Lower Dens singer and songwriter Jana Hunter writes that her band's new album, Escape From Evil, is typified by "warmth and physicality." Frank Hamilton/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise from bottom left: Gotye, White Rabbits, Jana Hunter from Lower Dens, Leonard Cohen. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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The Lower Dens perform live at The Black Cat in Washington, D.C. on March 11. Shantel Mitchell/for NPR hide caption

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Delicate Steve at CMJ. Bob Boilen/NPR hide caption

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