PJ Harvey, Metric, John Vanderslice, More : All Songs Considered On this edition of All Songs Considered, John Vanderslice,PJ Harvey and John Parish, Metric, Emily Haines, Camera Obscura, Eulogies, and the Manchester, England-based band Doves.

PJ Harvey, Metric, John Vanderslice, More

PJ Harvey, Metric, John Vanderslice, More

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Always inspired, inventive, and ever-evolving, John Vanderslice is one of the most consistently rewarding artists making music today. Later this spring he'll release what may be his best album so far. Romanian Names isn't out until May 19th, but we have a preview cut for you on this edition of All Songs Considered. Also on the program: PJ Harvey and John Parish collaborate on a new album; Metric, with singer Emily Haines, is back with a new record after a four-year hiatus; the Scottish group Camera Obscura has produced an ambitious collection of luminescent pop gems. We're streaming the entire album starting at midnight, Apr. 13, but you can hear an excerpt here first. Eulogies, a Los Angeles-based trio, has a beautifully spare new CD called Here Anonymous; and the Manchester, England-based group Doves returns with a mix of shimmering guitars and washes of ambient drones called Kingdom of Rust.

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PJ Harvey, Metric, John Vanderslice, More

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Sick Muse

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Metric

  • Song: Sick Muse
  • from Fantasies
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D.I.A.L.O.

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John Vanderslice

  • Song: D.I.A.L.O.
  • from Romanian Names
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French Navy

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Camera Obscura

  • Song: French Navy
  • from My Maudlin Career
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Two Can Play

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Eulogies

  • Song: Two Can Play
  • from Here Anonymous
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Black Hearted Love

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PJ Harvey & John Parish

  • Song: Black Hearted Love
  • from Woman a Man Walked By
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Jetstream

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Doves

  • Song: Jetstream
  • from Kingdom of Rust