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Albin Lee Meldau

Albin Lee Meldau possesses a thunderous, deeply affecting voice, which he uses to tell some utterly dark, but demonstrably cathartic, tales.

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Watch Beth Ditto Perform 'Oo La La' Live In The Studio

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The former Gossip frontwoman performs a track off her full-length solo debut, Fake Sugar, live for KCRW.

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Seratones On Mountain Stage

The psych-soul-rock hell-raisers from Shreveport, La., make their Mountain Stage debut.

Seratones on Mountain Stage

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First Watch: Jade Bird, 'Cathedral'

Jade Bird is a 19-year-old British singer with a voice that would sound as much at home on an Americana radio station in Nashville as it would back home.

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Rare Essence

Rare Essence has been bringing go-go to the world since 1976 — the group brought that pedigree, and the genre's massive meld of funk, rhythm and blues and soul, to this raucous hometown Tiny Desk.

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Try To Not Lose Your Lunch Watching Danny Brown's New 'Lost' Video

Directed by Matilda Finn, it's a smorgasbord of disturbing imagery.

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Watch Jeff Tweedy Perform 'One Wing' Live At Pickathon

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Tweedy's wavering, fingerpicked version of the 2009 Wilco track had his listeners at the Woods Stage mesmerized.

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First Watch: Van William Feat. First Aid Kit, 'Revolution'

Van William's song preaches personal, not political, revolution — but these days, the lines can get blurry fast.

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First Watch: Alexander F, 'Swimmers'

In this video from Alexander F — the side-project of Rubblebucket's Alex Toth — a punk singer transforms into a ballerina in a Kafka-referencing piece of individualistic affirmation.

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Wolves In The Throne Room Blazes Through 'Born From The Serpent's Eye'

In its first-ever music video, the black-metal band plays a section of its barbaric and regal new song in front of a roaring bonfire.