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New Mix: Bright Eyes, G-Side, Wire And More

After exploring folk- and country-flavored music on his last couple of albums, Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst returns to experimental rock and pop on the band's latest release, The People's Key. It's not due out until Feb. 15, but we've got a sneak preview on this week's episode of All Songs Considered. You can also hear why producer Robin Hilton thinks The People's Key is the best thing singer Conor Oberst has ever recorded.

Also on the program: the haunting harmonies of singer Julianna Barwick, Alabama hip-hop duo G-Side, the crazy sounds of avant -arde saxophone player Colin Stetson, rediscovered psychedelic rock from Zambia and new music from the veteran English post-punk band Wire.

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New Mix: Bright Eyes, G-Side, And More

Nat Geo

"Nat Geo"

From 'One... The Cohesive Album'

By G-Side

Advisory: This song contains explicit language not suitable for all audiences.



From 'The Magic Place'

By Julianna Barwick



From 'New History Of Warfare Vol. 2: Judges'

By Colin Stetson

Dark Sunrise

"Dark Sunrise"

From 'Dark Sunrise'

By Rikki Ililonga and Musi-O-Tunya



From 'Red Barked Tree'

By Wire

Shell Games

"Shell Games"

From 'The People's Key'

By Bright Eyes