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New Mix: Lord Huron, Metz, Patrick Watson, More

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Patrick Watson Live From The 9:30 Club

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Discussion: Our Favorite Music Of The Year (So Far)

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Patrick Watson: Tiny Desk Concert

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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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Adventures In Your Own Backyard

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Sigur Ros, Norah Jones And Danger Mouse, More

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Listen to Bob, Robin, Stephen and Ann on the streets of Austin, Texas on Thursday, March 15

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Borrowing as much from soul as it does from rock, Patrick Watson's "Sit Down Beside Me" is both lovely and haunting. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Sit Down Beside Me' by Patrick Watson

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