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Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield, 'Fond Farewell' KEXP-FM

After bonding over their shared love of Elliott Smith, the two began covering some of his songs.

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Twin Shadow, 'Eclipse' KCRW-FM

The synth-pop band, led by George Lewis Jr., performs a haunting track from its grandiose new album.

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Avers, 'Girls With Headaches'

Watch the psychedelic rock quintet pummel out its album highlight, "Girls With Headaches."

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Viet Cong, 'Death' KEXP-FM

Watch the intense yet melodic punk rockers rip up the KEXP studio.

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Brandi Carlile, 'The Eye' (Live) WXPN-FM

Watch the singer-songwriter's beautiful, subdued performance of "The Eye" on the World Cafe.

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Diarrhea Planet, 'Spooners' (Live)

Watch the Nashville band — four guitarists strong — launch "Spooners" into the Pickathon crowd.

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Tweedy, 'World Away' KEXP-FM

Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy plays a song from a side project with his son behind the drums.

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Kishi Bashi, 'Philosophize In It! Chemicalize With It!' WXPN-FM

The singer-violinist's intricate arrangements bring out lush melodies in his next-level pop music.

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Dom La Nena, 'Llegaré' KCRW-FM

Loop pedals and percussion support the Brazilian-born cellist beautifully as she plays "Llegaré."

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Dana Falconberry, 'Possum Song' (Live) KUT-FM

The Austin singer performs "Possum Song" live in a large tent at the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve.