As things began to get back to normal at SXSW on Thursday, many audiences and bands shared emotionally heightened moments. Musicians offered comfort, release and catharsis.
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All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music staff for a look forward at a handful of previously unknown bands that we can't wait to see at SXSW this week.
Hosts Bob and Robin are trapped in their respective homes for this snow-day edition of the show, but warm things up with breezy cuts from Eternal Summers, Slow Club and more.
Bob and Robin kick off the show in raucous fashion before settling into a zen-like state. The mix includes song premieres by the former lead singer of The Walkmen and Syracuse upstarts Perfect Pussy.
This week's mix from All Songs Considered includes a genre-bending project from Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux and Serengeti they're calling Sisyphus. Plus psychedelic solo music from Animal Collective's Avey Tare, one-of-a-kind folk from Diane Cluck and more.
Carrie Brownstein returns to All Songs Considered to chat with hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton and NPR Music's Stephen Thompson about relentless earworms, annoying novelty songs and other songs they think of as quite possibly the worst of all time.
On our latest show, host Bob Boilen shows off his new-found ability to throat-sing, while introducing us to a brand new sound from the duo Wye Oak. Meanwhile, co-host Robin Hilton shares dark hip-hop from Ratking. We also hear gritty new rock from Cheatahs, new electronic dance discoveries and more.
On this week's show, host Bob Boilen shares his latest, game-changing idea. It's called "The Sole Of A Band" and involves matching photos of footwear with a band's song. We've also got great new music, from the summery pop of Real Estate, to the haunting sounds of Actress.
On this week's All Songs Considered we hear what happens when punk-pop collides with Ukrainian folk, with highlights from the 2014 globalFEST. Hear the sounds of Afro-Caribbean carnival music, Congolese-Belgian hip-hop, Bollywood, psychedelic cumbia and more.
Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are back from their holiday journey to the heartland, rested and ready to celebrate the new year with a batch of new music from some of their favorite artists and latest discoveries.