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Vampire Weekend Interview

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We're pretty excited about this year's South by Southwest music festival. NPR Music and All Songs Considered will be in Austin next week, blogging, broadcasting and webcasting nearly two dozen live concerts. You'll hear R.E.M., My Morning Jacket, Jens Lekman, Vampire Weekend and many more, all webcast live on NPR.org. On this edition of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen chats with NPR Music blogger and Sleater-Kinney guitarist Carrie Brownstein, and music producer Stephen Thompson about the head-spinning number of bands they're most excited to see. Their chat is followed by an interview at the end of the show with Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig.

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Team

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Bon Iver

  • Song: Team
  • from For Emma, Forever Ago

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Released
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Skeleton Man

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Evangelicals

  • Song: Skeleton Man
  • from Evening Descends

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Evangelicals
Released
2008

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You're Not Broken

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Sera Cahoone

  • Song: You're Not Broken
  • from Only as the Day Is Long

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Sub Pop
Released
2008

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Fire Escape

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Fanfarlo

  • Song: Fire Escape
  • from Fire Escape
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Drop-Out

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Times New Viking

  • Song: Drop-Out
  • from Rip It Off

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Matador
Released
2008

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To Be Alive and Alone

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Troubled Hubble

  • Song: To Be Alive and Alone
  • from Making Beds in a Burning House

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Eenie Meenie
Released
2005

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This is Not a Test

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She & Him

  • Song: This is Not a Test
  • from Volume One
  • by She And Him

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Another Country

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Tift Merritt

  • Song: Another Country
  • from Another Country

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2008

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In the Night

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Basia Bulat

  • Song: In the Night
  • from Oh, My Darling

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Rough Trade Us
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2007

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Exodus Honey

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Honeycut

  • Song: Exodus Honey
  • from Day I Turned to Glass

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Quannum
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2006

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The Shape Is In A Trance

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Thurston Moore

  • Song: The Shape Is In A Trance
  • from Trees Outside the Academy

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Serpentine

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Chris Bathgate

  • Song: Serpentine
  • from Cork Tale Wake

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One Little Indian
Released
2007

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Move Out

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Magic Arm

  • Song: Move Out
  • from Outdoor Games
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Evil Ways

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Black Mountain

  • Song: Evil Ways
  • from In the Future

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Released
2008

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See These Bones

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Nada Surf

  • Song: See These Bones
  • from Lucky [Bonus CD]

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Barsuk
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2008

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Down to My Grave

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The Ironweed Project

  • Song: Down to My Grave
  • from The Dustbowl Instrumentals
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A-Punk

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Vampire Weekend

  • Song: A-Punk

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