The Italian duo Dumbo Gets Mad specializes in psychedelics for the sober, combining experimentation with detailed pop songwriting. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Project Jenny, Project Jan's "Pretend" is a rare breed in electronic music: a song that's sinister and warm at the same time. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Amjad Ali Khan performs his concerto Samaagam with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in Mumbai. Pip Eastop/World Village Records hide caption

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Bombino (right, with guitar) is a rising star in a generation of rebellious Tuareg rockers. Ron Wyman /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In "Usual Suspects," the Missouri band Ha Ha Tonka busts out of the gates like classic Replacements on an Ozark bender. Calvin Engel hide caption

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Emmylou Harris' new album is Hard Bargain. Jack Spencer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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From a 1973 album that was never released, psychedelic rocker Arthur Lee offers a bit of homespun philosophy in "Beep Beep." Herbert Worthington hide caption

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Arthur Lee: Freed From The Vaults

From a 1973 album that was never released, the psychedelic rocker offers a bit of homespun philosophy in "Beep Beep."

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Poly Styrene's newest solo album, Generation Indigo, comes out April 26. Fabrizio Rainone/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Moon Duo's "When You Cut" begins with a hooky, almost cheery keyboard melody before plunging into stranger territory. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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As horns triumphantly enter the fray, the bewitching and modern magnetism of King's "Supernatural" becomes inescapable. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In "The Book of Muscle," KEN Mode's members seem to egg each other on to see who can make the most aggressive sounds. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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KEN Mode: The End Of Silence

In "The Book of Muscle," KEN Mode's members seem to egg each other on to see who can make the most aggressive and pummeling sounds.

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