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ASC: Brooklyn Brass, A Malian Masterpiece, Cabaret Pop, More

From: NPR Music
Series: All Songs Considered from NPR Music
Length: 28:59

The New York-based band Beirut travels to Mexico for its latest album. Also an ambitious debut release from the 7-piece, Nashville-based ensemble Darla Farmer; a collaboration between David Byrne and the Dirty Projectors, a moody, gorgeous new album from Mali's Rokia Traore; new music from Antony and the Johnsons; a solo release from AC Newman of the New Pornographers; and Norwegian punk-pop singer Ida Maria. Read the full description.

Asc150_small The New York-based band Beirut travels to Mexico for its latest album: a brassy, adventurous double EP called March of Zapotec. Also on this edition of ASC: an ambitious debut release from the 7-piece, Nashville-based ensemble Darla Farmer; a collaboration between David Byrne and the Dirty Projectors, a moody, gorgeous new album from Mali's Rokia Traore; new music from the seemingly tortured Antony and the Johnsons; a solo release from AC Newman of the New Pornographers; and Norwegian punk-pop singer Ida Maria.

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The New York-based band Beirut travels to Mexico for its latest album: a brassy, adventurous double EP called March of Zapotec. Also on this edition of ASC: an ambitious debut release from the 7-piece, Nashville-based ensemble Darla Farmer; a collaboration between David Byrne and the Dirty Projectors, a moody, gorgeous new album from Mali's Rokia Traore; new music from the seemingly tortured Antony and the Johnsons; a solo release from AC Newman of the New Pornographers; and Norwegian punk-pop singer Ida Maria.

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00:00 IC: Support for NPR...
18:49 OC: ...I'm Bob Boilen.
18:50 *3 sec silence*
18:53 IC: There's a slow and languid...
28:59 OC: ...National Public Radio.

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