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The Magnetic Fields: 'Out Late At A Bar, Writing A Song'

While composing the songs on his band's latest record, frontman Stephin Merritt felt most inspired with a cocktail in one hand and a pen in the other.

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SXSW Late Night Dispatch: Thursday Recap

On Thursday at SXSW, our intrepid team hosted a day party, caught two performances by Bruce Springsteen and experienced a whole lot of emotion.

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New Music From From Lower Dens, Lambchop, Leonard Cohen And More

This week, All Songs celebrates Robin Hilton's return to the mic with its first episode of all-new music this year.

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