New Mix: Peter Gabriel, Nick Cave, King Creosote, More : All Songs Considered Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are back after a long break with this week's essential new music, including Nick Cave's heartbreaking song "Jesus Alone" and Peter Gabriel's ode to Edward Snowden.

New Mix: Peter Gabriel, Nick Cave, King Creosote, More

New Mix: Peter Gabriel, Nick Cave, King Creosote, More

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The gang's finally back together! And by gang we mean hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, who find themselves in the studio together for the first time in a month. With the summer break finally over, the two return with this week's essential mix, from both veteran artists and new discoveries.

Robin opens the show with an epic, trance-inducing piece from Scottish singer-songwriter King Creosote, who calls it a "plaintive, hymn-like lament of frustration and debasement." Bob follows with a profoundly dark new song from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds called "Jesus Alone."

Also on the show: Peter Gabriel writes an ode to what he sees as the heroics of whistle blower Edward Snowden; Nick Murphy (formerly known as Chet Faker) a fantastically textured new song called "Fear Less;" London-based singer-songwriter L.A. Salami (his full name is Lookman Adekunle Salami) has a remarkable debut with lyrics that recall the densely layered poetry of Bob Dyla and a strange and wacky new cut from Cloud Becomes Your Hand, a New York-based band with a sense of humor and adventure that reminds Bob of Devo.

Songs Featured On This Episode

King Creosote

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"You Just Want"

From 'Astronaut Meets Appleman'

King Creosote is otherwise known as Kenny Anderson, a singer-songwriter from Scotland. He says he wanted this cyclic piece, from the new album Astronaut Meets Appleman, to be both deviant and reverent, calling it a "plaintive, hymn-like lament of frustration and debasement."

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

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"Jesus Alone"

From 'Skeleton Tree'

This dark and brooding song from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' latest album, Skeleton Tree, opens with the line, "You fell from the sky," words that took on a whole new meaning after Cave's 15 year-old son tragically fell to his death.

Hear Bob Boilen talk with director Andrew Dominik about One More Time With Feeling, Dominik's new film about Nick Cave.

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Peter Gabriel

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"The Veil"

From 'The Veil (Single)'

Peter Gabriel wrote this song for a new film by Oliver Stone called Snowden, about whistleblower Edward Snowden. Gabriel released an official statement with the cut, saying Snowden had "made it very clear why we need to have some way to look over those who look over us. With increasing terrorist attacks, security is critical, but not without any accountability or oversight."

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Nick Murphy (Formerly Known As Chet Faker)

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"Fear Less"

From 'Fear Less (Single)'

For much of his recording career Australian electronic musician Nick Murphy was known as Chet Faker. He returns with this fantastically textured new single under his own name.

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L.A. Salami

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"Going Mad As The Street Bins"

From 'Dancing With Bad Grammar: The Director's Cut'

L.A. Salami (his full name is Lookman Adekunle Salami) is a London-based singer-songwriter who's only been playing music for a few years. His remarkable debut full-length, Dancing With Bad Grammar, is full of surprising twists and turns, with lyrics that recall the wordplay of Bob Dylan.

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Cloud Becomes Your Hand

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"Hermit"

From 'Rest In Fleas'

Bob Boilen checked out this album, Rest In Fleas, solely because of the cover art. He ended up loving what he found — a playful, wacky rock cut from a band that reminds him of Devo.

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