New Mix: Mirah, Fennesz, Brody Dalle, Chet Faker, More
This week, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton come bearing a bunch of song premieres, including a cut from singer-songwriter Mirah's first solo album in five years, Australian electronic artist Chet Faker and power punk rock singer Brody Dalle.
We open the show with Dalle's "Blood in Gutters," a gritty blast from her upcoming album Diploid Love. The singer, who previously fronted the band The Distillers, has a voice and sound firmly rooted in '90s grunge and hard rock. We follow with a brand new, strum-filled track from San Francisco's The Fresh & Onlys. "Animal of One" is from the band's upcoming album, House of Spirits.
Also on the show: Brooklyn-based singer Mirah returns with her first solo album since 2009's (A)spera; Pharmakon, aka New York singer Margaret Chardiet, covers the Cher song "Bang Bang" for Record Store Day; Veteran guitarist and electronic soundscape artist Fennesz has an abstract, multidimensional cut from his upcoming album Bécs; And Bob closes out the show with a wistful, warped song by up-and-coming electronic, R&B artist Chet Faker.
Song Featured On This Episode
Animal of One
- from House of Spirits
- by The Fresh & Onlys
Tim Cohen, frontman for this San Francisco band, draws from the hazy memories of late-night dreams, weaving experimental atmospherics with guitar and piano lines. Animal of One" is from the band's upcoming album, House of Spirits, out June 10. For more on this record, visit the artist's website.