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Clockwise from upper left: Django Django, Neneh Cherry, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Purity Ring.

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On this week's All Songs Considered: funny concert memories, one album with a wacky cover and a surprisingly great sound, a bittersweet goodbye and (of course) lots of new music.

Listen to Django Django's refreshing mix of sounds, the moody melodies of Ormonde, David Byrne and St. Vincent's horn-based collaboration, Bob's favorite jazz record of the year (by Neneh Cherry & The Thing) and more.

Plus, Mike Katzif joins this week's show to play his pick, the vibrant and provocative "Fineshrine" by Purity Ring. Mike came to NPR as an intern for All Songs Considered, and over the last seven years has had a hand in our Tiny Desk Concerts, the Alt.Latino podcast and much of our festival coverage, along with the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. Now Mike's is leaving us for a new job at WNYC.

You can hear the entire discussion above, or listen to each song played below.

This Week's Essential Listening

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Django Django

  • Song: Default
David Byrne & St. Vincent, Django Django And More
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Django Django
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Django Django
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Django Django
Label
Because
Released
2012

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David Byrne/St. Vincent

  • Song: Who
  • from Love This Giant
Who
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Love This Giant
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Love This Giant
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David Byrne/St. Vincent
Label
Todo Mundo
Released
2012

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Ormonde

  • Song: Cherry Blossom
  • from Machine
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Machine
Album
Machine
Artist
Ormonde
Label
Hometapes

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Purity Ring

  • Song: Fineshrine
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Shrines
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Shrines
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Purity Ring
Label
4AD
Released
2012

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Adrian Sherwood

  • Song: Balance
  • from Survival & Resistance
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Survival & Resistance
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Survival & Resistance
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Adrian Sherwood
Label
On U Sounds
Released
2012

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Neneh Cherry & The Thing

  • Song: Cashback
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The Cherry Thing
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The Cherry Thing
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Neneh Cherry & The Thing
Label
Smalltown Supersound
Released
2012

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Heavy Cream

  • Song: '79
  • from Super Treatment

This album is available for purchase at Infinity Cat Records.

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