Top row, left to right: Sóley, Patrick Watson; Middle row: Metz, Summer Cannibals; bottom: Lord Huron Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Patrick Watson performs live in concert at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Mito Habe-Evans hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Kishi Bashi, Simone White, Bobby Womack, Aleksa Palladino of Exitmusic, Sinead O'Connor. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Patrick Watson's new album, Adventures in Your Own Backyard, comes out May 1. Brigitte Henry hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Danger Mouse and Norah Jones, Patrick Watson, THEESatisfaction, Jonsi of the band Sigur Ros. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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