Swedish Pop, Exotic Creatures of the Deep, The Elephant 6 Orchestra, More

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Sweden has been producing some of the best pop music of the past decade. On our latest mix we've got new music from singer Lykke Li (pronounced Leaky-Lee), and the sprawling, 30-member group I'm From Barcelona. Also on the show: the British band Wild Beasts with their oddly titled new song "Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants;" the wildly strange and wonderful Sparks; twin sisters and the former drummer for Secret Machines form the band School of Seven Bells; and the influential Elephant 6 Orchestra reunites for a magical and historic live performance.

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Swedish Pop, Exotic Creatures of the Deep, The Elephant 6 Orchestra, More

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Lykke Li

  • Artist: Lykke Li
  • Album: Youth Novels
  • Song: Melodies & Desires
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  • "Melodies & Desires"
  • Album: Youth Novels
  • Artist: Lykke Li
  • Label: Ada/Atlantic
  • Released: 2008
 
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I'm from Barcelona

  • Artist: I'm from Barcelona
  • Album: Who Killed Harry Houdini?
  • Song: Headphones
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  • "Headphones"
  • Album: Who Killed Harry Houdini?
  • Artist: I'm from Barcelona
  • Label: Mute
  • Released: 2008
 
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Wild Beasts

  • Artist: Wild Beasts
  • Album: Limbo, Panto
  • Song: Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants
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  • "Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants"
  • Album: Limbo, Panto
  • Artist: Wild Beasts
  • Label: Domino
  • Released: 2008
 
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Sparks

  • Artist: Sparks
  • Album: Exotic Creatures of the Deep
  • Song: Good Morning
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  • "Good Morning"
  • Album: Exotic Creatures of the Deep
  • Artist: Sparks
  • Label: Lil Beethoven
  • Released: 2008
 
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School of Seven Bells

  • Artist: School of Seven Bells
  • Album: Alpinisms
  • Song: Face to Face on High Places
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  • "Face to Face on High Places"
  • Album: Alpinisms
  • Artist: School of Seven Bells
  • Label: Ghostly International
  • Released: 2008
 
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The Elephant 6 Orchestra

  • Artist: The Elephant 6 Orchestra
  • Album: Live From Chicago's Bottom Lounge
  • Song: The Opera House

This is an excerpt from The Elephant 6 Orchestra performance recorded at Chicago's Bottom Lounge, on Oct. 21.

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The Elephant 6 Orchestra

  • Artist: The Elephant 6 Orchestra
  • Album: Live From Chicago's Bottom Lounge
  • Song: Life Forms (Transmission Received)

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