New Mix: Soccer Mommy, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Nils Frahm, More : All Songs Considered All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen's favorite tracks of the week include a classic murder ballad reimagined by Bonnie "Prince" Billy, a new collaboration with Nils Frahm and F.S. Blumm, Soccer Mommy and more.

Featured Tracks And Artists:
1. Soccer Mommy: "rom com 2004" (Single)
2. My Idea: "Stay Away Still," from That's My Idea EP
3. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Nathan Salzburg: "Stagger Lee" (Single)
4. Hana Vu: "Maker" (Single)
5. Devendra Banhart & Noah Georgeson: "In A Cistern," from Refuge
6. F.S. Blumm & Nils Frahm: "Desert Mule," from 2X1=4

New Mix: Soccer Mommy, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Nils Frahm, More

New Mix: Soccer Mommy, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Nils Frahm, More

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Clockwise from upper left: Soccer Mommy, Hana Vu, Noah Georgeson and Devendra Banhart, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, F.S. Blumm and Nils Frahm Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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I kick-off this week's show with a one-off single from Soccer Mommy. On "rom com 2004," Sophie Allison has one ear on the sounds of the early 2000s and the other warped toward the future. Los Angeles artist Hana Vu has a poetic view of life with hopes that it be more than it appears.

I have several exciting collaborations beginning with Nate Amos and Lily Konigsberg from Water From Your Eyes and Palberta, respectively. Their spunky and fun collaboration is called My Idea. Bonnie "Prince" Billy and guitarist Nathan Salsburg team up to reimagine the murder ballad "Stagger Lee," but from the perspective of the victim Billy Lyons. The collaboration is part of a podcast about murder ballads called Songs in the Key of Death.

Devendra Banhart, known for his strong voice and twisted folk music, has teamed up with his dear friend Noah Georgeson to create the calming and beautiful ambient album Refuge. And Nils Frahm and F.S. Blumm are back with their fourth collaboration; this instrumental record takes dub music to a whole new world.


1. Soccer Mommy: "rom com 2004" (Single)

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2. My Idea: "Stay Away Still," from That's My Idea EP

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3. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Nathan Salsburg: "Stagger Lee" (Single)

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4. Hana Vu: "Maker" (Single)

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5. Devendra Banhart & Noah Georgeson: "In A Cistern," from Refuge

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6. F.S. Blumm & Nils Frahm: "Desert Mule," from 2X1=4

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