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Our Concert Could Be Your Life: Indie's New Guard Pays Tribute To '80s Icons

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New Mix: Wye Oak, Ratking, John Lurie, More

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Wye Oak In Studio On KUT

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Take It In

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Hear Wye Oak In Concert

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Wye Oak's "Civilian" examines the push-and-pull between a complex mind and a desire for the comforts of normalcy. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Civilian

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Sasquatch 2011: Wye Oak, Live In Concert

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Slow And Steady: Vinyl Survives

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An Early Look At 2011's Best Music

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