SXSW 2012 Preview : All Songs Considered On this week's show, host Bob Boilen, producer Robin Hilton, editor Stephen Thompson and NPR Music critic Ann Powers talk about the bands they're most excited to see this year at South by Southwest.

SXSW 2012 Preview

SXSW 2012 Preview

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All Songs Considered is Austin-bound! On this week's show, host Bob Boilen, producer and co-host Robin Hilton, editor Stephen Thompson and NPR Music critic Ann Powers talk about the bands they're most excited to see this year at South by Southwest. The four-day music festival kicks off on Wednesday, March 14 in Austin, Texas, and features roughly 2,000 artists, spanning countless genres.

Head to our SXSW page for NPR Music's full coverage of this year's festival. See a list of bands we'll feature live and set times for when they're playing, and hear our Austin 100 stream — 100 songs from 100 bands performing at this year's festival.

SXSW 2012 Preview

  • Bad Sports

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    "Can't Just Be Friends"

    From 'Kings of the Weekend'

    By Bad Sports

    Learn more about this release on Amazon.

  • Lady Leshurr

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    "Lego"

    From 'Lego Single'

    By Lady Leshurr

    Learn more about this release on Gutter Strut Recordings.

  • Filastine

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    "Colony Collapse"

    From 'Loot'

    By Filastine

    Learn more about this release at Amazon.

  • Quiet Company

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    "You, Me, & the Boatman"

    From 'We Are All Where We Belong'

    By Quiet Company

  • Mr. Gnome

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    "House of Circles"

    From 'Madness in Miniature'

    By Mr. Gnome

  • Teen Daze

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    "Let's Groove"

    From 'Let's Groove Single'

    By Teen Daze

    Learn more about this release on Bandcamp.

  • Bright Moments

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    "Travelers"

    From 'Natives'

    By Bright Moments

  • The City and Horses

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    "We Will Never Be Discovered"

    From 'We Will Never Be Discovered'

    By The City and Horses

    Learn more about this release on Amazon.

  • No

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    "Stay with Me"

    From 'Don't Worry, You'll Be Here'

    By No

    Learn more about this release on Bandcamp.

  • Sauti Sol

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    "Soma Kijana"

    From 'Sol Filosofia'

    By Sauti Sol

    Learn more about this release on Amazon.

  • Daughter

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    "Landfill"

    From 'His Young Heart EP'

    By Daughter

    Learn more about this release on Bandcamp.

  • Impending Doom

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    "There Will Be Violence"

    From 'There Will Be Violence'

    By Impending Doom

  • The Black and White Years

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    "Up!"

    From 'Patterns'

    By The Black and White Years

    Learn more about this album on Amazon.

  • Mirel Wagner

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    "No Death"

    From 'Mirel Wagner'

    By Mirel Wagner

  • Deafheaven

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    "Violet"

    From 'Roads to Judah'

    By Deafheaven

  • Trippple Nippples

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    "LSD Trippple Nippples"

    From 'TRIPPPLE NIPPPLES DEMOS'

    By Trippple Nippples

    Learn more about this release on Soundcloud.

  • Line Upon Line Percussion

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    "A Man with a Gun Lives Here"

    From 'Line Upon Line Percussion'

    By Line Upon Line Percussion

    Learn more about this release on Amazon.

  • Clyde and Clem's Whiskey Business

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    "The Ballad of Ed Gein"

    From 'Studio Demos'

    By Clyde and Clem's Whiskey Business

    Learn more about this release on Soundcloud.

  • Young Prisms

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    "Floating in Blue"

    From 'In Between'

    By Young Prisms

  • Sore Losers

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    "Letter to My Competition"

    From 'We Are Sore Losers EP'

    By Sore Losers

    Learn more about this release at We Are Sore Losers.

  • ZZ Ward

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    "Criminal"

    From '"Eleven Roses" Mixtape'

    By ZZ Ward

    Learn more about this release at the artist's website.

  • Kishi Bashi

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    "Bright Whites"

    From '151A'

    By Kishi Bashi