New Mix: Will Sheff, Beth Orton, Miya Folick, more : All Songs Considered All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen shares his favorite new tracks of the week, including the return of Beth Orton, a solo debut from Okkervil River's Will Sheff, Miya Folick and more.

Featured songs and artists:
1. Courtney Marie Andrews: "These Are The Good Old Days," from Loose Future
2. Beth Orton: "Forever Young," from Weather Alive
3. Miya Folick: "Oh God," from 2007 - EP
4. Hand Habits & Amelia Meath: "Under The Water" (Single)
5. Will Sheff (feat. Cassandra Jenkins): "In the Thick of It," from Nothing Special
6. Hammered Hulls: "Boilermaker's Notch," from Careening

New Mix: Will Sheff, Beth Orton, Miya Folick, more

New Mix: Will Sheff, Beth Orton, Miya Folick, more

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Left: Miya Folick; Top: Will Sheff; Bottom right: Beth Orton; Middle: Courtney Marie Andrews Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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I've got some thrilling collaborations on this week's All Songs Considered. Meg Duffy, who writes and records as Hand Habits, sent a guitar track to Sylvan Esso's Amelia Meath who then wrote words and sings on the song "Under The Water."

Will Sheff, known for nine albums with Okkervil River, is putting out his debut solo album. Joining him on the song, "In the Thick of It," is his friend Cassandra Jenkins. Then there's a merging of forces from my town, where D.C. artists from the harDCore scene mix with less-frenetic but equally talented musicians under the name Hammered Hulls. It features the music of Alec MacKaye, Mary Timony, Mark Cisneros, and Chris Wilson. Their album, Careening, is produced by Ian MacKaye on his Dischord label and recorded by Don Zientara, all major forces in the D.C. scene.

I also have music that speaks to the passage of time, looking back and reflecting, as well as looking forward in anticipation and trepidation. Courtney Marie Andrews' song is called "These Are The Good Old Days," from her next album Loose Future. Miya Folick has a song called "Oh God" from her just-released EP 2007, and Beth Orton's first album in six years, called Weather Alive, has a song titled "Forever Young."


Featured songs and artists:

1. Courtney Marie Andrews: "These Are The Good Old Days," from Loose Future

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2. Beth Orton: "Forever Young," from Weather Alive

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3. Miya Folick: "Oh God," from 2007 - EP

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4. Hand Habits & Amelia Meath: "Under The Water" (Single)

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5. Will Sheff, (feat. Cassandra Jenkins): "In the Thick of It," from Nothing Special

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6. Hammered Hulls: "Boilermaker's Notch," from Careening