Clockwise from upper left: Bright Eyes, Ed Sheeran, Louis Armstrong, Etta James, Peter Gabriel Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Top row: Death Cab For Cutie; middle row, left to right: Laura Marling, Asaf Avidan, Ibeyi; bottom row: Modest Mouse Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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All Songs Considered hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton set out on a road trip to find the true spirit of the holiday season. Along the way they stop at the Silent Night Motel, where they meet Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, St. Vincent (Annie Clark), Josh Ritter, and more. Michael Huey/Mastery Of Maps hide caption

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Death Cab for Cutie's Transatlanticism (10th Anniversary Edition) comes out Oct. 29. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Death Cab for Cutie (from left): Nick Harmer, Ben Gibbard, Chris Walla, Jason McGerr. Autumn de Wilde hide caption

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