Guest DJ Jim Jarmusch Previews The All Tomorrow's Parties Music Festival

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T-Model Ford (upper left), Jim Jarmusch (top right), Sunn 0))) (lower left), Hope Sandoval (bottom right)

In a crowded field of annual music festivals, All Tomorrow's Parties stands out as unusually eclectic, in part because many of the featured acts are chosen by other artists. Singer Nick Cave picked the bands one year; so did Simpsons creator Matt Groening. This year's curator is filmmaker Jim Jarmusch. His chosen lineup will be featured this weekend, just as ATP celebrates its 10th anniversary. Some of the bands Jarmusch picked include the doom-metal group Sunn 0))), rapper Raekwon and blues guitarist T-Model Ford.

On this edition of All Songs Considered, Jarmusch shares songs by some of the acts he selected. He also reveals what he calls the scourge of popular music, the common threads in the music he loves, and why listening to singer Hope Sandoval is like "burnt honey being poured over you."

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Guest DJ Jim Jarmusch Previews The All Tomorrow's Parties Music Festival

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Sunn 0)))/Boris

  • Artist: Sunn 0)))/Boris
  • Album: Altar
  • Song: Etna
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  • "Etna"
  • Album: Altar
  • Artist: Sunn 0)))/Boris
  • Label: Southern Lord Records
  • Released: 2006
 
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Wooden Shjips

  • Artist: Wooden Shjips
  • Album: Dos
  • Song: Motorbike
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  • "Motorbike"
  • Album: Dos
  • Artist: Wooden Shjips
  • Label: Holy Mountain
  • Released: 2009
 
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T-Model Ford

  • Artist: T-Model Ford
  • Album: Pee-Wee Get My Gun
  • Song: Nobody Gets Me Down
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  • "Nobody Gets Me Down"
  • Album: Pee-Wee Get My Gun
  • Artist: T-Model Ford
  • Label: Fat Possum Records
  • Released: 1997
 
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Raekwon

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  • Artist: Raekwon
  • Album: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2
  • Song: House of Flying Daggers

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  • "House of Flying Daggers"
  • Album: Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, Pt. 2
  • Artist: Raekwon
  • Label: Ice H2O
  • Released: 2009
 
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Hope Sandoval

  • Artist: Hope Sandoval
  • Album: Through the Devil Softly
  • Song: Trouble
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  • "Trouble"
  • Album: Through the Devil Softly
  • Artist: Hope Sandoval
  • Label: RCA/Nettwerk
  • Released: 2009
 
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The Greenhornes

  • Artist: The Greenhornes
  • Album: Dual Mono
  • Song: There Is an End
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  • "There Is an End"
  • Album: Dual Mono
  • Artist: The Greenhornes
  • Label: Telstar
  • Released: 2002
 

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