Lorde's debut album, Pure Heroine, is out now. Charles Howells/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Shangri-Las on the cover of the "Leader of the Pack" single. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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HAIM's new album, Days Are Gone, comes out Sept. 30. Bella Howard/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Elvis Costello and ?uestlove of The Roots. Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Anna Calvi, M.I.A., Poliça, members of Los Campesinos!, Deltron 3030 and Phil Elverum of Mount Eerie Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Lucy Schwartz. Tierney Gearon/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kings of Leon, left to right: Jared, Caleb, Matthew and Nathan Followill. Dan Winters/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Elton John tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that The Diving Board is "a very adult album." Joseph Guay/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ray LaMontagne and his Pariah Dogs perform on World Cafe. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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