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Clockwise from upper left: Volcano Choir, Black Francis of Pixies, John Grant, Dessa
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July 3, 2013 This week's episode of All Songs Considered features the return of the classic indie band Pixies, plus songs by Justin Vernon's side project Volcano Choir, the rapper Dessa and a pair of stellar live performers: John Grant and Deafheaven.
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Deafheaven's George Clarke at the Rock and Roll Hotel in Washington, DC
July 1, 2013 Have you ever seen a performance by a musician so captivating it makes you a life-long fan? Bob Boilen shares his latest live revelation.
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May 1, 2013 The guitars on the metal band's aching second album chime like classic U2. Hear the nine-minute opener from Sunbather now.
Artwork from Cormorant's Dwellings.
November 30, 2011 Metallic meditations ruled Lars Gotrich's 2011, but so did knotty death-metal and "The Grain."
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