SXSW 2012 Preview

Mirel Wagner (clockwise from upper left), Filastine, Sauti Sol and Trippple Nippples.

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All Songs Considered is Austin-bound! On this week's show, host Bob Boilen, producer and co-host Robin Hilton, editor Stephen Thompson and NPR Music critic Ann Powers talk about the bands they're most excited to see this year at South by Southwest. The four-day music festival kicks off on Wednesday, March 14 in Austin, Texas, and features roughly 2,000 artists, spanning countless genres.

Head to our SXSW page for NPR Music's full coverage of this year's festival. See a list of bands we'll feature live and set times for when they're playing, and hear our Austin 100 stream — 100 songs from 100 bands performing at this year's festival.

SXSW 2012 Preview

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Bad Sports

  • Artist: Bad Sports
  • Album: Kings of the Weekend
  • Song: Can't Just Be Friends

Learn more about this release on Amazon.

 
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Lady Leshurr

  • Artist: Lady Leshurr
  • Album: Lego Single
  • Song: Lego

Learn more about this release on Gutter Strut Recordings.

 
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Filastine

  • Artist: Filastine
  • Album: Loot
  • Song: Colony Collapse

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Quiet Company

  • Artist: Quiet Company
  • Album: We Are All Where We Belong
  • Song: You, Me, & the Boatman
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  • "You, Me, & the Boatman"
  • Album: We Are All Where We Belong
  • Artist: Quiet Company
  • Label: Quiet Company
  • Released: 2011
 
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Mr. Gnome

  • Artist: Mr. Gnome
  • Album: Madness in Miniature
  • Song: House of Circles
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  • "House of Circles"
  • Album: Madness in Miniature
  • Artist: Mr. Gnome
  • Label: El Marko Records
 
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Teen Daze

  • Artist: Teen Daze
  • Album: Let's Groove Single
  • Song: Let's Groove

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Bright Moments

  • Artist: Bright Moments
  • Album: Natives
  • Song: Travelers
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  • "Travelers"
  • Album: Natives
  • Artist: Bright Moments
  • Label: Luaka Bop
  • Released: 2012
 
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The City and Horses

  • Artist: The City and Horses
  • Album: We Will Never Be Discovered
  • Song: We Will Never Be Discovered

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No

  • Artist: No
  • Album: Don't Worry, You'll Be Here
  • Song: Stay with Me

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Sauti Sol

  • Artist: Sauti Sol
  • Album: Sol Filosofia
  • Song: Soma Kijana

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Daughter

  • Artist: Daughter
  • Album: His Young Heart EP
  • Song: Landfill

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Impending Doom

  • Artist: Impending Doom
  • Album: There Will Be Violence
  • Song: There Will Be Violence
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  • "There Will Be Violence"
  • Album: There Will Be Violence
  • Artist: Impending Doom
  • Label: Facedown
  • Released: 2010
 
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The Black and White Years

  • Artist: The Black and White Years
  • Album: Patterns
  • Song: Up!

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Mirel Wagner

  • Artist: Mirel Wagner
  • Album: Mirel Wagner
  • Song: No Death
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  • "No Death"
  • Album: Mirel Wagner
  • Artist: Mirel Wagner
  • Label: Kioski
  • Released: 2012
 
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Deafheaven

  • Artist: Deafheaven
  • Album: Roads to Judah
  • Song: Violet
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  • "Violet"
  • Album: Roads to Judah
  • Artist: Deafheaven
  • Label: Deathwish Records
  • Released: 2011
 
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Trippple Nippples

  • Artist: Trippple Nippples
  • Album: TRIPPPLE NIPPPLES DEMOS
  • Song: LSD Trippple Nippples

Learn more about this release on Soundcloud.

 
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Line Upon Line Percussion

  • Artist: Line Upon Line Percussion
  • Album: Line Upon Line Percussion
  • Song: A Man with a Gun Lives Here

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Clyde and Clem's Whiskey Business

  • Artist: Clyde and Clem's Whiskey Business
  • Album: Studio Demos
  • Song: The Ballad of Ed Gein

Learn more about this release on Soundcloud.

 
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Young Prisms

  • Artist: Young Prisms
  • Album: In Between
  • Song: Floating in Blue
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  • "Floating in Blue"
  • Album: In Between
  • Artist: Young Prisms
  • Label: Kanine Records
  • Released: 2012
 
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Sore Losers

  • Artist: Sore Losers
  • Album: We Are Sore Losers EP
  • Song: Letter to My Competition

Learn more about this release at We Are Sore Losers.

 
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ZZ Ward

  • Artist: ZZ Ward
  • Album: "Eleven Roses" Mixtape
  • Song: Criminal

Learn more about this release at the artist's website.

 
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Kishi Bashi

  • Artist: Kishi Bashi
  • Album: 151A
  • Song: Bright Whites
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  • "Bright Whites"
  • Album: 151A
  • Artist: Kishi Bashi
  • Label: Joyful Noise
  • Released: 2012
 

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