New Mix: Liz Phair, Ra Ra Riot, Vijay Iyer, More

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Rock guitarist and singer Liz Phair is back from a five-year hiatus with one of the most unusual and interesting albums of her career, but hardly anyone has noticed. That's because Phair quietly self-released the record on her website, over the July 4 weekend. On this edition of All Songs Considered, we share a track from her new album, Funstyle. Also on the show: a gorgeous new solo record from Bon Iver drummer Sean Carey, a mesmerizing sound collage from The Books, feel-good garage-rock from Agent Ribbons, new-folk singer David Dondero, Icelandic artist Olof Arnalds, jazz pianist Vijay Iyer (covering a classic pop song from the '80s), and the string-infused rock group Ra Ra Riot.

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New Mix: Liz Phair, Ra Ra Riot, Vijay Iyer, More

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Liz Phair

  • Artist: Liz Phair
  • Song: And He Slayed Her
  • From: Funstyle

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S. Carey

  • Artist: S. Carey
  • Song: In the Dirt
  • From: All We Grow
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All We Grow
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The Books

  • Artist: The Books
  • Song: Thirty Incoming
  • From: The Way Out
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The Way Out
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Temporary Residence
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Agent Ribbons

  • Artist: Agent Ribbons
  • Song: I'm Alright
  • From: Chateau Crone

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David Dondero

  • Artist: David Dondero
  • Song: # Zero With a Bullet
  • From: # Zero With a Bullet
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Team Love
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Ólöf Arnalds

  • Artist: Ólöf Arnalds
  • Song: Innundir Skinni
  • From: Innundir Skinni
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Vijay Iyer

  • Artist: Vijay Iyer
  • Song: Human Nature
  • From: Solo
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