New Mix: Diet Cig, Hamilton Leithauser & Paul Maroon, Georgia And More : All Songs Considered This week's essential mix includes several discoveries, including the gritty rock group Diet Cig, the pop group Motel Beds and Twin Limb, a band that finds new ways to use an accordion.
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New Mix: Diet Cig, Hamilton Leithauser & Paul Maroon, Georgia And More

New Mix: Diet Cig, Hamilton Leithauser & Paul Maroon, Georgia And More

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On this week's All Songs Considered, Bob Boilen is getting excited for the CMJ Music Marathon in New York and Robin Hilton is just plain getting excited. Bob shares some of the things he's most eager to hear at the festival, like Georgia's one-woman musical melee and two vastly different bands with Upstate New York connections: the innocent Florist and gritty Diet Cig. Robin pushed through a listening funk and finally found some songs he loves: Hamilton Leithauser and Paul Maroon of the Walkmen reunite, Motel Beds bring pop music to the wee morning hours with "4AM" and Twin Limb offers up an accordion-based breakup anthem. Get excited!

Songs Featured On This Episode

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04Immediately Alone

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    I Could Have Sworn
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    Hamilton Leithauser & Paul Maroon
    Released
    1969

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Hamilton Leithauser & Paul Maroon

  • Song: Immediately Alone
  • from I Could Have Sworn

The Walkmen may be on indefinite hiatus, but the band's frontman Hamilton Leithauser has reunited with guitarist Paul Maroon for "Immediately Alone," a beautifully simple ode to lazy mornings. The piano, recorded at the home of Leithauser's in-laws, remains a constant behind shimmering cymbals and reflective vocals.

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I Could Have Sworn
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I Could Have Sworn
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02Dinner Date

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    Dinner Date
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    Sleep Talk/Dinner Date
    Artist
    Diet Cig
    Label
    Father
    Released
    2015

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Diet Cig

  • Song: Dinner Date
  • from Sleep Talk/Dinner Date

Diet Cig's driving, percussive "Dinner Date," from the duo's limited edition 7" single, is the ideal anthem for any arm-wrestling contest (as the recently released video proves). Don't be fooled by singer Alex Luciano's powerful, childlike voice — she'll bend your wrist and bring you down.

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Sleep Talk/Dinner Date
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Sleep Talk/Dinner Date
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Diet Cig
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Father
Released
2015

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01Don't Even Think

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Twin Limb

  • Song: Don't Even Think
  • from Anything Is Possible and Nothing Makes Sense

This is not your typical accordion song. On "Don't Even Think," written by Twin Limb co-founder Lacey Guthrie after a bad breakup, the instrument drones behind thudding drums, strings and guitar noises. And like the recovery from a bad breakup, the song is hopeful and just a little dissonant.

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09Move Systems

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    Move Systems
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    Georgia
    Artist
    Georgia
    Released
    1969

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Georgia

  • Song: Move Systems

Georgia Barnes does it all. Everything heard on "Move Systems," from the buzzing bass to the sing-song rapping, was meticulously performed by Georgia (who will play in New York on Wednesday at NPR Music's showcase during CMJ) for her self-titled, self-produced album, released last summer.

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Georgia
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Georgia
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Georgia

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064AM

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    4AM
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    Mind Glitter
    Artist
    Motel Beds
    Label
    Anyway
    Released
    2015

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Motel Beds

  • Song: 4AM
  • from Mind Glitter

Anyone up at 4 a.m. is either having a great time or looking for answers. Paul John Paslosky was the latter when he wrote "4AM," an upbeat, anthemic pop song from Motel Beds' Mind Glitter, out Oct. 23.

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Mind Glitter
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Mind Glitter
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Motel Beds
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Anyway
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2015

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01Vacation

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    Vacation
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    Holdly
    Artist
    Florist
    Released
    1969

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Florist

  • Song: Vacation
  • from Holdly

"Vacation" is a thoughtful, sentimental track from Florist's new EP, Holdly. Florist's Emily Sprague moved from Albany to Brooklyn to join the Epoch Collective, which also includes Eskimeaux, Bellows and Told Slant, which shares drummer Felix Walworth with Florist.

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Holdly
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Holdly
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Florist

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Sleep Talk/Dinner Date
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Diet Cig
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Father
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