New Mix: The Smile, Kae Tempest, Yard Act, More : All Songs Considered All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, along with NPR Music's curator of the weird and loud, Lars Gotrich.

Featured Artists And Tracks:
1. Kae Tempest: "More Pressure," from The Line Is A Curve
2. Pigeon Pit: "Empties," from Feather River Canyon Blues
3. Souk: "Sooner or Later," from Souk Demo
4. Basia Bulat: "The Garden," from The Garden
5. Barrie: "Quarry," from Barbara
6. The Smile: "You Will Never Work In Television Again" (Single)
7. Yard Act: "Rich," from The Overload

New Mix: The Smile, Kae Tempest, Yard Act, More

New Mix: The Smile, Kae Tempest, Yard Act, More

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Clockwise from upper left: The Smile, Basia Bulat, Pigeon Pit, Barrie, Kae Tempest Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood have teamed up with Sons Of Kemet drummer Tom Skinner for a new trio they call The Smile. On this week's show, I play their new song, "You Will Never Work In Television Again."

Kae Tempest is a brilliant poet, playwright, and singer. Their new song, "More Pressure," speaks to the doors that open when one is under immense personal pressure and the more opportunities there are for release.

Our resident Viking, Lars Gotrich brings some punk to the program with music from Pigeon Pit, an energetic acoustic number that imagines finding utopia from the seat of a couch. Lars also brings the Japanese band Souk and their recent angular demo called "Sooner or Later."

Canadian singer Basia Bulat looks back at her discography and re-imagines it through the eyes of pregnancy, reworking her tunes with the help of string arrangements from Owen Pallett. The artist known as Barrie takes on a new solo project with the help of her new wife, Gabby from Gabby's World. And I end the show with a thrilling new band from Leeds, Yard Act, where singer James Smith humorously imagines a world where he becomes rich and famous – and what his world would be like with money and power.


Featured Artists And Tracks:

1. Kae Tempest: "More Pressure," from The Line Is A Curve

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2. Pigeon Pit: "Empties," from Feather River Canyon Blues

3. Souk: "Sooner or Later," from Souk Demo

4. Basia Bulat: "The Garden," from The Garden

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5. Barrie: "Quarry," from Barbara

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6. The Smile: "You Will Never Work In Television Again" (Single)

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7. Yard Act: "Rich," from The Overload

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