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On this week's All Songs Considered, we share dance music from Belle & Sebastian and unreleased Velvet Underground, plus Bob Boilen discusses new discoveries from this year's CMJ Music Marathon.

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Led by singer Augusta Koch and her bright blue hair, the Philadelphia punk band performs most of the songs from its melodic debut album, Nervous Like Me, during NPR Music's recent CMJ show.

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The pop singer's new album finds her covering vintage jazz standards. Hear "Georgia On My Mind" and "Strange Fruit."

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In two years since releasing his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d. city, Lamar has moved into hip-hop's spotlight full time. Microphone Check's Frannie Kelley and Ali Shaheed Muhammad explain why.

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I'll Be Me follows the musician, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2011, on his final tour. The country-singing pop star faces his illness with humor, with the help of supportive audiences.

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