Hot Chip performing at Celebrate Brooklyn. Ryan Muir for NPR hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Sarah Jaffe, Hot Chip, Bobby Womack, Dirty Projectors. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Tracey Thorn's third album focuses on the small details in life: weddings, singles bars and the size of one's jeans. Edward Bishop hide caption

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When Hot Clip slides into the chorus of "Take It In," the effect is unequivocally glorious. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The xx performs at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. Shantel Mitchell hide caption

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