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Favorite Sessions

Washed Out, 'All I Know' (Live)

KCRW

Producer and songwriter Ernest Greene visits KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic studios to perform songs from his new album, Paracosm. Watch Greene and his five-piece band bring "All I Know" to life.

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Field Recordings

Anna Von Hausswolff Finds A Pipe Organ In New York City

WNYC Soundcheck

NPR Music captures a beautiful rendition of "Funeral For My Future Children." Since von Hausswolff performs on a pipe organ, it was tough to find a perfect location: Christ Church in New York City.

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Tiny Desk

Baths

Watch Baths, a.k.a. Will Wiesenfeld, as he performs mysterious, textured electronic music in the NPR offices.

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Ty Segall, 'Sleeper' (Live)

KEXP

The Bay Area rocker went largely acoustic on his new album, Sleeper, so the backwoods near Oregon's Pickathon festival provided an ideal setting for its songs. Watch Segall and his friends perform.

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Tiny Desk

Steve Gunn

Gunn's music stems from a bushy, overgrown definition of what we often call "Americana." But mostly, his hypnotic long-form jams are perfect for taking it easy. Watch Gunn's trio perform a mesmerizing set at the NPR Music offices.

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Daughn Gibson, 'You Don't Fade' (Live)

KCRW

Gibson is a former punk and truck driver who now puts an art-rock spin on contemporary country music. Watch Daughn Gibson and his band play "You Don't Fade."

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Tiny Desk

Buika

Concha Buika's voice doesn't come from inside her petite body: It comes from Africa, and from the past. There are obvious traces of flamenco, itself a historical mash-up of the Moors and various transitory cultures in southern Spain and north Africa. Watch Buika perform in the NPR Music offices.

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Favorite Sessions

Sebadoh, 'Keep The Boy Alive' (Live)

KEXP

Lou Barlow and Jason Loewenstein released their first Sebadoh album in 14 years, Defend Yourself, in September 2013. They visited KEXP in Seattle to give fans a taste of the new material.

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Favorite Sessions

The National, 'I Should Live In Salt' (Live)

KCRW

With drummer Bryan Devendorf out due to an injury, The National played a pared-down set during its recent visit to KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic studios. Watch them perform "I Should Live In Salt."

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Field Recordings

Daniel Hope's Earth And Sky Expedition

Q2

Watch the violinist play music of the spheres amid twinkling lights with jazz bassist Ben Allison. Hope ponders the cosmos, bringing together music and time, with works from different centuries.