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Brooklyn Brass, A Malian Masterpiece, Cabaret Pop, More

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The New York-based band Beirut travels to Mexico for its latest album: a brassy, adventurous double EP called March of Zapotec. It won't be released until the end of February, but you can hear a sneak preview here with the song, "The Shrew." Also on this edition of All Songs Considered: an ambitious debut release from the seven-piece, Nashville-based ensemble Darla Farmer; a collaboration between David Byrne and the Dirty Projectors, as part of a new album to promote AIDS awareness; a moody, gorgeous new album from Mali's Rokia Traore; new music from the seemingly tortured Antony and the Johnsons; a solo release from AC Newman of the New Pornographers; and Norwegian punk-pop singer Ida Maria.

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Brooklyn Brass, A Malian Masterpiece, Cabaret Pop, More

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The Shrew

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Beirut

  • Song: The Shrew
  • from March of the Zapotec

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March of the Zapotec
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March of the Zapotec
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Beirut
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Pompeii/Ba Da Bing!
Released
2009

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The Strangler Fig

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Darla Farmer

  • Song: The Strangler Fig
  • from Rewiring Electric Forest

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Rewiring Electric Forest
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Rewiring Electric Forest
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Darla Farmer
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Paper Garden
Released
2009

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Knotty Pine

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Dirty Projectors and David Byrne

  • Song: Knotty Pine
  • from Dark Was the Night [4AD]
  • by Sufjan Stevens

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Dark Was the Night [4AD]
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Dark Was the Night [4AD]
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Dirty Projectors and David Byrne
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4AD
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2009

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Dounia

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Rokia Traoré

  • Song: Dounia
  • from Tchamantché

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Tchamantché
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Tchamantché
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Rokia Traoré
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Nonesuch
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2008

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Everglade

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Antony and the Johnsons

  • Song: Everglade
  • from Crying Light

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Crying Light
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Crying Light
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Antony and the Johnsons
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Secretly Canadian
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2009

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Heartbreak Rides

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A.C. Newman

  • Song: Heartbreak Rides
  • from Get Guilty

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Get Guilty
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A.C. Newman
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Broken Horse
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2009

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I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked

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Ida Maria

  • Song: I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked
  • from Fortress Round Your Heart

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