South X Lullabies Single-song, late-night, single-camera shoots from the SXSW music festival.
London-based band Mt. Wolf performed a South X Lullaby.
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L.A. Salami performs "Day To Day (For 6 Days A Week)" during SXSW. Nickolai Hammar/NPR hide caption

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L.A. Salami Takes A Long Exhale Of The Day Before Midnight

Standing on the smoking balcony of a hotel overlooking the Austin skyline, L.A. Salami plays "Day To Day (For 6 Days A Week)" for a small crowd just before midnight.

Let's Eat Grandma plays "Deep Six Textbook" during SXSW. Nickolai Hammar/NPR hide caption

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Let's Eat Grandma Plays A Midnight Nursery Rhyme

The British duo plays a gloomy and stirring nursery rhyme in an Airstream trailer like something out of a David Lynch film.

Valerie June performs "Astral Plane" in the courtyard of St. David's Episcopal Church. Aaron Rogosin for NPR hide caption

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Valerie June Takes Us Across The 'Astral Plane' In A Church Courtyard

At St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin, Texas, Valerie June plays a softly swaying, country-tinged soul song that scrapes the stratosphere.

Jealous Of The Birds performs "Goji Berry Sunset" under the lights. Nickolai Hammar/NPR hide caption

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Jealous Of The Birds Whistles 'Goji Berry Sunset' In Pulsing Lights

Naomi Hamilton's "Goji Berry Sunset" is a bedroom pop song with a softly whistled hook, played under a soft, glowing art installation.

Miya Folick performs a late-night lullaby at SXSW 2016. NPR hide caption

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South X Lullaby: Miya Folick

By Austin's Waller Creek at 2 a.m., Folick sang a new song, "Anyway," to close this year's festival.

Declan McKenna plays "Brazil" next to Waller Creek in Austin, Texas, on the final night of SXSW 2016. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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South X Lullaby: Declan McKenna

Declan McKenna has had a whirlwind year. At 1 a.m., as SXSW 2016 drew to a close, he played a quiet, reflective version of the song that changed his life.

Timmy Thomas sings a late-night lullaby at SXSW 2016. NPR hide caption

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South X Lullaby: Timmy Thomas

Miami's soul music legend asks us to stop and see what's goin' down in this "Dizzy Dizzy World."

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South X Lullaby: A-WA

The Israeli sister trio sang us a Yemeni folk song in a hotel room at midnight. Sung in gorgeous and haunting three-part harmony, it's a song about a love that hurts.

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South X Lullaby: Mt. Wolf

British band Mt. Wolf plays a delicate lullaby in Bob Boilen's hotel room.

Maren Morris performed a late-night lullaby for us at SXSW 2016. NPR hide caption

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South X Lullaby: Maren Morris

Watch the budding country star behind "My Church" perform her heart-wrenching song "I Wish I Was" by a creek in the middle of Austin, Texas.

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South X Lullaby: Holly Macve

The young Irish songwriter with only a few demos to her name made quite the first impression.

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Torres Sings A Quietly Intense Lullaby

The rising songwriter met us under moonlight on the final night of SXSW to perform "A Proper Polish Welcome."

Laura Marling performed a South x Lullaby called "Walk Alone" on Friday night at SXSW. NPR hide caption

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Watch Laura Marling's Longing Lullaby In A Church Courtyard

The All Songs Considered team is ending its days at SXSW with an acoustic performance by a different musical guest each night. Watch Marling perform "Walk Alone" after most of Austin had gone to bed.

The Mynabirds plays "All My Heart" at Waller Creek for a South X Lullaby. Mito Habe-Evans/NPR hide caption

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The Mynabirds: A Lover's Hymn On The Banks Of Waller Creek

Looking like a mermaid with a Casio keyboard, Laura Burhenn performs a new song from an album due out this summer. Down by a creek in Austin, "All My Heart" is a lover's hymn.