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World Cafe Next: The Apache Relay

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The Nashville band's new self-titled album took a while to get right, with a couple of tries being scrapped along the way, but it's finally arrived.

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Quilt: Tiny Desk Concert

Interweaving harmonies and guitar lines from Anna Fox Rochinski and Shane Butler set the tone for these tunes — soft and benevolent, dreamy and quivering.

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Neon Trees, The Mormon Band Who Made It Big, On Honesty

The band's catchy new album, Pop Psychology, was scooped by a bigger announcement: Its frontman, Tyler Glenn, is gay.

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Drive-By Truckers On World Cafe

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Though today's guests call Athens, Ga., home, they have roots in Muscle Shoals, Ala., where the father of lead singer Patterson Hood recorded with the legendary studio band.

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