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Jun 15, 2012 — Soul music is rooted in gritty perseverance, so pairing up stalwarts Bettye LaVette and Charles Walker works on so many levels, it's a miracle it hasn't happened until now. "Yours and Mine" is an exhilarating affirmation of the power to prevail.
Jun 14, 2012 — "Candy Girl" sounds like a shoegazer's modern take on Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" the song that soundtracked the makeout scene in Top Gun. Cool but still beautiful, it's touching, revealing and almost painfully intimate.

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Viking's Choice: Lantlôs Will Crush You With Bliss

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The Sole Of A Band, April 24

Can you tell what a band's music will sound like, just by the shoes they wear? All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen... more

StartSerenading... Again: Mineral To Reunite

It's a helluva time to be a '90s emo kid. Teased over social media for weeks, the band behind the influential albums... more

Hear A New Solo Song By Jamie XX

A new song from Jamie xx, the producer behind the stylish, seductive British trio The xx, manages to push his sound in... more

Song Premiere: The Jazz June, 'Over Underground'

Twelve years after its last album, the scrappy, nails-dug-in emo band returns with a bright and sunny power-pop song... more

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Interview: Lil Bibby: 'I Need $100 Million In My Bank Account'

Apr 21, 2014 — The Argentine singer-songwriter uses his dark, husky voice to produce a specific effect in the songs he performs at the NPR music offices: Together, they jell into one impressionistic midtempo ballad.
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Apr 19, 2014 — A young Pakistani musician treats the guitar as a percussion instrument — with surprisingly shimmering results. He also performs a piano piece he wrote at just 16.
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Apr 14, 2014 — Barnett can tell you a story like she's your best friend, provided your best friend is a funny Australian poet. Hear three of her thoughtful, acerbic rambles, including the new "Depreston."
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Apr 12, 2014 — The unabashedly earnest and sentimental folksinger stops by the NPR Music offices for an intimate glimpse of three sweet songs from his new album, Grass Punks.
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Apr 7, 2014 — Singer-songwriters Aimee Mann and Ted Leo often reside at opposite ends of the volume knob. What unfolds in this performance isn't compromise, though, so much as a creative challenge.
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