South by Southwest Preview

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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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South by Southwest Preview

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Bon Iver

  • Artist: Bon Iver
  • Album: For Emma, Forever Ago
  • Song: Team
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  • "Team"
  • Album: For Emma, Forever Ago
  • Artist: Bon Iver
  • Released: 2007
 
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Evangelicals

  • Artist: Evangelicals
  • Album: Evening Descends
  • Song: Skeleton Man
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  • "Skeleton Man"
  • Album: Evening Descends
  • Artist: Evangelicals
  • Released: 2008
 
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Sera Cahoone

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

  • Artist: Fanfarlo
  • Album: Fire Escape
  • Song: Fire Escape

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

 
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Times New Viking

  • Artist: Times New Viking
  • Album: Rip It Off
  • Song: Drop-Out
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  • "Drop-Out"
  • Album: Rip It Off
  • Artist: Times New Viking
  • Label: Matador
  • Released: 2008
 
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Troubled Hubble

  • Artist: Troubled Hubble
  • Album: Making Beds in a Burning House
  • Song: To Be Alive and Alone
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  • "To Be Alive and Alone"
  • Album: Making Beds in a Burning House
  • Artist: Troubled Hubble
  • Label: Eenie Meenie
  • Released: 2005
 
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She & Him

  • Artist: She And Him
  • Album: Volume One
  • Song: This is Not a Test
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  • "This is Not a Test"
  • Album: Volume One
  • Artist: She & Him
  • Label: Merge
  • Released: 2008
 
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Tift Merritt

  • Artist: Tift Merritt
  • Album: Another Country
  • Song: Another Country
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  • "Another Country"
  • Album: Another Country
  • Artist: Tift Merritt
  • Label: Fantasy
  • Released: 2008
 
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Basia Bulat

  • Artist: Basia Bulat
  • Album: Oh, My Darling
  • Song: In the Night
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  • "In the Night"
  • Album: Oh, My Darling
  • Artist: Basia Bulat
  • Label: Rough Trade Us
  • Released: 2007
 
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Honeycut

  • Artist: Honeycut
  • Album: Day I Turned to Glass
  • Song: Exodus Honey
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  • "Exodus Honey"
  • Album: Day I Turned to Glass
  • Artist: Honeycut
  • Label: Quannum
  • Released: 2006
 
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Thurston Moore

  • Artist: Thurston Moore
  • Album: Trees Outside the Academy
  • Song: The Shape Is In A Trance
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  • "The Shape Is In A Trance"
  • Album: Trees Outside the Academy
  • Artist: Thurston Moore
  • Released: 2008
 
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Chris Bathgate

  • Artist: Chris Bathgate
  • Album: Cork Tale Wake
  • Song: Serpentine
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  • "Serpentine"
  • Album: Cork Tale Wake
  • Artist: Chris Bathgate
  • Label: One Little Indian
  • Released: 2007
 
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Magic Arm

  • Artist: Magic Arm
  • Album: Outdoor Games
  • Song: Move Out

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Black Mountain

  • Artist: Black Mountain
  • Album: In the Future
  • Song: Evil Ways
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  • "Evil Ways"
  • Album: In the Future
  • Artist: Black Mountain
  • Label: Jagjaguwar
  • Released: 2008
 
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Nada Surf

  • Artist: Nada Surf
  • Album: Lucky [Bonus CD]
  • Song: See These Bones
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  • "See These Bones"
  • Album: Lucky [Bonus CD]
  • Artist: Nada Surf
  • Label: Barsuk
  • Released: 2008
 
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The Ironweed Project

  • Artist: The Ironweed Project
  • Album: The Dustbowl Instrumentals
  • Song: Down to My Grave

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Vampire Weekend

  • Artist: Vampire Weekend
  • Album: Vampire Weekend
  • Song: A-Punk
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  • "A-Punk"
  • Album: Vampire Weekend
  • Artist: Vampire Weekend
  • Label: XL
  • Released: 2008
 

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  • Album: Another Country
  • Artist: Tift Merritt
  • Label: Fantasy
  • Released: 2008
 

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