New Mix: Deerhunter, Andrew Bird, Tomberlin, and More – All Songs Considered, Saturday at 6 pm

Nov 9, 2018

Clockwise from upper left: Deerhunter, Tomberlin, Andrew Bird, Bokanté Metropole Orkest.
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On this week's show we hear from artists whose music speaks to our current political and cultural moment. Deerhunter is back with "Death In Midsummer," a song that finds frontman Bradford Cox questioning the point of anything in an upside down world. Andrew Bird, meanwhile, croons a song of discontent that draws comparisons between 2018 America and the Spanish Civil War from the 1930s.

Also on the show: Singer Andy Shauf, known for his profound storytelling and intimate song craft, goes big with a newly formed band of childhood friends called Foxwarren; The international music ensemble Bokanté joins Metropole Orkest in making music "a voice for the voiceless;" And the singer known as Tomberlin longs for a sense of security and belonging on her debut album 'At Weddings.'