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Chris Walla And J. Robbins Create 'Mercury'

Project Song participants only have two days to write and record a song, but it was even harder for Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla and Jawbox's J. Robbins: They'd never even met before.

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Nellie McKay Reveals 'Cavendish'

Witty singer-songwriter Nellie McKay had three days to write and record a song. The end result is an intricate three-part tune named after a London hotel.

Georgie James: John Davis (drummer of D.C.'s Q And Not U) and singer-songwriter Laura Burhenn. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Georgie James Builds 'Monument' In Two Days

The duo makes smart, infectious pop with tight harmonies and jangling guitars. It's an upbeat and innocent sound, heard most recently on Places. Georgie James visits NPR's Studio 4A for Project Song.

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Stephin Merritt: Two Days, 'A Million Faces'

From a group of six photos and six words, Magnetic Fields' Stephin Merritt picked "1974" — and an image of a man wearing a suit covered with dolls. Two days later, the song they inspired was finished.