July 31st, 2012
Episode 412 of 731 episodes
On this week'sAll 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 toDjango Django'srefreshing mix of sounds, the moody melodies of Ormonde,David ByrneandSt. Vincent'shorn-based collaboration, Bob's favorite jazz record of the year (byNeneh Cherry & The Thing) and more.Plus,Mike Katzifjoins this week's show to play his pick, the vibrant and provocative "Fineshrine" by Purity Ring. Mike came to NPR as an intern forAll 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 thePop Culture Happy Hourpodcast. Now Mike's is leaving us for a new job at WNYC.