New Mix: Lorde, Zola Jesus, Chelsea Wolfe, More : All Songs Considered We follow the Father's Day weekend with a mix of powerful new pop and rock from a lot of incredible women, including a raging, cathartic song from Zola Jesus and roaring doom metal from Chelsea Wolfe.
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New Mix: Lorde, Zola Jesus, Chelsea Wolfe, More

New Mix: Lorde, Zola Jesus, Chelsea Wolfe, More

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We follow Father's Day weekend with a mix of powerful new pop and rock from a lot of incredible women, including "Exhumed," a raging, cathartic song from Zola Jesus, and roaring doom metal from Chelsea Wolfe.

First we kick things off with the singer Katie Von Schleicher, who got her start as an intern at Ba Da Bing! Records, where owner Ben Goldberg encouraged her to make her own music. (Side note: Singer Sharon Van Etten also got her start working at Ba Da Bing! Records.) Now Von Schleicher is about to release her full-length debut album, S***** Hits, a hazy, ethereal mix of songs filled with lots of sonic wonders.

Also on the show: New Zealand pop singer Lorde returns with her long-awaited follow-up to her breakout 2013 album Pure Heroine, with more reflections on the melodrama and magic of youth; the artist known as Bernice has a new EP of deeply textured, largely experimental songs; and singer-guitarist Thomas Patrick Maguire meditates on defeat and withdrawal in a post-truth era.

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11Sell It Back

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    Sell It Back
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    S***** Hits
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    Katie Von Schleicher
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    Ba Da Bing!
    Released
    1969

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Katie Von Schleicher

  • Song: Sell It Back
  • from S***** Hits

Katie Von Schleicher layers her beautiful voice over a bed of warped and magical sounds. She says she wrote this "on a quiet spring evening, windows open, at the piano. When I got to the refrain, I felt better. The chords open up and the tension releases. I'm vulnerable, asking, 'Do I hold my life?' But the lyrics affirm a confidence I've just spent an album searching for, and they'll guide me into the next one." S***** Hits is out July 28 on Ba Da Bing! Records.

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Shitty Hits
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Shitty Hits
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Katie Von Schleicher
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Ba Da Bing!

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09Supercut

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    Supercut
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    Melodrama
    Artist
    Lorde
    Label
    Lava Music/Republic Records
    Released
    1969

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Lorde

  • Song: Supercut
  • from Melodrama

On her long-awaited sophomore full-length, the New Zealand singer shows her gift for capturing the angst, uncertainty and glittering melodrama of youth. She tells NPR's Michele Martin she had to overcome persistent, self-inflicted pressure to make a worthy followup to Pure Heroine, her 2013 debut.

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Melodrama
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Melodrama
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Lorde
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Lava Music/Republic Records

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0216 Psyche

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    16 Psyche
    Album
    Hiss Spun
    Artist
    Chelsea Wolfe
    Label
    Sargent House
    Released
    1969

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Chelsea Wolfe

  • Song: 16 Psyche
  • from Hiss Spun

The guitarist and singer takes a deep dive into doom metal with a dark, broody and roaring new song from her recently announced album, Hiss Spun. It's due out Sep. 22 on Sargent House records.

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Hiss Spun
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Hiss Spun
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Chelsea Wolfe
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Sargent House

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01Exhumed

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    Exhumed
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    Okovi
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    Zola Jesus
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    Sacred Bones Records
    Released
    1969

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Zola Jesus

  • Song: Exhumed
  • from Okovi

The singer otherwise known as Nika Roza Danilova says personal trauma led her to create this cathartic song from her upcoming album, Okovi, about facing pain and not letting it control you: "'Exhumed' ignited a catharsis that fed into the rest of the record. Writing this song acted as the dynamite that brought me back to life." Okovi is out Sep. 8 on Sacred Bones.

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Okovi
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Okovi
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Zola Jesus
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Sacred Bones Records

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06Gemini

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    Gemini
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    Puff
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    Bernice
    Label
    Arts & Crafts
    Released
    1969

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Bernice

  • Song: Gemini
  • from Puff

Bernice is the musical project of Toronto-based musician Robin Dann. She and her band make deeply textured, largely experimental songs filled with wondrous and mysterious sounds. The new EP from Bernice, Puff, is out now on Arts & Crafts.

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Puff
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Puff
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Bernice
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Arts & Crafts

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01Go To Hell

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    Go To Hell
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    Irish Silence
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    Thomas Patrick Maguire
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    Weemayk Music
    Released
    1969

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Thomas Patrick Maguire

  • Song: Go To Hell
  • from Irish Silence

We first featured Thomas Patrick Maguire on the show back in 2012 when he released his idiosyncratic, lo-fi rock album The Future's Coming So Fast. He returns with a more polished sound and deadpan observations on life's mundane moments with Irish Silence, out now on Weemayk Music.

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Irish Silence
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Irish Silence
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Thomas Patrick Maguire
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Weemayk Music

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