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All Songs Considered

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

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The Best of CMJ 2012

October 23rd, 2012

Episode 423 of 731 episodes

Each fall hundreds of little-known bands descend on New York City for the annual CMJ Music Marathon. As far as festivals go, it's one of the best for surprises, since so many of the acts are new and emerging talent. For the artists it's a chance to be seen and heard and, hopefully, loved. For the rabid music fan or journalist, it's a sometimes overwhelming embarrassment of musical-discovery riches. On this edition of All Songs Considered, recorded live at the Judson Memorial Church in New York City, host Bob Boilen talks with Thor Slaughter (yes, that's his real name), Music Director for KWVA radio in Eugene, Ore., and Emmy Black with Bar/None Records. The three share memories of this year's appropriately titled "Music Marathon" and talk about some of their favorite discoveries, including the trippy, psychedelic group Ghost Pal, the country-tinged garage rock band Turbo Fruits and the fantastically named duo Foxygen. Ghost Pal Album: Nathan Jones Is Dead Song: Skeleton Dance Turbo Fruits Album: Butter Song: Sweet Thang Foxygen Album: We Are The 21st Century ambassadors Of Peace And Magic Song: Shuggie Brick + Mortar Album: Making Moves Song: Bangs People Get Ready Album: People Get Ready Song: New June Jinja Safari Album: The Key Of Sea, Vol. 2 Song: Silence Of The Guns Brainstorm Album: Heat Waves Song: Beast In the Sky Mac DeMarco Album: 2 Song: Ode to Viceroy Hundred Waters Album: Hundred Waters Song: Visitor

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