New Mix: The 1975, The Beths, King Princess, Danielle Ponder, more : All Songs Considered All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen shares his favorite tracks of the week, including new ones from The 1975, Tiny Desk Contest contestant Danielle Ponder, The Black Angels and more.

Featured Songs And Artists:

1. Madi Diaz: "Hangover" (Single)
2. Danielle Ponder: "So Long," from Some of Us Are Brave
3. King Princess: "Cursed," from Hold On Baby
4. The Beths: "Expert in a Dying Field," from Expert in a Dying Field
5. The 1975: "Part of the Band," from Being Funny In a Foreign Language
6. The Black Angels: "Firefly," from Wilderness of Mirrors

Watch videos for each track and more at the All Songs Considered website.

New Mix: The 1975, The Beths, King Princess, Danielle Ponder, more

New Mix: The 1975, The Beths, King Princess, Danielle Ponder, more

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Top row, left to right: The Beths, The 1975, The Black Angels; bottom row, left to right: Danielle Ponder, King Princess, Madi Diaz Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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This week's All Songs Considered is filled with songs about friendships gone wrong. I begin with a brutally honest tale from Madi Diaz. The song is called "Hangover" and it's about visiting an older life, past relationships, and feeling emotionally hungover.

King Princess is back with new music and a song called "Cursed," and much like the Madi Diaz track, it's about seeing a friend she's broken up with and having an internal dialog as a way to think it through.

The New Zealand band, The Beths, are back with the title-track to their new album called Expert in a Dying Field and it, too, deals with friendships lost and what to do with all the knowledge you have of that lost friend. We also hear from public defender and Tiny Desk Contest favorite, Danielle Ponder. She's about to release her debut album later this summer. I have her song called "So Long," which speaks to her seeking the courage to follow instincts regarding her music while others try to point her in less-inspiring directions.

The 1975 have new music with the song "Part of the Band," from their upcoming album, Being Funny In A Foreign Language. And I'll end this week's show with the first new music in five years from the Austin psychedelic band The Black Angels. The song, called "Firefly," is about the push and pull between two lovers.


Featured Songs And Artists:

1. Madi Diaz: "Hangover," (Single)

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2. Danielle Ponder: "So Long," from Some of Us Are Brave

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3. King Princess: "Cursed," from Hold On Baby

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4. The Beths: "Expert in a Dying Field," from Expert in a Dying Field

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5. The 1975: "Part of the Band," from Being Funny In a Foreign Language

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6. The Black Angels: "Firefly," from Wilderness of Mirrors

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