New Mix: Aldous Harding, Clairo, Matthew E. White, More : All Songs Considered All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tunes of the week, including one with The National's Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, a Jack Antonoff-produced song from Clairo and more.

Featured Songs:
1. Orla Gartland: "You're Not Special Babe," from Woman on the Internet
2. Aldous Harding: "Old Peel" (Single)
3. Matthew E. White: "Genuine Hesitation," from K Bay
4. Big Red Machine: "Latter Days (feat. Anaïs Mitchell)," from How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last?
5. Dos Santos: "A Shot in the Dark" (Single)
6. Clairo: "Blouse," from Sling
7. jess joy: "her0," from PATREEARCHY

New Mix: Aldous Harding, Clairo, Matthew E. White, More

New Mix: Aldous Harding, Clairo, Matthew E. White, More

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Clockwise from upper left: Aldous Harding, Clairo, Matthew E. White, Orla Gartland Courtesy of the aritsts hide caption

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On this week's All Songs Considered I've got a few familiar voices and some thrilling new ones. You might not know Big Red Machine by name, but it's a project that includes The National's Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, among others. The song I play from them features Anaïs Mitchell, the creator of the musical Hadestown. I've also got new music from one of my favorite artists of the past five years, Aldous Harding, plus new music from Richmond, Virginia's Matthew E. White. Also, the singer Clairo returns with music from her second album, co-produced by Jack Antonoff.

Orla Gartland is an artist I think we'll be hearing a lot from, and I play her ever-catchy tune "You're Not Special Babe," a song at first I thought of as a bit mean-spirited, but then realized she's talking about herself. Next, we hear new music from Chicago's Latinx's band Dos Santos and a song of theirs with a dreamy Mellotron opening. Finally, I end the show with the unique voice of jess joy and a piece of music about deflating one's idols.


1. Orla Gartland: "You're Not Special Babe," from Woman on the Internet

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2. Aldous Harding: "Old Peel" (Single)

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3. Matthew E. White: "Genuine Hesitation" from K Bay

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4. Big Red Machine: "Latter Days (feat. Anaïs Mitchell)," from How Long Do You Think It's Gonna Last?

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5. Dos Santos: "A Shot in the Dark" (Single)

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6. Clairo: "Blouse," from Sling

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7. jess joy: "her0," from PATREEARCHY

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