David Byrne & St. Vincent, Django Django And More

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

  • Album: Django Django
  • Song: Default

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Default
Album
Django Django
Artist
Django Django
Label
Because
Released
2012

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David Byrne/St. Vincent

  • Album: Love This Giant
  • Song: Who

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Song
Who
Album
Love This Giant
Artist
David Byrne/St. Vincent
Label
Todo Mundo
Released
2012

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Ormonde

  • Album: Machine
  • Song: Cherry Blossom

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Cherry Blossom
Album
Machine
Artist
Ormonde
Label
Hometapes

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Purity Ring

  • Album: Shrines
  • Song: Fineshrine

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Fineshrine
Album
Shrines
Artist
Purity Ring
Label
4AD
Released
2012

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Adrian Sherwood

  • Album: Survival & Resistance
  • Song: Balance

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Balance
Album
Survival & Resistance
Artist
Adrian Sherwood
Label
On U Sounds
Released
2012

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Neneh Cherry & The Thing

  • Album: The Cherry Thing
  • Song: Cashback

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Cashback
Album
The Cherry Thing
Artist
Neneh Cherry & The Thing
Label
Smalltown Supersound
Released
2012

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Heavy Cream

  • Album: Super Treatment
  • Song: '79

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