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New Mix: Tori Amos Song Premiere, A Wes Anderson Tribute, More

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New Mix: Tori Amos Song Premiere, A Wes Anderson Tribute, More

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New Mix: Tori Amos Song Premiere, A Wes Anderson Tribute, More

New Mix: Tori Amos Song Premiere, A Wes Anderson Tribute, More

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Tori Amos has spent the past several years exploring other worlds of music. She released two albums of classical-inspired work, including a collection of her earlier pop songs retooled as orchestral tracks. Most recently she helped write a musical for the London National Theater. But this month Amos is back with Unrepentant Geraldines, a new album filled with her signature piano-driven baroque pop songs. On this week's All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton premiere "16 Shades Of Blue," a new cut from the album, and talk about why it's Amos' best record in 20 years.

Also on the show: Malaysian-born singer-songwriter Zee Avi covers The Velvet Underground song "Who Loves The Sun;" A new tribute album showcases some of the music featured in Wes Anderson's films, including a thumping cover of The Kinks' song "Nothing In This World Can Stop Me Worrying 'Bout That Girl;" and the Berlin and New York-based dream pop group Fenster is back with an atmospheric sophomore full-length called The Pink Caves. Plus: The captivating voice of singer Alice Boman and the Led Zeppelin-inspired rock of Milezo.

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0116 Shades Of Blue

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    16 Shades Of Blue
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    Unrepentant Geraldines
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    Released
    2014

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Tori Amos

  • Song: 16 Shades Of Blue
  • from Unrepentant Geraldines

After exploring classical music and orchestration in recent years, Tori Amos returns to the studio for a new collection of piano-driven baroque pop. Unrepentant Geraldines is out May 13.

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Unrepentant Geraldines
Album
Unrepentant Geraldines
Artist
Tori Amos
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Mercury
Released
2014

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01Who Loves The Sun

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Zee Avi

  • Song: Who Loves The Sun
  • from Zee Avi's Nightlight

For her latest album, Malaysian-born singer Zee Avi covers the work of some of her favorite artists, including Michael Jackson, Bobby McFerrin and, on this cut, The Velvet Underground.

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05Nothing In This World Can Stop Me Worrying 'Bout That Girl

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Solvents

  • Song: Nothing In This World Can Stop Me Worrying 'Bout That Girl
  • from I Saved Latin!: a Tribute To Wes Anderson

Solvents, a group from Port Townsend in Washington, is just one of the bands featured on a new compilation that pays tribute to the music of Wes Anderson's films. The original version of this 1965 song by The Kinks appeared in the 1998 movie Rushmore.

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01Better Days

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    Pink Caves
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    Fenster
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    Morr Music
    Released
    2014

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Fenster

  • Song: Better Days
  • from Pink Caves

Fenster is a dream pop group based out of Berlin and New York. The band's latest album is a hypnotic mix of found sounds, colorful textures and atmospherics, with woozy bass lines and rattling beats.

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Pink Caves
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Pink Caves
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Fenster
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Morr Music
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2014

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05Lead Me

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Alice Boman

  • Song: Lead Me
  • from EP II

Swedish singer Alice Boman makes beautiful, lo-fi recordings that are both intimate and lonesome, with a captivating voice like ether.

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01Pathways

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Milezo

  • Song: Pathways
  • from Pathways

Milezo is a rock group from Austin, Texas fronted by singer Miles Kelley. The band's latest album — its seventh in ten years — moves from sunny psych-pop to fuzzed-out rock.