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New Mix: Tom Petty, Lana Del Rey, Adult Jazz, More

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On this week's All Songs Considered: Red-blooded rock-and-roll from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, a dramatic and cinematic turn for singer Lana Del Rey, the off-kilter, genre-bending sounds of Adult Jazz and more.

Co-host Robin Hilton, riding high on a wave of caffeine and nostalgia, kicks off the show with "American Dream Plan B," a straight-ahead guitar-rock cut from the upcoming Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers album Hypnotic Eye.

Bob Boilen opts for something a bit more subdued with Sean Rowe's "Madman," the title track from the singer's new album, out Sept. 9 on ANTI-. The accompanying video, which premiered on All Songs TV, follows the folk singer on a recent tour as he brings his beautiful baritone to strangers' homes across the country.

Also on the show: We premiere a startling new cut from the Leeds-based band Adult Jazz. The song "Hum," from the band's upcoming album Gist Is, is a strange, epic journey through off-kilter soundscapes. Bob shares Lana Del Rey's "Shades Of Cool," a song full of unexpected twist and turns, from the singer's new album Ultraviolence. We get all mushy inside with the beautiful and sentimental "Dark Side Of The Moon" from Chris Staples. "Sing 2 Me" by Walter Martin is a G-rated song the former bassist for The Walkmen recorded with Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Finally we close the show out with "Birthday Song," a quirky cut from Frankie Cosmos. Clocking in at just 68 seconds, it's the perfect summation of the show: sweet, profound and a bit perplexing, too.

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01American Dream Plan B

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    American Dream Plan B
    Album
    Hypnotic Eye
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    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
    Label
    Reprise / Wea
    Released
    2014

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

  • Song: American Dream Plan B
  • from Hypnotic Eye

This classic guitar-rock cut is the opening track from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers' thirteenth studio album, due out July 29 on Reprise Records.

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Hypnotic Eye
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Hypnotic Eye
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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
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Reprise / Wea

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01Madman

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    Madman
    Album
    Madman
    Artist
    Sean Rowe
    Label
    Anti-
    Released
    2014

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Sean Rowe

  • Song: Madman
  • from Madman

Sean Rowe is as much a traveler as he is a folk singer. The title track from his new album takes a look at his life on the road.

More on this album from the artist's web site.

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01Hum

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    Hum
    Album
    Gist Is
    Artist
    Adult Jazz
    Label
    Spare Thought
    Released
    2014

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Adult Jazz

  • Song: Hum
  • from Gist Is

This hypnotic song from the Leeds-based group appears on their upcoming debut LP, out Aug. 4 on their own Spare Thought Records. More on this album from Adult Jazz's Tumblr page, and their cheeky Twitter account.

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03Shades Of Cool

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    Shades Of Cool
    Album
    Ultraviolence
    Artist
    Lana Del Rey
    Label
    Interscope
    Released
    1969

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Lana Del Rey

  • Song: Shades Of Cool
  • from Ultraviolence

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach produced Lana del Rey's new album Ultraviolence. You can hear his influence on the gritty, hair-raising "Shades of Cool."

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Ultraviolence
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Ultraviolence
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Lana Del Rey
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Interscope

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04Dark Side Of The Moon

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    Dark Side Of The Moon
    Album
    American Soft
    Artist
    Chris Staples
    Label
    Barsuk
    Released
    1969

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Chris Staples

  • Song: Dark Side Of The Moon
  • from American Soft

The restless songwriter and guitarist Chris Staples, who's played in the band Telekenesis, says that "Dark Side of the Moon" is "really a song about people who obsess about hidden messages or meanings." But All Songs hosts Bob and Robin think it's a perfect ode to fatherhood.

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05Sing 2 Me

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    Sing 2 Me
    Album
    We're All Young Together
    Artist
    Walter Martin
    Label
    Family Jukebox
    Released
    1969

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Walter Martin

  • Song: Sing 2 Me
  • from We're All Young Together

Although The Walkmen remain on indefinite hiatus, the band's members have been busy. This cut from bassist and keyboardist Walter Martin features sweet vocals from the Yeah Yeah Yeah's Karen O and an incredibly cute video to match.

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We're All Young Together
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We're All Young Together
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Walter Martin
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Family Jukebox

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02Leisure

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    Leisure
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    Phox
    Artist
    Phox
    Label
    Partisan
    Released
    2014

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Phox

  • Song: Leisure

This song on appears on the Wisconsin-based PHOX's debut LP, out Jun. 24 on Partisan Records. You can listen to the full album on NPR's First Listen series until its release.

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Phox
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Phox
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Phox
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Partisan
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2014

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03Birthday Song

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Frankie Cosmos

  • Song: Birthday Song
  • from Zentropy

Frankie Cosmos is otherwise known as 19-year-old Greta Kline, daughter of actors Kevin Kline and Phoebe Cates. "Birthday Song" appears on the young New Yorker's first studio album, out now on Double Double Whammy Records.

More on this album from the artist's web site.