Favorite Sessions Exclusive studio sessions recorded at public radio stations across the country.

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Jack DeJohnette And Friends: Miles On Their Minds

Jazz24

Veteran drummer Jack DeJohnette stops by the Jazz24 studios in Seattle, to perform a studio session with two longtime collaborators: pianist Chick Corea and bassist Stanley Clarke.

Jack DeJohnette And Friends: Miles On Their Minds

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Father John Misty's J. Tillman performs on KCRW's "Morning Becomes Eclectic." KCRW hide caption

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KCRW Presents: Father John Misty

KCRW

On his way into the studio, former Fleet Foxes drummer J. Tillman grabbed a photo of David Lynch off the walls — a fitting gesture to his surreal musical alter ego. Here, he performs on KCRW.

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Laura Marling: How To Reveal A Quiet Song

Oregon Public Broadcasting

Marling's songs unfold quietly, with lyrical depth that rewards repeated listening and a clear alto voice that gives her songs gravity. Watch her perform "Sophia" in a studio session from opbmusic.

Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater performs a studio session at WFUV in New York City. Claire Lorenzo/WFUV hide caption

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Shearwater: Big Sound, Small Space

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Shearwater isn't what you'd call understated. In this studio session from WFUV, singer Jonathan Meiburg and his bandmates don't let an intimate environment hold back their sound as they perform.

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Doomtree: The Hip-Hop Co-Op

The Current

Doomtree has grown from a ragtag group of novice MCs and beatmakers to Minneapolis' premier hip-hop crew, without losing its aggressively earnest ethos in the process. Hear the group perform live.

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The Lumineers: Heartfelt Energy And Musical Grace

KEXP

The Colorado folk-rock band has been gaining traction on the national stage. Its members recently stopped by the KEXP studios to perform lively songs from their self-titled debut.

Punch Brothers' members perform in WFUV's Studio A in New York. Tim Teeling/WFUV hide caption

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Punch Brothers: Sophisticated Strings

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Hear the subtle pleasures, strange musical structures and opaque lyrics of the popular string band, led by Nickel Creek's Chris Thile, in this studio session with WFUV.

Punch Brothers: Sophisticated Strings

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Now, Now: Indie Pop's New 'Threads'

The Current

The Twin Cities rock trio released its new album, Threads, on Chris Walla's record label. See what attracted his attention in this video from Minnesota's The Current.

Grimes, a.k.a. Claire Boucher, brought her preset-powered electro-pop to the KEXP studios. Morgen Schuler/KEXP hide caption

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Grimes: Building Beats From The Ground Up

KEXP

The electro-pop producer surrounded herself with equipment, and began making magic with pedals and knobs at the KEXP studio in Seattle.

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Perfume Genius: Short, Sweet And Dark

WFUV On-Air: Music Discovery Starts Here

Mike Hadreas, who performs as Perfume Genius, writes pretty songs about moments of crushing anxiety and emotional devastation. He brought his understated intensity to WFUV's The Alternate Side for a studio session.

Live At WFUV

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