Broken Social Scene, Passion Pit And More : All Songs Considered Sufjan Stevens' collaborator, Rafter Roberts, has a new solo record of his own. Hear a preview cut on this edition of All Songs Considered.

Broken Social Scene, Passion Pit And More

Broken Social Scene, Passion Pit And More

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Clockwise from upper left: the cover of the new Broken Social Scene record, Chatmonchy, Mulatu Astatke and Rafter Roberts. hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: the cover of the new Broken Social Scene record, Chatmonchy, Mulatu Astatke and Rafter Roberts.

San Diego-based producer Rafter Roberts has worked with artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Fiery Furnaces and Rocket From the Crypt. But he's also known for his own solo work, and is about to release his fourth album under the name Rafter. We've got a preview cut on this edition of All Songs Considered. Also on the program: the Canadian supergroup Broken Social Scene, a deluxe reissue from the electro-pop group Passion Pit, the strangely named Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt, Japan's quirky pop trio Chatmonchy and Ethiopian jazz artist Mulatu Astatke.

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Broken Social Scene, Passion Pit And More

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Fruit

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Rafter

  • Song: Fruit
  • from Animal Feelings
chatmonchy cover

Kokuhaku (Confession)

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Chatmonchy

  • Song: Yasashisa
  • from Kokuhaku (Confession)
terror pigeon cover

I Love You. I Love You. I Love You And I'm In Love With You. Have An Awesome Day! Have

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The Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt

  • Song: Iotdwykiyhtbr
  • from I Love You. I Love You. I Love You And I'm In Love With You. Have An Awesome Day! Have The Best Day Of Your Life!
passion pit cover

Dreams

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Passion Pit

  • Song: Dreams
  • from Manners [Bonus Tracks] [Limited Edition]
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World Sick

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Broken Social Scene

  • Song: World Sick
  • from Forgiveness Rock Record
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Mulatu's Mood

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Mulatu Astatke

  • Song: Mulatu's Mood
  • from Steps Ahead