Top row, left to right: Laura Marling, Valerie June, Mike Milosh of Rhye; bottom row: Ty Segall, James Blake, Earl Sweatshirt. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Valerie June Wants To Be On Your Mind

June can sing a duel with the Devil, even as her voice tells you she knows she's already triumphed.

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On her new album, Pushin' Against a Stone, Valerie June sings with a voice that's as powerful as it is unusual. Matt Wignall/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Valerie June's new album, Pushin' Against a Stone, comes out Aug. 13. Susan Riddle Duke Photography/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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