In "Love to Get Used," Matt Pond PA crafts an irresistibly sunny slice of playful power-pop. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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'Love To Get Used' by Matt Pond PA

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Mates of State's newest album is Mountaintops. Glynis Selina Arban hide caption

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Mates Of State: Reaching Surprising New 'Mountaintops'

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In "Soothe Me," the U.K. band Yuck crafts a distinct mix of volume, sensitivity and precocious naiveté. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Yuck

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Just in time for Rosh Hashanah, Afro-Semitic Experience's "Adoshem, Adoshem, Part I" is a prayerful song that heads in unexpected directions. /Hubert Williams hide caption

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'Adoshem, Adoshem, Part 1' by Afro-Semitic Experience

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Dan Zanes released Little Nut Tree on Sept. 27. Gala Narezo hide caption

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Dan Zanes Plants A 'Little Nut Tree'

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In a cover of Sly Stone's "Family Affair," Steven Bernstein's gripping arrangement deftly underscores Antony Hegarty's haunting croon. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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We Are MTO

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Wilco's New Album: Love The 'Whole' Thing

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The Bangles Are Back, And Still Clever As Ever

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Ty Segall's "Goodbye Bread" unfurls into a disarmingly mellow, casually masterful bit of haiku rock 'n' roll existentialism. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Goodbye Bread

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Tammar's "The Last Line" sounds like the product of a late-night jam session in 1970s Dusseldorf or New York City. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Last Line

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WATERS, a new project for Port O'Brien's Van Pierszalowski, is all about a fresh perspective. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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O Holy Break of Day

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Lucas Santtana's new album is Sem Nostalgia. Pedro Cupertino/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lucas Santtana: Bossa Nova With A Brand-New Beat

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