New Mix: Karen O Goes Solo, Lowell, Meatbodies, Bellows, More : All Songs Considered On this week's All Songs Considered we share surprising solo music from Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O, the warped garage rock of Meatbodies and several new discoveries including Sweden's Amason.

New Mix: Karen O Goes Solo, Lowell, Meatbodies, Bellows, More

New Mix: Karen O Goes Solo, Lowell, Meatbodies, Bellows, More

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On this week's show we share music from the intimate and raw new solo album by Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O, warped garage rock from Meatbodies and several new discoveries, including two music collectives, one from Sweden and the other from Brooklyn.

After briefly enduring the torturous sounds of our Tiny Desk piano tuner, we kick the show off with the gritty, driving rock of Meatbodies, fronted by Chad Ubovich, a singer, guitarist and bassist known for his work with Mikal Cronin and the band Fuzz.

We follow with a cut that's been out for a while but only recently found its way to us, by a band called Amason (pronounced amazon). The group is part of the INGRID artist collective founded in Stockholm by Lykke Li, Peter, Bjorn & John, Teddybears and others. Amason has a new album due out in early 2015, but in the meantime we've got a cut from their 2013, self-titled EP, featuring members of Miike Snow, Gustav Ejstes (of Dungen), singer Amanda Bergman (of Idiot Wind) and more.

Also on the show: The gorgeous voice and transfixing sounds of Saint Saviour; A moody, reverb-soaked rock cut from Money, a band that sells out shows all over England but is only now finding its way to the U.S.; Insanely catchy, empowering pop from Lowell; The bedroom recording project of Oliver Kalb, a singer with an arresting voice who records under the name Bellows, with help from The Epoch artist collective; And finally we close out with Karen O's surprising acoustic album, a collection of songs she recorded eight years ago but is only now releasing.

Songs Featured On This Episode

Cover for Meatbodies

02Disorder

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    Disorder
    Album
    Meatbodies
    Artist
    Meatbodies
    Label
    In The Red
    Released
    2014

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Meatbodies

  • Song: Disorder

Meatbodies is fronted by Chad Ubovich, a singer, guitarist and bassist known for his work with fellow garage rock enthusiast Mikal Cronin, and the appropriately named band, Fuzz, with Ty Segall. The self-titled debut from Meatbodies is due out Oct. 14.

For more on this album, visit the band's web site.

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01Älgen

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Amason

  • Song: Älgen
  • from EP

Amason (pronounced amazon) is a Swedish group featuring members of Miike Snow, Gustav Ejstes of the band Dungen, and singer Amanda Bergman (of Idiot Wind), along with Peter Winnberg and Nils Tornqvist. They're all part of the INGRID artist collective founded in Stockholm by Lyyke Li, Peter, Bjorn & John and more.

For more on this album, visit the band's web site.

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02Let It Go

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Saint Saviour

  • Song: Let It Go

Saint Saviour is the recording project of Becky Jones, an English singer who once fronted the band Groove Armada. When she's not making gorgeous, transporting music as Saint Saviour she's the head of songwriting at the Tech Music School in London.

For more on this album, visit the artist's web site.

Cover for Shadow of Heaven

07Cold Water

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    Cold Water
    Album
    Shadow of Heaven
    Artist
    MONEY
    Label
    Bella Union
    Released
    2013

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MONEY

  • Song: Cold Water
  • from Shadow of Heaven

Money is a band based out of Manchester that makes moody, dramatic rock drenched in reverb. Known for selling out large clubs in England, the band is just starting to make its mark in the U.S.

For more on this album, visit the artist's web site.

Cover for We Loved Her Dearly

10LGBT

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    LGBT
    Album
    We Loved Her Dearly
    Artist
    Lowell
    Label
    Arts & Crafts
    Released
    2014

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Lowell

  • Song: LGBT
  • from We Loved Her Dearly

Lowell is otherwise known as Canadian singer Elizabeth Lowell Boland. Her debut full-length is at turns oddly mesmerizing, with strange textures, and joyfully uplifting, with loads of crazy catchy pop hooks. You can hear this full album in our First Listen series until its released on Sept. 16.

For more on this album, visit the artist's web site.

Cover for Blue Breath

01White Sheet

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Bellows

  • Song: White Sheet
  • from Blue Breath

Bellows is the recording project of Oliver Kalb, a singer with an arresting voice. His debut album was recorded in five bedrooms across New York and Chicago, with help from The Epoch, a collective of visual artists, musicians, writers and filmmakers.

For more on this album, visit the artist's web site.

Cover for Crush Songs

01Ooo

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    Ooo
    Album
    Crush Songs
    Artist
    Karen O
    Label
    Cult Records, LLC
    Released
    2014

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Karen O

  • Song: Ooo
  • from Crush Songs

Now 35 years old, Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O recorded this album on her own when she was 27, but is only now releasing it. The all-acoustic collection is intimate and raw, with 15 tracks that total just 25 minutes.

For more on this album, visit the artist's web site.