News 88.9 KNPR
Classical 89.7 KCNV

member station

Discover Music
All Songs Considered

New Mix: Joan Shelley, Seratones, Haybaby And More


Clockwise from upper left: Seratones, Joan Shelley, Jordan Moser, Haybaby, (Sandy) Alex G
Courtesy of the artists

Clockwise from upper left: Seratones, Joan Shelley, Jordan Moser, Haybaby, (Sandy) Alex G

The artists who attract me the most are those who are on the rise — artists whose popularity is mostly a small, dedicated circle of fans but growing. That's certainly true of the Shreveport band Seratones. They're putting out their second album later this summer and, from the sound of this potent new title track "Power," it's clear they'll find a bigger fanbase. Joan Shelley, meanwhile, is a quieter artist from Kentucky and over the past five years I've found solace in her voice and calm.

I'm joined this week by our "Dream Team," otherwise known as NPR Music's Marissa Lorusso and Lyndsey McKenna. We begin with a slightly bizarre song from (Sandy) Alex G called "Gretel" that's both dissonant and catchy; we then sway down the "Lyndsey Lane" of pop with music by the Brooklyn-based band Haybaby.

We've got all that on this week's All Songs Considered, plus more discoveries from the Baltimore project Outer Spaces and the Texas singer and retired ballet dancer Jordan Moser. — Bob Boilen

Copyright 2019 NPR. To see more, visit

Support comes from

You won’t find a paywall here. Come as often as you like — we’re not counting. You’ve found a like-minded tribe that cherishes what a free press stands for.  If you can spend another couple of minutes making a pledge of as little as $5, you’ll feel like a superhero defending democracy for less than the cost of a month of Netflix.

More Stories