This Week's Mix: From Buzzcocks To Bettye LaVette

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The Brooklyn-based electro-rock duo Sleigh Bells specializes in sensory overload. The band's thrilling debut album, Treats, is a full-on assault, with explosive beats, startling guitar riffs and intense vocals from singer Alexis Krauss. On this edition of All Songs Considered, we've got the song "Tell 'Em" from Treats. Also on the show: one-man chillwave band Toro Y Moi, innocent but edgy music from Secret Cities, evocative instrumental sounds from Accordion, Icelandic neo-classical artist Olafur Arnalds, the British punk-pop group Buzzcocks and Chicago's Light Pollution. Also, soul singer Bettye LaVette covers some well-known rock classics.

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This Week's Mix: From Buzzcocks To Bettye LaVette

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Sleigh Bells

  • Artist: Sleigh Bells
  • Album: Treats
  • Song: Tell 'Em

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Tell 'Em
Album
Treats
Artist
Sleigh Bells
Label
Mom & Pop Music
Released
2010

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Toro y Moi

  • Artist: Toro y Moi
  • Album: Causers of This
  • Song: Blessa

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Blessa
Album
Causers of This
Artist
Toro y Moi
Label
Carpark Records
Released
2010

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Accordion

  • Artist: Accordion
  • Album: Accordion
  • Song: Ginger Wood

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Ólafur Arnalds

  • Artist: Ólafur Arnalds
  • Album: ...And They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness
  • Song: Þú Ert Sólin

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Þú Ert Sólin
Album
...And They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness
Artist
Ólafur Arnalds
Label
Erased Tapes
Released
2010

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Buzzcocks

  • Artist: Buzzcocks
  • Album: Another Music in a Different Kitchen/Love Bites [1989]
  • Song: Sixteen

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Sixteen
Album
Another Music in a Different Kitchen/Love Bites [1989]
Artist
Buzzcocks
Label
EMI Music Distribution
Released
1994

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Light Pollution

  • Artist: Light Pollution
  • Album: Apparitions
  • Song: Oh, Ivory!

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Oh, Ivory!
Album
Apparitions
Artist
Light Pollution
Label
Carpark Records
Released
2010

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Bettye LaVette

  • Artist: Bettye Lavette
  • Album: Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook
  • Song: Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

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Song
Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Album
Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook
Artist
Bettye Lavette
Label
Anti
Released
2010

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