Prolific singer-songwriter Jeffrey Lewis has a new album, called A Turn in the Dream-Songs.

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Jeffrey Lewis: Cosmic And Tongue-In-Cheek 'Dream-Songs'

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"Altos Lugares" describes a late-night mountaintop vision that sounds a lot like High Places' newly adopted home, Los Angeles.

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Original Colors

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Canon Blue's "Indian Summer (Des Moines)" captures the uncertainty surrounding a relationship that's solid, but not enough to last forever.

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Rumspringa

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Deer Tick: Finding 'Divine Providence' Along The Way

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"Sophistructure," from Pinback frontman Rob Crow, is punk rock for lonely astronauts and paranoid androids.

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He Thinks He's People

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Tom Waits has just released his latest album, Bad As Me.

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Tom Waits: A Desperate Voice For Desperate Times

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Miles Zuniga's gift for turning anguish into hummable pop is on full display in "Working on a Love Song."

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Working on a Love Song

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The Danish duo Quadron's "Wounds" is all morose ambiance, aided by slow, sparse instrumental backing.

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Quadron

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Coldplay's new album, Mylo Xyloto, is out this week.

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Coldplay's 'Mylo Xyloto' Has Mass Appeal

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In "When I Was Young," Nada Surf makes a case for embracing our lives as we've decided to live them.

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'When I Was Young' by Nada Surf

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Eschewing the double-entendre its title suggests, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound's "I Got High" looks at life's twists and turns.

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'I Got High' by JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound

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In "I'll Drown," Sóley sings in hushed tones as if confessing dark secrets to a childhood friend.

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We Sink

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Shelby Lynne.

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Shelby Lynne: A 'Revelation' With An Exceptional Voice

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