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The Decemberists perform live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. Larry Hirshowitz/KCRW hide caption

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Favorite Sessions

The Decemberists, 'Make You Better' (Live) KCRW-FM

The folk-rock band, newly returned from a hiatus, performs "Make You Better" live in the studio.

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All Songs TV

Courtney Barnett, 'Pedestrian At Best'

Count on 2015 as the year many will fall in love with Courtney Barnett, the best lyricist in rock.

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Favorite Sessions

Greylag, 'Arms Unknown' (Live)

The band's moody, autumnal "Arms Unknown" receives a welcome jolt of gritty electric guitar.

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Front Row

Nathaniel Rateliff, 'Still Trying' (Live) WGBH

Rateliff sings a song about alcoholism and will power, live at Brighton Music Hall in Boston.

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Favorite Sessions

Meatbodies, 'Mountain' (Live) KEXP-FM

The band lifts the riff-heavy "Mountain" from sludgy depths into a woozy, psychedelic headspace.

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All Songs TV

First Watch: Andrew Combs, 'Nothing To Lose'

Country, soul, rock and balladry all mingle on this new track by one of 2015's breakout candidates.

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Mountain Stage

Lily & Madeleine On Mountain Stage

The sisters perform seven songs, their voices accompanied by guitar, piano, cello and mandolin.

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Tiny Desk Concerts


Even without its confetti cannon, the band brings a fun mix of brass and brash to the NPR offices.

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Favorite Sessions

Parquet Courts, 'What Color Is Blood' (Live)

Watch the band play "What Color Is Blood" on a stage made of trees at Oregon's Pickathon festival.

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First Watch: The National Parks, 'Helsinki'

A father-son fishing trip is filled with simplicity and wonder in this video by The National Parks.