Chris Baio and his band perform live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. Larry Hirshowitz/KCRW hide caption

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Baio, 'Needs' KCRW-FM

Danceable strings! Orchestral pop! It's the bassist from Vampire Weekend, back and with vigor.

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Blind Pilot, 'White Apple' (Live)

Watch the Portland, Ore., band perform "White Apple" at last year's Pickathon festival.

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Calexico, 'Falling from the Sky' (Live)

Watch the Arizona band play their new "Falling from the Sky" in an Oregon vineyard.

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Built To Spill, 'So' (Live) KEXP-FM

The veteran rockers have never seemed more grounded. Watch them play "So" in the KEXP studio.

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Gregory Alan Isakov, 'Saint Valentine' (Live)

Watch a simple symphony of violin, banjo and voice, recorded live at Pickathon in Oregon.

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Caitlin Canty, 'Get Up' (Live)

The Vermonter pays homage to her favorite bits of American geography on Reckless Skyline.

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Houndmouth, 'Sedona' KEXP-FM

The Indiana band mixes breezy SoCal harmonies, anthemic sing-along spirit and swampland stomp.