New Mix: alt-J, Loney Dear, Amythyst Kiah, Bnny, More : All Songs Considered All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new songs of the week, including a new one from the Leeds rock band alt-J, Swedish singer-songwriter Loney Dear, Amythyst Kiah and more.

Featured Artists And Songs:
1. alt-J: "U&ME," from The Dream
2. Hyd: "Skin 2 Skin," from Hyd (EP)
3. Amythyst Kiah: "Black Myself (Moby Remix)" (Single)
4. La Luz: "Lazy Eyes and Dune," from La Luz
5. Bnny: "Sure," from Everything
6. Loney Dear: "Go Easy On Me Now (Sirens + emergencies)," from A Lantern and a Bell

New Mix: alt-J, Loney Dear, Amythyst Kiah, Bnny, More

New Mix: alt-J, Loney Dear, Amythyst Kiah, Bnny, More

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Clockwise from upper left: Bnny, alt-J, Amythyst Kiah, La Luz, Loney Dear Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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On this edition of All Songs Considered, I have the first new music from alt-J since 2017. The song, "U&ME," comes along with the announcement of their upcoming 2022 album, The Dream. Another favorite artist from the last decade, Loney Dear, put out an album earlier this year that I totally missed but completely love. The album is A Lantern and a Bell, and I play the song "Go Easy On Me Now (Sirens + emergencies)."

Amythyst Kiah was working with Rhiannon Giddens when I last saw her at the Newport Folk Festival in 2019, in their project called Our Native Daughters. Amythyst Kiah's new solo album is called Wary + Strange. On that record is a song I first heard performed with Our Native Daughters titled "Black Myself." Now she's teamed up with Moby for a stunning reworked version, which I feature on this week's show. La Luz is a surfy-sounding trio from California. They've got a new song that knocked me out from their upcoming self-titled album — it's called "Lazy Eyes and Dune."

And two artists new to me — and hopefully equally thrilling for you — are Bnny, a Chicago musician with an ethereal sound, and Hyd, who has teamed up with Caroline Polachek for a song very much inspired by ASMR or autonomous sensory meridian response.


Featured Songs And Artists:

1. alt-J: "U&ME," from The Dream

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2. Hyd: "Skin 2 Skin," from Hyd (EP)

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3. Amythyst Kiah: "Black Myself (Moby Remix)" (Single)

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4. La Luz: "Lazy Eyes and Dune," from La Luz

5. Bnny: "Sure," from Everything

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6. Loney Dear: "Go Easy On Me Now (Sirens + emergencies)," from A Lantern and a Bell

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