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Clockwise from upper left: Röyksopp, Hozier, Helado Negro, Deerhoof Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Host Bob Boilen kicks off this week's show with a buzzing song from Toronto-based The Rural Alberta Advantage's new album, Mended With Gold. Inspired by the track's killer percussion, Robin Hilton shares the neurotic, upbeat "Paradise Girls" from Deerhoof's upcoming album La Isla Bonita, out Nov. 3.

Alt. Latino's Felix Contreras joins Bob and Robin in the studio to discuss Helado Negro, an artist who caught Bob's attention opening for Sinkane earlier this month. Felix and Bob share a lush, spacey cut from the singer's new album, Double Youth. Bob takes things in a different direction with Hozier's nod to R&B legend Jackie Wilson, "Jackie and Wilson," followed by English punk-duo Sleaford Mods' stark rant, "The Committee."

Next, Robin gets lost in a gripping ambient track from Bing & Ruth's provocatively titled upcoming album, Tomorrow Was The Golden Age. We close the show with a dreamy cut from Norwegian electronic-duo Röyksopp's final album, The Inevitable End.

Songs Featured On This Episode

Mended With Gold
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01On The Rocks

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The Rural Alberta Advantage

  • Song: On The Rocks
  • from Mended With Gold

Mended With Gold is Bob Boilen's favorite Rural Alberta Advantage album yet. Pulsating guitars and driving percussion fuel "On The Rocks," one of the catchiest tracks on the album. For more on this album, visit the artist's website.

Deerhoof, La Isla Bonita
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01Paradise Girls

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    Paradise Girls
    Album
    La Isla Bonita
    Artist
    Deerhoof
    Label
    Polyvinyl
    Released
    2014

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Deerhoof

  • Song: Paradise Girls
  • from La Isla Bonita

"Paradise Girls" is bright and upbeat, defined by fluttery percussion and syncopated guitar lines. The song was inspired by the band's long roster of female heroes, including 'Joan Jet, Janet Jackson, [and] Kim Gordon.' For more on La Isla Bonita, visit the band's website.

Double Youth
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01It's Our Game

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Helado Negro

  • Song: It's Our Game
  • from Double Youth

In "It's Our Game," Brooklyn-based Helado Negro's (Roberto Carlos Lange) dreamy vocals are buried beneath lush, spacey synth. For more on this song, visit the artist's website.

Hozier, Hozier
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02Jackie And Wilson

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    Jackie And Wilson
    Album
    Hozier
    Artist
    Hozier
    Label
    Columbia
    Released
    1969

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Hozier

  • Song: Jackie And Wilson

Hozier's "Jackie And Wilson" is a grooving, playful nod to the R&B legend. For more on the album, visit the artist's website.

Sleaford Mods, Chubbed Up Plus
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01The Committee

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Sleaford Mods

  • Song: The Committee
  • from Chubbed Up +

Nottingham-duo Sleaford Mods' minimalist rant "The Committee" recalls the rage and politics of the 1977 punk scene. For more on Chubbed Up+, visit the band's website.

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02TWTGA

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    TWTGA
    Album
    Tomorrow Was The Golden Age
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    Bing & Ruth
    Label
    RVNG Intl.
    Released
    2014

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Bing & Ruth

  • Song: TWTGA
  • from Tomorrow Was The Golden Age

Beguiling piano is buried beneath ambient electronic noises on "TWTGA," the title track from New York-based Bing & Ruth's upcoming album. For more on the record, visit the band's website.

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Tomorrow Was The Golden Age
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Tomorrow Was The Golden Age
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Bing & Ruth
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RVNG Intl.
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2014

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Royksopp
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01Sordid Affair

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Röyksopp

  • Song: Sordid Affair
  • from The Inevitable End

Norwegian electronic-duo Röyksopp's cosmic track "Sordid Affair" features vocals from Man Without a Country's Ryan James. The band says that the aptly titled The Inevitable End will be its last album. For more on the record, visit the artist's website.