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New Mix: Dan Deacon, THEESatisfaction, Jackson Scott, More
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New Mix: Dan Deacon, THEESatisfaction, Jackson Scott, More

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Clockwise from upper left: Dan Deacon, Tanya Tagaq, THEESatisfaction, Jackson Scott

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This week on All Songs Considered: Our favorite electronic artist, Dan Deacon, is back with another playfully infectious dance party, one he recorded both in the studio and in bathrooms and greenrooms during his most recent tour. Also, NPR Music contributor Katie Presley joins us with a hypnotic groove from the Seattle-based duo THEESatisfaction and a slow-burning jam from New Orleans singer-songwriter Kristin Diable. We've got a funktacular space-jam from the London-based duo Public Service Broadcasting; the unbelievable throat-singing of Canadian, Polaris Prize-winning singer Tanya Tagaq and woozy, blown-out guitar psychedelia from Jackson Scott.

But before we get to any of that, Robin shares a special moment with the one artist who makes him feel so very alive and ready to conquer the world: Billy Joel.

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Songs Featured On This Episode

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12Recognition
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    Recognition
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    EarthEE
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    THEESatisfaction
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    Sub Pop
    Released
    2015

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THEESatisfaction

  • Song: Recognition
  • from EarthEE

The first pick from guest Katie Presley is the hypnotic track "Recognition," from THEESatisfaction's upcoming album EarthEE, out Feb. 24th.

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EarthEE
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EarthEE
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THEESatisfaction
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Sub Pop

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01Feel the Lightning
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Dan Deacon

  • Song: Feel the Lightning
  • from Gliss Riffer

"Feel the Lightning" is a playful electronic song that is all Dan Deacon (including the opening female-sounding vocals). Recorded between hotel bathrooms, greenrooms and studios on the road during his 2014 tour with Arcade Fire, Deacon's new solo album, Gliss Riffer, arrives Feb. 24.

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03Gagarin
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Public Service Broadcasting

  • Song: Gagarin
  • from The Race For Space

Public Service Broadcasting's "Gagarin" is a space-themed groove dedicated to the world's first man in space, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. Though the London-based duo normally uses a lot of sampled music, they hired a horn section to create this funky four-minute dance party. The Race For Space lands Feb. 24.

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Race for Space
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Race for Space
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Public Service Broadcasting
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Test Card

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03Time Will Wait
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Kristin Diable

  • Song: Time Will Wait
  • from Create Your Own Mythology

New Orleans singer-songwriter Kristin Diable begins "Time Will Wait" with only her sultry voice and a solo guitar. But it quickly builds into a charging chorus with tambourines and a gospel choir. Diable's album, Create Your Own Mythology, due out on Feb. 24, was recorded by Dave Cobb, who also produced Sturgill Simpson's Metamodern Sounds In Country Music.

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01Caribou
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    Caribou
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    Animism
    Artist
    Tanya Tagaq
    Label
    Six Shooter Records
    Released
    2015

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Tanya Tagaq

  • Song: Caribou
  • from Animism

Canadian throat singer Tanya Tagaq begins her album with this Pixies cover. At first it's familiar, but "Caribou" soon transforms into something otherworldly and much more characteristic of the rest of this strange and curious record. Tagaq's abum, Animism, uses modern electronics to showcase sounds we didn't know the human body could make. It was released last year in Canada and won the Polaris Music Prize there, and finally comes out in the U.S. on Jan. 20.

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Animism
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Animism
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Tanya Tagaq
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Six Shooter Records
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2015

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