SXSW Review

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All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen, NPR's Song of the Day curator Stephen Thompson and Carrie Brownstein, Monitor Mix blogger and former guitarist for Sleater-Kinney, review their week at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, TX. They discovered and saw a lot of great bands including My Morning Jacket and a dozen other acts, some of them webcast Live by NPR Music. On this edition of All Songs Considered they share their most memorable moments, including a video shoot with Lightspeed Champion.

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SXSW Review

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Bon Iver

  • Artist: Bon Iver
  • Album: For Emma, Forever Ago
  • Song: Skinny Love

This version of "Skinny Love" was recorded live by NPR at the Parish in Austin, TX.

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Skinny Love
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For Emma, Forever Ago
Artist
Bon Iver
Released
2007

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Shearwater

  • Artist: Shearwater
  • Album: Palo Santo [Expanded Edition]
  • Song: Seventy-Four, Seventy-Five

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Seventy-Four, Seventy-Five
Album
Palo Santo [Expanded Edition]
Artist
Shearwater
Label
Matador
Released
2007

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We Versus the Shark

  • Artist: We Versus the Shark
  • Album: Ruin Everything!
  • Song: You Don't Have to Kick It

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You Don't Have to Kick It
Album
Ruin Everything!
Artist
We Versus the Shark
Label
Hello Sir
Released
2005

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Laura Barrett

  • Artist: Laura Barrett
  • Album: Earth Sciences
  • Song: Robot Ponies

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Robot Ponies
Album
Earth Sciences
Artist
Laura Barrett
Label
Paper Bag
Released
2008

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Lightspeed Champion

  • Artist: Lightspeed Champion
  • Album: Falling Off the Lavender Bridge
  • Song: Tell Me What It's Worth

This version of "Tell Me What It's Worth" was recorded live by NPR in Austin, TX.

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Tell Me What It's Worth
Album
Falling Off the Lavender Bridge
Artist
Lightspeed Champion
Label
Domino
Released
2007

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Jaymay

  • Artist: Jaymay
  • Album: Autumn Fallin'
  • Song: Gray or Blue

This version of "Gray or Blue" was recorded live by NPR in Austin, TX.

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Gray or Blue
Album
Autumn Fallin'
Artist
Jaymay
Label
EMI/Blue Note
Released
2007

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Pissed Jeans

  • Artist: Pissed Jeans
  • Album: Hope for Men
  • Song: Caught Licking Leather

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Caught Licking Leather
Album
Hope for Men
Artist
Pissed Jeans
Label
Sub Pop
Released
2007

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She & Him

  • Artist: She And Him
  • Album: Volume One
  • Song: Change Is Hard

This version of "Change is Hard" was recorded live by NPR in Austin, TX.

Photos from the She and Him Recording Session

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Change Is Hard
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Volume One
Artist
She & Him
Label
Merge
Released
2008

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The Ting Tings

  • Artist: The Ting Tings
  • Album: Great DJ (EP)
  • Song: Great DJ

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Jim James

  • Artist: Jim James
  • Album: Live from St. David's Church
  • Song: Smokin' from Shootin'

This is a solo, acoustic version of "Smokin' from Shootin'" from the upcoming My Morning Jacket album Evil Urges, performed live by Jim James at St. David's Church in Austin, TX.

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