Brooklyn Brass, A Malian Masterpiece, Cabaret Pop, More

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The New York-based band Beirut travels to Mexico for its latest album: a brassy, adventurous double EP called March of Zapotec. It won't be released until the end of February, but you can hear a sneak preview here with the song, "The Shrew." Also on this edition of All Songs Considered: an ambitious debut release from the seven-piece, Nashville-based ensemble Darla Farmer; a collaboration between David Byrne and the Dirty Projectors, as part of a new album to promote AIDS awareness; a moody, gorgeous new album from Mali's Rokia Traore; new music from the seemingly tortured Antony and the Johnsons; a solo release from AC Newman of the New Pornographers; and Norwegian punk-pop singer Ida Maria.

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Brooklyn Brass, A Malian Masterpiece, Cabaret Pop, More

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Beirut

  • Artist: Beirut
  • Album: March of the Zapotec
  • Song: The Shrew
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  • "The Shrew"
  • Album: March of the Zapotec
  • Artist: Beirut
  • Label: Pompeii/Ba Da Bing!
  • Released: 2009
 
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Darla Farmer

  • Artist: Darla Farmer
  • Album: Rewiring Electric Forest
  • Song: The Strangler Fig
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  • "The Strangler Fig"
  • Album: Rewiring Electric Forest
  • Artist: Darla Farmer
  • Label: Paper Garden
  • Released: 2009
 
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Dirty Projectors and David Byrne

  • Artist: Sufjan Stevens
  • Album: Dark Was the Night [4AD]
  • Song: Knotty Pine
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  • "Knotty Pine"
  • Album: Dark Was the Night [4AD]
  • Artist: Dirty Projectors and David Byrne
  • Label: 4AD
  • Released: 2009
 
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Rokia Traoré

  • Artist: Rokia Traoré
  • Album: Tchamantché
  • Song: Dounia
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  • "Dounia"
  • Album: Tchamantché
  • Artist: Rokia Traoré
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • Released: 2008
 
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Antony and the Johnsons

  • Artist: Antony and the Johnsons
  • Album: Crying Light
  • Song: Everglade
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  • "Everglade"
  • Album: Crying Light
  • Artist: Antony and the Johnsons
  • Label: Secretly Canadian
  • Released: 2009
 
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A.C. Newman

  • Artist: A.C. Newman
  • Album: Get Guilty
  • Song: Heartbreak Rides
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  • "Heartbreak Rides"
  • Album: Get Guilty
  • Artist: A.C. Newman
  • Label: Broken Horse
  • Released: 2009
 
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Ida Maria

  • Artist: Ida Maria
  • Album: Fortress Round Your Heart
  • Song: I Like You So Much Better When You're Naked
 

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