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Happyness

If you're a fan of dark, incredibly dry, wry humor, you've just found Happyness.

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World Cafe

Rayland Baxter On World Cafe

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With Nashville blood coursing through his heart, the singer embodies the spirit of his hometown.

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Favorite Sessions

Tobias Jesso Jr., 'Leaving Los Angeles"

KCRW

The Vancouver singer performs "Leaving Los Angeles," which pays homage to homesick heartache.

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The Mekons On World Cafe

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The Mekons started as a punk band in the '70s, but soon embraced British folk and American country.

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Wilco, 'Random Name Generator'

KEXP

The band sounds refreshed as it performs "Random Name Generator" to a rapturous crowd.

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World Cafe Next: GospelbeacH

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Buoyant and breezy with a beachy twang, the band serves up a reminder that summer isn't over yet.

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Tiny Desk

Mitski

Mitski's music is dark and even scary, but glimmers of beauty peek through.

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Django Django On World Cafe

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The Mercury Prize-nominated band administers a healthy dose of Madchester-grade synth-pop.

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All Songs TV

First Watch: Shooting Guns, 'BarnBurner'

You are a werewolf. You are a cop. You ride a motorcycle. You need a soundtrack.

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All Songs TV

First Watch: Diet Cig, 'Dinner Date'

In the video for this grungy pop song, Alex Luciano absolutely crushes every dude at arm wrestling.