The Polyphonic Spree performs a Tiny Desk Concert. Lauren Rock/NPR hide caption

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Members of the Victorian State Youth Brass Band of Australia during an attempt to set a world record by playing Christmas carols for 40 straight hours. William West/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Clockwise from top: Local Natives, IO Echo, Angel Olsen, cover art for Gospel Claws and The Who's Quadrophenia. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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It's been more than 20 years since My Bloody Valentine put out the band's now legendary Loveless album. Frontman Kevin Shields is promising a followup by the end of the year. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Singer Ian Hunter of Mott the Hoople made some amazing music. The band name, on the other hand, could have used some work. Robert Altman/Getty Images hide caption

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Jason Lytle performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 28. Ryan Smith/NPR hide caption

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