Feist, The Magnetic Fields, Bloc Party

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New music from The White Stripes; Sultry singer Leslie Feist; Brazilian musician Celso Fonseca; A sneak preview of new Sufjan Stevens; Live in concert with The Magnetic Fields; Thumb piano amped up by Konono No.1; Zimbabwean singer Oliver Mtukudzi; British digi-pop from Electrelane; South London punk rockers Bloc Party; A new EP from Secret Machines.

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Feist, The Magnetic Fields, Bloc Party

Get Behind Me Satan

Forever for Her (Is Over for Me)

  • Artist: The White Stripes
  • Album: Get Behind Me Satan
  • Song: Forever for Her (Is Over for Me)

This is a follow-up to the Detroit rock group's critically-acclaimed 2003 release Elephant, which was featured on All Songs Considered's best of 2003.

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Get Behind Me Satan
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The White Stripes
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V2

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Let It Die

Mushaboom

  • Artist: Feist
  • Album: Let It Die
  • Song: Mushaboom

Leslie Feist fronted the punk band Placebo in the late 1990s before a doctor told her she had over-strained her voice and needed to stop singing. She's since recovered and released this new CD under her own name.

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Mushaboom
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Let It Die
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Feist
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Cherrytree/Interscope

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Rive Gauche Rio

O Rio Para Trás

  • Artist: Celso Fonseca
  • Album: Rive Gauche Rio
  • Song: O Rio Para Trás

Brazilian artist Celso Fonseca was last featured on All Songs Considered episode 39. The singer and composer has worked with other Brazilian legends like Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso.

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Rive Gauche Rio
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Celso Fonseca
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Ziriguiboom

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Come On Feel the Illinoise

John Wayne Gacy, Jr.

  • Artist: Sufjan Stevens
  • Album: Illinois
  • Song: John Wayne Gacy, Jr.

Before becoming a favorite among art pop fans, Sufjan Stevens was first featured on All Songs Considered's Open Mic. This CD, due out in July, is part of an ambitious series of albums Stevens is composing on all 50 U.S. states.

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Come On Feel the Illinoise
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Sufjan Stevens
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Asthmatic Kitty

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Live at Carnegie Hall, from NPR.org

I Don't Believe You

  • Artist: The Magnetic Fields
  • Album: Live at Carnegie Hall, from NPR.org
  • Song: I Don't Believe You

This is a cut from the band's recent performance at Carnegie Hall, as featured on NPR's Creators at Carnegie series.

Congotronics

Paradiso

  • Artist: Konono No.1
  • Album: Congotronics
  • Song: Paradiso

Konono No. 1 was founded more than 25 years ago by Mingiedi, a virtuoso of the African thumb piano. The group performs on several thumb pianos, amplified like electric guitars. The band's rhythm section is made of pots, pans and old car parts.

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Congotronics
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Konono No. 1
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Crammed Discs

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Nhava

Ninipa

  • Artist: Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi
  • Album: Nhava
  • Song: Ninipa

One of Zimbabwe's most beloved artists, Oliver Mtukudzi was previously featured on All Songs Considered episode 20.

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Nhava
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Oliver Mtukudzi
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Heads Up

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Axes

Bells

  • Artist: Electrelane
  • Album: Axes
  • Song: Bells

Electrelane is an all-woman, experimental, ambient pop group from Brighton, England. This the band's third full-length release.

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Axes
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Electrelane
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Beggars Too Pure

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Silent Alarm

Price of Gasoline

  • Artist: Bloc Party
  • Album: Silent Alarm
  • Song: Price of Gasoline

Bloc Party frontman Kele Okerere describes this album as "Technicolor," a tight collection of guitar rock songs with a big, energetic sound and clever hooks.

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Price of Gasoline
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Silent Alarm
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Bloc Party
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V2

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