Clockwise from upper left: Gem Club, Perera Elsewhere, Of Montreal, Remi Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Of Montreal performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Dec. 14, 2012. Christopher Parks/NPR hide caption

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The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart (top left), Low (bottom left), Timber Timbre's Taylor Kirk (right). Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Of Montreal's Kevin Barnes (center) spoke with World Cafe host David Dye. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alternating between shrieking falsetto and spoken word, Of Montreal's "Our Riotous Defects" chronicles a deteriorating relationship with a "crazy girl." courtesy of the artist hide caption

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