All Songs Considered



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Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton spin new music from emerging bands and musical icons.


SXSW 2011 Preview

March 8th, 2011

Episode 328 of 714 episodes

All Songs Considered is Austin-bound! On this week's show, Bob, Robin, Stephen and Ann talk about the bands they're most excited to see this year at South By Southwest. The four-day festival kicks off on Wednesday, March 11 in Austin, Texas and features close to 2,000 artists, who span countless genres and sport some fiercely esoteric names (Ringo Deathstarr, anyone?). Also on the show this week, a look at some of the SXSW performances NPR Music will be streaming live — including soul and R&B standard-bearer Raphael Saadiq, Welsh indie trio The Joy Formidable, and all-female supergroup WILD FLAG (featuring our long-lost friend Carrie Brownstein). No Nostalgia Artist: AgesandAges Album: Alright You Restless Daisy Artist: Fang Island Album: Fang Island Pobre Mary (a.k.a. El Boogie de la Muerte) Artist: Guadalupe Plata Album: Guadalupe Plata Expanding Anyway Artist: Morning Teleportation Album: Expanding Anyway Zut Alore! Artist: Zorch Album: Demo Born to Be Wild (Steppenwolf Cover) Artist: Owen Weaver Album: (Unreleased) Tempting Time Artist: Animals As Leaders Album: Animals As Leaders So High Artist: Ringo Deathstarr Album: Colour Trip Heart Attack Artist: Raphael Saadiq Album: Stone Rollin' Glass Tambourine Artist: WILD FLAG "Future Crimes" b/w "Glass Tambourine" 7-Inch Cradle Artist: The Joy Formidable Album: The Big Roar WHALE Artist: Yellow Ostrich Album: The Mistress Love Crime Artist: Secret Cities Album: Strange Hearts Shadows On Behalf Artist: The Stepkids Album: Shadows On Behalf (12" Single) Ego Death Artist: A Place to Bury Strangers Album: Exploding Head Swimmer, Dreams Don't Keep Artist: Amanda Shires Album: Carrying Lightning Squealing Pigs Artist: Admiral Fallow Album: Boots Met My Face Rainforts Artist: No Gold Album: No Gold California Killer Artist: The Vandelles Album: Del Black Aloha