New Mix: PUP, Kaina, Uwade, More : All Songs Considered All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen and NPR Music editor Marissa Lorusso share their favorite new music of the week, including the latest from PUP and the curious and beautiful sounds of Isik Kural.

Featured artists and tracks:

1. PUP: "Robot Writes A Love Song," from THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND
2. MAITA: "Loneliness," from I Just Want To Be Wild For You
3. KAINA: "Apple," from It Was a Home
4. Uwade: "Do You See The Light Around Me?" (Single)
5. Imarhan: "Achinkad," from Aboogi
6. Isik Kural: "paperhat," from in february

New Mix: PUP, Kaina, Uwade, More

New Mix: PUP, Kaina, Uwade, More

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Top row, left to right: Kaina, Maita, Uwade; Bottom row: PUP Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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I'll start off the show loud, with new music from the Toronto band PUP and a song about a computer overwhelmed by human emotion. The song "Robot Writes A Love Song" is on their upcoming album, THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND. Then NPR's Marissa Lorusso takes us to the quieter sounds of MAITA, a former contestant to NPR's Tiny Desk Contest. Her new song is a tale of loneliness while studying in Japan, it's called "Loneliness." After that Marissa play an Alt.Latino favorite, the artist known as KAINA and her song "Apple."

The second half of this week's show comes from 21-year-old Nigerian-born and North Carolina-raised singer Uwade. Her song "Do You See The Light Around Me?" is about a crush and the self-consciousness and self-doubt associated with that infatuation.

We next hear from the Southern Algeria Tuareg band, Imarhan and the hypnotic sounds of the song, "Achinkad." I end the show with a mysterious bit of music that includes bird songs, peaceful outdoor ambiance and a synthesizer that has a music box quality. The song, by the Istanbul-born and Glasgow-based artist Isik Kural, is called "paper hat."


Featured artists and tracks:

1. PUP: "Robot Writes A Love Song," from THE UNRAVELING OF PUPTHEBAND

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2. MAITA: "Loneliness," from I Just Want To Be Wild For You

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3. KAINA: "Apple," from It Was a Home

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4. Uwade: "Do You See The Light Around Me?" (Single)

5. Imarhan: "Achinkad," from Aboogi

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6. Isik Kural: "paperhat," from in february

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