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All Songs TV

Watch S***Kid's Laissez-Faire Video For The Warped, Garagey Doo-Wop Of 'Tropics'

S***Kid's lo-fi rock 'n' roll is the stuff of GarageBand boredom that sounds like GarageBand boredom, yet the young Swede's nonchalance is irresistibly charming.

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Slowdive Announces First Album In 22 Years, Shares The Twinkling 'Sugar For The Pill'

Now Slowdive's first album in two decades has a name: Slowdive. Watch shapes uncoil in a video for the gracefully subdued new single.

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Watch A Video For Nana Grizol's Scrappy, Sweet And Political 'Mississippi Swells'

Theo Hilton turns a song about oil refineries into a long and reflective conversation with a friend. Members of Elf Power and The Music Tapes blare the bridge's horn section.

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Escape The Noise: Watch 9 Lullabies From Austin

Lydia Ainsworth, Phoebe Bridgers, L.A. Salami, Valerie June, Let's Eat Grandma and others sing us quiet songs on hotel beds and in art installations during SXSW.

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SXSW Music Festival

Nick Hakim Sings His Quiet Soul Into Space

In the Optic Obscura installation at SXSW, Hakim sings some psychedelic soul music for outer-space performed in a room that looks like outer-space.

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Skating Polly's 'Hail Mary' Is Good, Creepy Fun

The stepsister duo teamed up with Veruca Salt's co-frontwomen to write its New Trick EP. The first single — and its video — gives a warning about poisonous relationships.

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Watch Thee Oh Sees Perform 'Withered Hand' Live At Pickathon

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The Bay Area band embraced the excesses of rock 'n' roll in its performance at last summer's Pickathon festival just outside Portland, Ore.

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The Physics House Band's 'Calypso' Is A Mecha-Prog Warrior

Watch the Brighton trio channel titans of experimental rock — Yes, Rush and Battles — with this weirdly funky, all-zones-activated jam.

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SXSW Music Festival

Watch Nina Diaz & Luz Elena Mendoza Sing On Each Other's Beautiful Songs

In a church courtyard, Mendoza's yodel swirls in Diaz's gritty croon as the two songwriters perform together, on each other's songs, for the first time.

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South X Lullabies

L.A. Salami Takes A Long Exhale Of The Day Before Midnight

Standing on the smoking balcony of a hotel overlooking the Austin skyline, L.A. Salami plays "Day To Day (For 6 Days A Week)" for a small crowd just before midnight.