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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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Sera Cahoone

  • Artist: Sera Cahoone
  • Song: You're Not Broken
  • From: Only as the Day Is Long
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Only as the Day Is Long
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Sera Cahoone
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Sub Pop
Released
2008

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Troubled Hubble

  • Artist: Troubled Hubble
  • Song: To Be Alive and Alone
  • From: Making Beds in a Burning House
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Making Beds in a Burning House
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Troubled Hubble
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Eenie Meenie
Released
2005

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She & Him

  • Artist: She And Him
  • Song: This is Not a Test
  • From: Volume One
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This is Not a Test
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Volume One
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She & Him
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Merge
Released
2008

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Tift Merritt

  • Artist: Tift Merritt
  • Song: Another Country
  • From: Another Country
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Another Country
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Tift Merritt
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Fantasy
Released
2008

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Basia Bulat

  • Artist: Basia Bulat
  • Song: In the Night
  • From: Oh, My Darling
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Oh, My Darling
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Basia Bulat
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Rough Trade Us
Released
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Honeycut

  • Artist: Honeycut
  • Song: Exodus Honey
  • From: Day I Turned to Glass
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Day I Turned to Glass
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Quannum
Released
2006

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Thurston Moore

  • Artist: Thurston Moore
  • Song: The Shape Is In A Trance
  • From: Trees Outside the Academy
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Trees Outside the Academy
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2008

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Chris Bathgate

  • Artist: Chris Bathgate
  • Song: Serpentine
  • From: Cork Tale Wake
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Cork Tale Wake
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Chris Bathgate
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One Little Indian
Released
2007

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Nada Surf

  • Artist: Nada Surf
  • Song: See These Bones
  • From: Lucky [Bonus CD]
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Nada Surf
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Barsuk
Released
2008

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Vampire Weekend

  • Artist: Vampire Weekend
  • Song: A-Punk
  • From: Vampire Weekend
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XL
Released
2008

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