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It's that time of year again! All Songs Considered is headed on another musical trek to Austin for this year's South By Southwest festival. Before hitting the road we listened to songs from more than a thousand bands scheduled to play the festival, in search of some great new discoveries. On this edition of the show hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson and NPR Music critic Ann Powers come together to share some of what they found, and talk about the bands they're most excited to see.

For more coverage of the festival, head over to our SXSW hub for a complete list of events, including a live broadcast schedule for our showcase with Nick Cave and Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the SXSW keynote with Dave Grohl. And don't forget to download the complete Austin 100 mix of what we can't wait to discover on stage this year. You can also follow our coverage on Twitter: @allsongs and @nprmusic.

SXSW 2013 Music Preview

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The Soil & The Sun

  • Album: What Wonder Is This Universe!
  • Song: I Know It (I Feel It, Too)

Learn more about this release on The Soil & The Sun's website.

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Shakey Graves

  • Album: Roll The Bones
  • Song: Roll The Bones (Unlucky Skin)

Learn more about this release on Shakey Graves' website.

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Bill Baird

  • Album: Spring Break Of The Soul
  • Song: Spring Break Of The Soul

Learn more about this release on Pau Wau Records' website.

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Mikal Cronin

  • Album: Mikal Cronin
  • Song: Is It Alright

Learn more about this release on Bandcamp.

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Released
2011

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Jonathan Boulet

  • Album: We Keep The Beat Found The Sound See The Need Start The Heart
  • Song: You're A Animal

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Alex Andwandter

  • Album: Rebeldes
  • Song: Cómo Puedes Vivir Contigo Mismo

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K-X-P

  • Album: II
  • Song: Melody

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II
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New Politics

  • Album: Harlem
  • Song: Harlem

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Harlem
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New Politics

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Hannah Georgas

  • Album: Hannah Georgas
  • Song: Ode To Mom

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Skewby

  • Album: Humble Pie EP
  • Song: Go Figure

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Dreamend

  • Album: So I Ate Myself, Bite by Bite, and the Tears Washed Me, Wave After Cowardly Wave
  • Song: Your Apparition Stays With Me Still

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PAWS

  • Album: Cokefloat!
  • Song: Sore Tummy

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Air Review

  • Album: Low Wishes
  • Song: America's Son

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Air Review

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Hiatus Kaiyote

  • Album: Tawk Tomahawk
  • Song: Nakamarra

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Fetsum

  • Album: The Colors Of Hope
  • Song: Letters From Damascus

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Carousel

  • Album: Let's Go Home
  • Song: Let's Go Home

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ON AN ON

  • Album: Give In
  • Song: Ghosts

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PHOX

  • Album: Confetti
  • Song: Noble Heart

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KaiL Baxley

  • Album: Heatstroke EP
  • Song: Boy Got It Bad

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Bronze Radio Return

  • Album: Shake Shake Shake
  • Song: Shake Shake Shake

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