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The Best Songs Ever ... This Week, May 3, 2019

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Hayes Carll performs at the 32nd Annual Old Settler's Music Festival.

The staff at our sister station KUTX scour the earth to bring listeners the best music. Each Friday, they share three of their favorite songs on Morning Edition.

"Boys In The Better Land" by Fontaines D.C.

First up, a group out of Dublin called Fontaines D.C. They were one of the most-hyped bands at SXSW, and I managed to catch them…for about three songs before the bass amp blew up because they were playing so loud. So yeah, they’re that kind of punk band, but with a poetic sensibility on top of all the chaos. Check out "Boys In The Better Land."

"None'ya" by Hayes Carll

Next, new music from Austin’s Hayes Carll. He has that rare ability of writing songs that can be really funny and bittersweet at the same time, and “None'ya” feels like a short story in song form.

"In Your Head" by Nilufer Yanya

Finally, a song from the British artist Nilüfer Yanya. She comes from a family of artists: she created her debut album Miss Universe in her uncle’s studio, and her sister directs her music videos. "In Your Head” is all about self-doubt--though you'd never guess it from the music. She sounds like she's ready to conquer the world.

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