David Byrne & St. Vincent, Django Django And More : All Songs Considered Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share their latest mix.

David Byrne & St. Vincent, Django Django And More

David Byrne & St. Vincent, Django Django And More

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Clockwise from upper left: Django Django, Neneh Cherry, David Byrne and St. Vincent, Purity Ring. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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On this week's All Songs Considered: funny concert memories, one album with a wacky cover and a surprisingly great sound, a bittersweet goodbye and (of course) lots of new music.

Listen to Django Django's refreshing mix of sounds, the moody melodies of Ormonde, David Byrne and St. Vincent's horn-based collaboration, Bob's favorite jazz record of the year (by Neneh Cherry & The Thing) and more.

Plus, Mike Katzif joins this week's show to play his pick, the vibrant and provocative "Fineshrine" by Purity Ring. Mike came to NPR as an intern for All Songs Considered, and over the last seven years has had a hand in our Tiny Desk Concerts, the Alt.Latino podcast and much of our festival coverage, along with the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast. Now Mike's is leaving us for a new job at WNYC.

You can hear the entire discussion above, or listen to each song played below.

This Week's Essential Listening

Cover for Django Django

Django Django

  • Song: Default

David Byrne & St. Vincent, Django Django And More

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Cover for Love This Giant

David Byrne/St. Vincent

  • Song: Who
  • from Love This Giant

Who

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Ormonde

  • Song: Cherry Blossom
  • from Machine

Cherry Blossom

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Purity Ring

  • Song: Fineshrine
  • from Shrines

Fineshrine

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Cover for Survival & Resistance

Adrian Sherwood

  • Song: Balance
  • from Survival & Resistance

Balance

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Cover for The Cherry Thing

Neneh Cherry & The Thing

  • Song: Cashback
  • from The Cherry Thing

Cashback

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Cover for Super Treatment

Heavy Cream

  • Song: '79
  • from Super Treatment

This album is available for purchase at Infinity Cat Records.

'79

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