New Mix: Dry Cleaning, Jesca Hoop, Alex G, Rubblebucket, Jake Blount, Marlon Williams : All Songs Considered All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares an anthemic call to action from Jesca Hoop, a song for a stressed-out brain from Dry Cleaning, and two tunes inspired by television shows.

Featured Tracks And Artists:
1. Jesca Hoop: "Hatred Has a Mother," from Order of Romance
2. Jake Blount: "Didn't It Rain," from The New Faith
3. Alex G: "Runner," from God Save the Animals
4. Rubblebucket: "Morning in the Sun" (Single)
5. Marlon Williams: "Thinking of Nina," from My Boy
6. Dry Cleaning: "Don't Press Me," from Stumpwork

New Mix: Dry Cleaning, Jesca Hoop, Alex G, Rubblebucket, Jake Blount, Marlon Williams

New Mix: Dry Cleaning, Jesca Hoop, Alex G, Rubblebucket, Jake Blount, Marlon Williams

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Clockwise, from top left: Jake Blount, Jesca Hoop, Marlon Williams, Alex G, Rubblebucket, Dry Cleaning.

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On this week's All Songs Considered, Jesca Hoop sings a moral call to action. "Hatred Has a Mother, " from Order of Romance out in September, aims at understanding our differences so may all find ways to get along.

Jake Blount loves old spirituals and the Black church, but at the tender age of eight declared himself an atheist. While suffering from what we now know as long COVID and thinking about mortality, Blount dug into what he calls the "old songs." The New Faith was born, including a Sister Rosetta Tharpe-inspired tune "Didn't It Rain."

I have new song from Alex G's forthcoming album, God Save the Animals, called "Runner." Next, we have Rubblebucket, a duo that released its debut in 2008. Over time, Kalmia Traver and Alex Toth's romantic relationship became complicated, which led a song written for the television show Upload. Toth describes "Morning in the Sun" as a pathway to a healthier love and understanding. Marlon Williams was also inspired by a television show called The Americans; "Thinking of Nina" is from his album My Boy.

Our show ender is a two-minute tune from the London band Dry Cleaning. Singer Florence Shaw says she wrote "Don't Press Me" to her own brain, which "is always fighting me, always stressing me out." The song will be on the band's second album coming in the fall called Stumpwork.


1. Jesca Hoop: "Hatred Has a Mother," from Order of Romance

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2. Jake Blount: "Didn't It Rain," from The New Faith

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3. Alex G: "Runner," from God Save the Animals

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4. Rubblebucket: "Morning in the Sun" (Single)

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5. Marlon Williams: "Thinking of Nina," from My Boy

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6. Dry Cleaning: "Don't Press Me," from Stumpwork

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