SXSW 2013 Music Preview : All Songs Considered It's that time again! The All Songs Considered team gets ready for SXSW with brand new picks from some great unknown and upcoming artists.

SXSW 2013 Music Preview

SXSW 2013 Music Preview

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It's that time of year again! All Songs Considered is headed on another musical trek to Austin for this year's South By Southwest festival. Before hitting the road we listened to songs from more than a thousand bands scheduled to play the festival, in search of some great new discoveries. On this edition of the show hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, NPR Music editor Stephen Thompson and NPR Music critic Ann Powers come together to share some of what they found, and talk about the bands they're most excited to see.

For more coverage of the festival, head over to our SXSW hub for a complete list of events, including a live broadcast schedule for our showcase with Nick Cave and Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the SXSW keynote with Dave Grohl. And don't forget to download the complete Austin 100 mix of what we can't wait to discover on stage this year. You can also follow our coverage on Twitter: @allsongs and @nprmusic.

SXSW 2013 Music Preview

  • The Soil & The Sun

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    "I Know It (I Feel It, Too)"

    From 'What Wonder Is This Universe!'

    Learn more about this release on The Soil & The Sun's website.

  • Shakey Graves

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    "Roll The Bones (Unlucky Skin)"

    From 'Roll The Bones'

    Learn more about this release on Shakey Graves' website.

  • Bill Baird

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    "Spring Break Of The Soul"

    From 'Spring Break Of The Soul'

    Learn more about this release on Pau Wau Records' website.

  • Mikal Cronin

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    "Is It Alright"

    From 'Mikal Cronin'

    Learn more about this release on Bandcamp.

  • Jonathan Boulet

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    "You're A Animal"

    From 'We Keep The Beat Found The Sound See The Need Start The Heart'

    Learn more about this release on Jonathan Boulet's website.

  • Alex Andwandter

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    "Cómo Puedes Vivir Contigo Mismo"

    From 'Rebeldes'

  • K-X-P

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    "Melody"

    From 'II'

  • New Politics

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    "Harlem"

    From 'Harlem'

  • Hannah Georgas

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    "Ode To Mom"

    From 'Hannah Georgas'

  • Skewby

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    "Go Figure"

    From 'Humble Pie EP'

    Learn more about this release on Bandcamp.

  • Dreamend

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    "Your Apparition Stays With Me Still"

    From 'So I Ate Myself, Bite by Bite, and the Tears Washed Me, Wave After Cowardly Wave'

    Learn more about this release on Bandcamp.

  • PAWS

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    "Sore Tummy"

    From 'Cokefloat!'

  • Air Review

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    "America's Son"

    From 'Low Wishes'

  • Hiatus Kaiyote

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    "Nakamarra"

    From 'Tawk Tomahawk'

  • Fetsum

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    "Letters From Damascus"

    From 'The Colors Of Hope'

  • Carousel

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    "Let's Go Home"

    From 'Let's Go Home'

    Learn more about this release on Soundcloud.

  • ON AN ON

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    "Ghosts"

    From 'Give In'

    Learn more about this release on ON AN ON's website.

  • PHOX

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    "Noble Heart"

    From 'Confetti'

    Learn more about this release on Bandcamp.

  • KaiL Baxley

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    "Boy Got It Bad"

    From 'Heatstroke EP'

    Learn more about this release on Bandcamp.

  • Bronze Radio Return

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    "Shake Shake Shake"

    From 'Shake Shake Shake'