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

Daughn Gibson performs live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. Larry Hirshowitz/KCRW hide caption

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Daughn Gibson, 'You Don't Fade' (Live)

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Gibson is a former punk and truck driver who now puts an art-rock spin on contemporary country music. Watch Daughn Gibson and his band play "You Don't Fade."

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Sebadoh, 'Keep The Boy Alive' (Live)

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Lou Barlow and Jason Loewenstein released their first Sebadoh album in 14 years, Defend Yourself, in September 2013. They visited KEXP in Seattle to give fans a taste of the new material.

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The National, 'I Should Live In Salt' (Live)

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With drummer Bryan Devendorf out due to an injury, The National played a pared-down set during its recent visit to KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic studios. Watch them perform "I Should Live In Salt."

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clipping., 'Killer' (Live At Sub Pop's Silver Jubilee)

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The experimental L.A. hip-hop trio cuts quick-slung lines across swaths of destroyed digital noise that's guaranteed to redline your sound system. Advisory: This video contains profanity.

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Valerie June, 'You Can't Be Told' (Live)

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The line between folk music and the blues has always been thin and blurry, and Valerie June appears set to erase it all together. She recently stopped by to perform for The Current.

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Lorde, 'Royals' (Live)

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New Zealand native Ella Yelich-O'Connor is just 16, but she's already notched one of the year's biggest hits, "Royals," in her home country. Watch Lorde perform the song live in KCRW's studios.

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Alela Diane, 'Lost Land' (Live)

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The singer-songwriter recently held a special concert at The Old Church in downtown Portland, Ore., to celebrate her new album. Watch Diane perform "Lost Land" with the aid of a string section.

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Franz Ferdinand, 'Love Illumination' (Live)

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The charming Glaswegian rock band is back with a new album. Alex Kapranos and company give KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic a preview, featuring the album's first single, "Love Illumination."

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Savages, 'She Will' (Live)

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The British post-punk band recently brought its intense live show to the studios of KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic. Watch the group tear through a vicious version of its song "She Will."

James McNew (left), Georgia Hubley and Ira Kaplan of Yo La Tengo perform live at opbmusic in Portland. Corey Arnold/opbmusic hide caption

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Yo La Tengo, 'Cornelia And Jane' (Live)

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Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew visit Portland, Ore., to perform songs from their latest album, Fade. Watch them perform one of the album's most beautiful tracks, "Cornelia and Jane."

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Dessa, 'The Man I Knew' (Live)

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The Twin Cities area is home to Doomtree, one of the best independent hip-hop collectives in the country. Dessa, its only female MC, has stepped up the singing on her new solo album, Parts of Speech.

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Junip, 'Your Life, Your Call' (Live)

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José González's rock band recently visited the KCRW studios in Santa Monica, Calif., to perform songs from its self-titled album. Watch Junip play the record's catchiest track, "Your Life, Your Call."

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Radiation City, 'Foreign Bodies' (Live)

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With new members in tow, the Portland band shares songwriting and lead-vocal duties on its new album, Animals in the Median. Watch Radiation City perform "Foreign Bodies" at opbmusic's studios.

Queens of the Stone Age, live at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica, Calif. Jeremiah Garcia/KCRW hide caption

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KCRW Presents: Queens Of The Stone Age

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Josh Homme, Troy Van Leeuwen, Dean Fertita, Michael Shuman and Jon Theodore make up one of the tightest live bands on the planet. Watch Queens Of The Stone Age perform "Keep Your Eyes Peeled" live.

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KCRW Presents: Emily Wells

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Originally a violinist, Wells has taken her artistry into territory that blends blues, hip-hop and classical music. Watch her build a virtual backing band out of loops during this performance on KCRW.