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Shovels & Rope: In Marriage And Music, A 'Psychic' Bond

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Shovels & Rope: In Marriage And Music, A 'Psychic' Bond

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Shovels & Rope: In Marriage And Music, A 'Psychic' Bond

Shovels & Rope: In Marriage And Music, A 'Psychic' Bond

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Between us, there is almost a psychic understanding that I don't think anyone can really, truly understand.

— The husband and wife behind Shovels & Rope deflect questions about their marriage, but as Cary Ann Hearst tells NPR's David Greene, they gave "more detail and candor than we do frequently" in interviews. "It's a strange thing to be held accountable as part of the musical act," she says. Hear the conversation about sleeping in Wal-Mart parking lots and dark lyrics at the audio link. For a limited time, stream the band's new album, Swimmin' Time, from NPR Music's First Listen series.

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