A Great Unknowns Showcase: Bowerbirds, Bell, Port O'Brien, Okay, AU, and More

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This week's edition of All Songs Considered is full of surprises: great music from bands we'd never heard of before. They're not the easiest names to search for online: AU, Bell, Okay are a few of them. But they're all making inspired, richly diverse and beautifully produced albums. Hear the art-folk group Bowerbirds, Russian-born singer Olga Bell, the pop trio Try Me Bicycle (from our 'Second Stage' series) and more.

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A Great Unknowns Showcase: Bowerbirds, Bell, Port O'Brien, Okay, AU, and More

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Port O'Brien

  • Artist: Port O'Brien
  • Album: Wind and the Swell
  • Song: Bird Flies By

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Bird Flies By
Album
Wind and the Swell
Artist
Port O'Brien
Label
American Dust
Released
2007

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Bell

  • Artist: Bell
  • Album: EP
  • Song: Housefire

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Housefire
Album
EP
Artist
Bell
Released
2008

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Bowerbirds

  • Artist: Bowerbirds
  • Album: Hymns for a Dark Horse
  • Song: Hooves

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Hooves
Album
Hymns for a Dark Horse
Artist
Bowerbirds
Label
Burly Time
Released
2007

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Okay

  • Artist: Okay
  • Album: Huggable Dust
  • Song: My

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My
Album
Huggable Dust
Artist
Okay
Label
Absolutely Kosh
Released
2008

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Amber Rubarth

  • Artist: Amber Rubarth
  • Album: New Green Lines
  • Song: You Will Love This Song

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You Will Love This Song
Album
New Green Lines
Artist
Amber Rubarth
Label
Sounden
Released
2008

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Try Me Bicycle

  • Artist: Try Me Bicycle
  • Album: Voicings
  • Song: Big Small

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Big Small
Album
Voicings
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Try Me Bicycle
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Try Me Bicycle
Released
2007

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Hymns for a Dark Horse

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Hymns for a Dark Horse
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Bowerbirds

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