs, due out April 28. Pre-orders are available here.

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091998

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    1998
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    Built on Glass
    Artist
    Chet Faker
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    Downtown
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    2014

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1998

  • from Built on Glass
  • by Chet Faker

Australian Chet Faker, aka Nicholas Murphy, makes dance-able, electronic R&B. This track is from his soon-to-be-released album Built on Glass, out April 15.

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Built on Glass
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Built on Glass
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Chet Faker
Label
Downtown
Released
2014

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