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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.

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Gregory Alan Isakov, 'Saint Valentine' (Live)

Watch a simple symphony of violin, banjo and voice, recorded live at Pickathon in Oregon.

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Caitlin Canty, 'Get Up' (Live)

The Vermonter pays homage to her favorite bits of American geography on Reckless Skyline.

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Front Row

Desaparecidos, Live In Concert

Watch Conor Oberst's punk band put on an exhilarating, fist-pumping show at Brooklyn's Shea Stadium.

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Krill, 'Torturer'

A mansion caretaker's isolation gives way to paranoia in the Boston band's surreal new video.

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra, 'Can't Keep Checking My Phone' WFUV-FM

This summer's jangliest tune is brought to you by chronic insomnia and a complex love triangle.

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Watch Yo La Tengo Trigger The Apocalypse By Covering The Cure's 'Friday I'm In Love'

And we thought a new album of cover songs by the band was good news.