SXSW 2009 Preview

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NPR Music At SXSW

You can click here to listen to The Austin 100: A SXSW Mix, and click here to download a free 10-song sampler of artists NPR Music is presenting at SXSW.

NPR Music and All Songs Considered will be in Austin, Tex. this week, blogging, broadcasting and webcasting nearly a dozen live concerts from some of the year's most exciting bands, at this year's South by Southwest festival. You'll hear The Decemberists debut their entire new album, The Hazards of Love, along with performances by K'Naan, The Heartless Bastards and many more, all webcast live on NPR.org.

On this edition of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen chats with NPR Monitor Mix blogger Carrie Brownstein, producer and Second Stage host Robin Hilton, and Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson about some of the bands they're most looking forward to seeing at this year's South by Southwest festival in Austin, Tex. Hear music from some great unknown bands, like Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned, Passion Pit, and The Weird Weeds, plus Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Mirah, and Ponytail.

SXSW 2009 Preview

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The Entrance Band

  • Artist: The Entrance Band
  • Album: Prayer of Death
  • Song: Grim Reaper Blues
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  • "Grim Reaper Blues"
  • Album: Prayer of Death
  • Artist: The Entrance Band
  • Label: Tee Pee
  • Released: 2006
 
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The Dollyrots

  • Artist: The Dollyrots
  • Album: Because I'm Awesome
  • Song: My Best Friend's Hot
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  • "My Best Friend's Hot"
  • Album: Because I'm Awesome
  • Artist: The Dollyrots
  • Label: Blackheart
  • Released: 2007
 
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Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned

  • Artist: Sgt. Dunbar and the Hobo Banned
  • Album: A March Through Charles Mingus' Garbage Pile (Single)
  • Song: A March Through Charles Mingus' Garbage Pile

For more on this song, visit the band's Web site.

 
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Dananananaykroyd

  • Artist: Dananananaykroyd
  • Album: Pink Sabbath (Single)
  • Song: Pink Sabbath

For more on this song, visit the band's Web site.

 
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The Phenomenal Handclap Band

  • Artist: The Phenomenal Handclap Band
  • Album: Ioda SXSW Opening Day Bash Sampler 2009
  • Song: You'll Disappear

For more on this song, visit the band's Web site.

 
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Passion Pit

  • Artist: Passion Pit
  • Album: Chunk of Change
  • Song: Sleepyhead
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  • "Sleepyhead"
  • Album: Chunk of Change
  • Artist: Passion Pit
  • Label: French Kiss
  • Released: 2008
 
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The Weird Weeds

  • Artist: The Weird Weeds
  • Album: I Miss This
  • Song: Red
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  • "Red"
  • Album: I Miss This
  • Artist: The Weird Weeds
  • Label: Autobus
  • Released: 2009
 
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Vijay Kishore

  • Artist: Vijay Kishore
  • Album: Never Ends (Single)
  • Song: Never Ends

For more on this song, visit the artist's Web site.

 
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Jason Lytle

  • Artist: Jason Lytle
  • Album: Yours Truly, The Commuter
  • Song: Yours Truly, The Commuter

This album will be released on May 19th and is not yet available.

For more on this song, visit the artist's Web site.

 
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Micah P. Hinson

  • Artist: Micah P. Hinson
  • Album: Micah P. Hinson and the Red Empire Orchestra
  • Song: Tell Me It Ain't So
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  • "Tell Me It Ain't So"
  • Album: Micah P. Hinson and the Red Empire Orchestra
  • Artist: Micah P. Hinson
  • Label: Full Time Hobby/Pias
  • Released: 2008
 
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Micachu & The Shapes

  • Artist: Micachu & The Shapes
  • Album: Jewellery
  • Song: Golden Phone
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  • "Golden Phone"
  • Album: Jewellery
  • Artist: Micachu & The Shapes
  • Label: Rough Trade
  • Released: 2009
 
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Explode Into Colors

  • Artist: Explode Into Colors
  • Album: Eyes Hands Mouth (single)
  • Song: Eyes Hands Mouth

For more on this song, visit the band's Web site.

 
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Ponytail

  • Artist: Ponytail
  • Album: Ice Cream Spiritual!
  • Song: Celebrate the Body Electric (It Came from an Angel)
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  • "Celebrate the Body Electric (It Came from an Angel)"
  • Album: Ice Cream Spiritual!
  • Artist: Ponytail
  • Label: We Are Free
  • Released: 2008
 
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Pink Nasty

  • Artist: Pink Nasty
  • Album: Mold the Gold
  • Song: Mold the Gold
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  • "Mold the Gold"
  • Album: Mold the Gold
  • Artist: Pink Nasty
  • Released: 2006
 
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Mirah

  • Artist: Mirah
  • Album: (A)spera
  • Song: Generosity
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  • "Generosity"
  • Album: (A)spera
  • Artist: Mirah
  • Label: K
  • Released: 2009
 
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The Shaky Hands

  • Artist: The Shaky Hands
  • Album: Lunglight
  • Song: We Are Young
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  • "We Are Young"
  • Album: Lunglight
  • Artist: The Shaky Hands
  • Label: Memphis Industries
  • Released: 2008
 

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