Intern Uprising: A Mix Of Songs Our Bosses Missed

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Clockwise from top: Cornershop and Bubbley Kaur, Protect-U, Big K.R.I.T., and Willie Wright.

hide captionClockwise from top: Cornershop and Bubbley Kaur, Protect-U, Big K.R.I.T., and Willie Wright.

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We are the NPR Music interns. You may have seen our stories on the website in the past four months. We were extremely lucky to snag such an internship, and our superiors (i.e., everyone here) were receptive to pitches, but... well, let's just say they missed out on a ton of great songs.

We would get a song in here and there, revisit a classic album or interview an artist, but we spent most of our time just learning the ropes. Now, it's our chance to show off our curating chops.

In this week's edition of The Mix, you'll find songs we love from 2011 that we felt got underrepresented, even neglected, on the site. Listen long enough, and you'll hear lost gems of the Indonesian psych era, ATLien hip-hop, bleached California punk and greasy railroad songs. The picks range from little-known DIYers to hotshots with their own publicists.

This is the music that fueled NPR Music's trio of spring interns through four strange and incredible months spent slaving away at NPR's headquarters. Cheers to that.

Artists Featured In The Mix

  • 40 Winks
  • About Group
  • Akron/Family
  • Alex Winston
  • Apache Dropout
  • Argus
  • Arrington de Dionyso's Malaikat dan Singa
  • Art Brut
  • The Babies
  • Belong
  • Besotes
  • Big K.R.I.T.
  • Bill Callahan
  • Blackhawk
  • Bobby
  • Boy Friend
  • Brim
  • Campfires
  • Casino Clams
  • Cass McCombs
  • Chad VanGaalen
  • Charles-Eric Charrier
  • Cloud Nothings
  • The Coathangers
  • Cold Cave
  • Coma Cinema
  • Comodo
  • Conveyer
  • Cornershop
  • Cotton Jones
  • Crystal Stilts
  • Curren$y
  • Dan Milner & Jeff Davis
  • Danielson
  • Darkest Era
  • Das Racist
  • Deaf Center
  • Delicate Steve
  • Destroyer
  • Dillon
  • The Dirtbombs
  • Dirty Beaches
  • Dirty Gold
  • Disappears
  • The Donkeys
  • Dream Love
  • The Dø
  • El Rego
  • EMA
  • The Ex
  • Family Portrait
  • Fergus & Geronimo
  • Flight Facilities
  • Frank Ocean
  • The Fresh & Onlys
  • Galapagos
  • Gang Gang Dance
  • Gil-Scott Heron & Jamie XX
  • Girl Names
  • Girlfriends
  • The Go! Team
  • Great Society Mind Destroyers
  • Grouper
  • Hands And Knees
  • Hauschka
  • Holy Ghost!
  • Howth
  • Hungry Lips
  • Hunx And His Punx
  • Icona Pop
  • J Mascis
  • Jad Fair
  • Jamie Woon
  • JEFF The Brotherhood
  • Jeffrey Jerusalem
  • Joyce Manor
  • Julian Lynch
  • Justice Of The Unicorns
  • Katy B
  • Ke$ha feat. Andre 3000
  • The Kills
  • Kurt Vile
  • LAKE
  • Little Tybee
  • The Luyas
  • Lüüp
  • Marisa Anderson
  • Matthewdavid
  • Mazes
  • Memory Tapes
  • Mi Ami
  • Mike Watt
  • MOOD RINGS
  • Mr. Dream
  • New Animal
  • NODZZZ
  • Oregon Bike Trails
  • Other Colors
  • Paleo
  • The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
  • Peaking Lights
  • The People's Temple
  • Pharoahe Monch
  • Pizza Party
  • Prolif Kochise
  • Protect-U
  • Psychedelic Horses—
  • Purity Ring
  • Quilt
  • Quintron
  • Rachel Mason
  • Ray Barretto
  • Reptar
  • The Sandwitches
  • Sean McCann
  • Seefeel
  • Shabazz Palaces
  • Shakey Graves
  • Shannon And The Clams
  • Sic Alps
  • Sin Fang
  • Sleep ∞ Over
  • Sloan
  • Snowman
  • Sonny & The Sunsets
  • Star Slinger
  • Swim Party
  • T-Model Ford
  • Thank You
  • Thao & Mirah
  • Thee Oh Sees
  • Therapies Son
  • Tim Hecker
  • Title Tracks
  • True Widow
  • tUnE-yArDs
  • TV On The Radio
  • The Twilight Singers
  • Twin Sister
  • Tyvek
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • Wagon Christ
  • Waskerley Way
  • White Denim
  • Willie Wright
  • Withered Hand
  • Woodkid
  • Yellow Ostrich
  • Youth Lagoon
  • Zoo Kid

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