"It was the first time I was aware of how strange humanity has got," Laura Marling says of living in L.A., "and that we live in such close proximity to one another. Courtesy of the artist 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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Top row, left to right: Laura Marling, Lorde, Mike Milosh of Rhye; middle row: Ty Segall, James Blake, Valerie June; bottom row: Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne of The Blow, Earl Sweatshirt, Lou Reed. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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