"I just want to make stuff that feels humble and natural and 'right' and comes from somewhere other than just my brain," says Will Sheff of Okkervil River. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Lumineers (from left): Neyla Pekarek, Jeremiah Fraites and Wesley Schultz. /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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01Ophelia
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    Ophelia
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    Ophelia
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    The Lumineers
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    Dine Alone
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Hop Along's new album, Painted Shut, comes out May 4. Shervin Lainez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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04Waitress
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    Painted Shut
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Carolina Chocolate Drops' Rhiannon Giddens will release her solo debut, Tomorrow Is My Turn, on Feb. 10. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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07Black Is the Color
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