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Dirty Projectors, Hot Chip, Japandroids And More

Clockwise from upper left: Sarah Jaffe, Hot Chip, Bobby Womack, Dirty Projectors. (Courtesy of the artists)

On this week's show, Bob Boilen and Jacob Ganz discuss music that wants to punch you in the face, and why the band Hot Chip reminds Jacob of the classic slacker film Dazed and Confused.

This week on All Songs Considered, Bob Boilen and Jacob Ganz go globe-hopping to find new music from familiar faces: Canada's Japandroids, with punk music that doesn't just want to punch you in the face; New York's Dirty Projectors, whose members mix familiar elements from different eras to create something new and strange; and London's Hot Chip, those nerds who just wanna dance. Also on this episode: the return and revival of soul singer Bobby Womack, Peter Broderick's sweeping tribute to artist Colin Kenniff, singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe getting inspired by a set of pawn-shop drums, and tropical garage rock from the band Bayatas.

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