Vampire Weekend, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Frontman Alec Ounsworth, The XX And More

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Clockwise from upper left: Cover for Vampire Weekend, Erika Elder of MV & EE, Thomas Bartlett of Doveman, photo by Tom Chambers from the latest Project Song.

On this edition of All Songs Considered, we've got an exclusive new song from Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla and J. Robbins of Jawbox. The two wrote and recorded the new single, titled "Mercury," in just two days as part of our Project Song series. Also on the program: London's captivating quartet The XX; the neo-psychedelic duo MV & EE; folk trio Espers; and new music from Doveman, Vampire Weekend and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah frontman Alec Ounsworth.

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Vampire Weekend, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Frontman Alec Ounsworth, The XX And More

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Chris Walla and J. Robbins

  • Artist: Chris Walla and J. Robbins
  • Album: Project Song
  • Song: Mercury

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The xx

  • Artist: The xx
  • Album: XX
  • Song: VCR

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VCR
Album
XX
Artist
The xx
Label
XL
Released
2009

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MV & EE

  • Artist: MV & EE
  • Album: Barn Nova
  • Song: Feelin' Fine

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Feelin' Fine
Album
Barn Nova
Artist
MV & EE
Label
Ecstatic Peace/Universal
Released
2009

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Espers

  • Artist: Espers
  • Album: III
  • Song: I Can't See Clear

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I Can't See Clear
Album
III
Artist
Espers
Label
Drag City
Released
2009

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Doveman

  • Artist: Doveman
  • Album: Conformist
  • Song: Breathing Out

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Breathing Out
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Conformist
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Doveman
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Brassland
Released
2009

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Alec Ounsworth

  • Artist: Alec Ounsworth
  • Album: Mo Beauty
  • Song: That Is Not My Home (After Bruegel)

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That Is Not My Home (After Bruegel)
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Mo Beauty
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Alec Ounsworth
Label
Anti
Released
2009

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