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CMJ: Looking Back At A Whirlwind Of Music

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CMJ: Looking Back At A Whirlwind Of Music

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CMJ, short for College Music Journal, is an annual five-day music festival that takes place primarily on New York's Lower East Side and in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. Each year, thousands of bands from all over the world gather and play packed showcases at dozens of venues around the city. This week on All Songs Considered, host Bob Boilen, NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson and WFUV's Alisa Ali recap the festival's highlights and discuss some of the best bands they discovered there.

Bob, for example, found musical healing from the Swedish sisters known as First Aid Kit, while Stephen learned the meaning of "sissy bounce" with Big Freedia and Alisa became mesmerized with the overpowering sexiness of Sherlock's Daughter.

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Kopecky Family Band

  • Song: Disaster
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Come Howling

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Family Cactus

  • Song: Come Howling
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Small Memory (Tuung Remix)

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Jon Hopkins

  • Song: Small Memory (Tuung Remix)
  • from Seven Gulps Of Air

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A More Perfect Union

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Titus Andronicus

  • Song: A More Perfect Union
  • from Monitor

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Gaze

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Suuns

  • Song: Gaze
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Walk With Me

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Delicate Steve

  • Song: Butterfly
  • from Wondervisions

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Azz Everywhere

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Big Freedia

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Shipwreck

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Random Recipe

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I Met Up with the King

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First Aid Kit

  • Song: Winter Is All Over You
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Reprise

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Sherlock's Daughter

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Thunderdrums

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Prince Rama

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Blue & Silver

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Lower Dens

  • Song: Blue & Silver
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