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Baio, 'Needs' KCRW-FM

Danceable strings! Orchestral pop! It's the bassist from Vampire Weekend, back and with vigor.

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Blind Pilot, 'White Apple' (Live)

Watch the Portland, Ore., band perform "White Apple" at last year's Pickathon festival.

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First Watch: Locrian, 'Arc Of Extinction'

The experimental metal band matches a sublime track with images of glitches and decay.

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Lord Huron, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

The Los Angeles band's Newport Folk set was jubilant and loud.

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Calexico, 'Falling from the Sky' (Live)

Watch the Arizona band play their new "Falling from the Sky" in an Oregon vineyard.

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Tiny Desk

Paul Weller

See the beloved Britpop veteran perform songs from his new album, Saturns Pattern.

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Built To Spill, 'So' (Live) KEXP-FM

The veteran rockers have never seemed more grounded. Watch them play "So" in the KEXP studio.

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Florence And The Machine, 'Queen Of Peace/Long And Lost'

The dog days are over in the English powerhouse's gorgeous, mournful double-feature video.

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Courtney Barnett, Live In Concert: Newport Folk 2015

The rising Australian rock star went electric and then some this weekend at Newport.

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Amy Helm & the Handsome Strangers, "Rescue Me"

Amy Helm, daughter of Levon Helm, doesn't need to prove that she's a force of nature.