New Music From The Black Keys, Jónsi, Drake And More : All Songs Considered This week on All Songs Considered, artists who stayed mum for most of 2011 come out of the woodwork.

New Music From The Black Keys, Jónsi, Drake And More

New Music From The Black Keys, Jónsi, Drake And More

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Clockwise from top left: Jonsi, Drake, Olof Arnalds, The Black Keys, The Antlers. Courtesy of the artists / NPR hide caption

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Sinners repent, for the end of the year is nigh. Starting soon, NPR Music will begin looking back on the best music of 2011 — but this week's All Songs sneaks a few new releases under the wire before all the counting down begins. Perhaps the biggest surprise is a new record from Jónsi, the Sigur Rós frontman who released his dazzling solo debut last year, and has been mostly quiet since then. Jonsi is behind the original soundtrack for the upcoming Cameron Crowe film We Bought a Zoo; this week's show has a premiere of the song "Gathering Stories."

Also on this episode: a straight-ahead rocker from The Black Keys, a slow jam with an engaging backstory from Drake, some nostalgic emoting from Real Estate and Future Islands, and cover tunes from The Antlers and Ólöf Arnalds.

New Music From Jonsi, The Black Keys, Drake And More

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New Music From The Black Keys, Jónsi, Drake And More

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The Black Keys

  • Song: Run Right Back
  • from El Camino
Cover for Days

It's Real

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Real Estate

  • Song: It's Real
  • from Days
Cover for Ólöf Sings

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Ólöf Arnalds

  • Song: With Tomorrow / I'm On Fire
  • from Ólöf Sings
Cover for Take Care [Clean]

Take Care

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Drake

  • Song: Take Care
  • from Take Care [Clean]


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The Antlers

  • Song: VCR (The xx cover)
  • from (together)

Learn more about this release at The Antlers' website.

Cover for On The Water

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Future Islands

  • Song: Where I Found You
  • from On The Water
Cover for We Bought a Zoo [Original Soundtrack]

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Jónsi

  • Song: Gathering Stories
  • from We Bought a Zoo [Original Soundtrack]