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

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Eleanor Friedberger, 'Stare At The Sun' (Live)

KEXP

The singer-songwriter, known for her work in Fiery Furnaces, recently brought a batch of hummable songs to Seattle's KEXP for an in-studio performance.

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King Krule, 'Baby Blue' (Live)

KCRW

The young man once known as Archy Marshall and Zoo Kid visits KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic to make his U.S. radio debut. Watch King Krule perform "Baby Blue" from his debut album.

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Chvrches, 'Recover' (Live)

The Current

The Scottish synth-pop trio just released its heavily hyped debut album, The Bones of What You Believe. Watch the group perform a stripped-down version of the record's most rousing anthem, "Recover."

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Oblivians, 'Em' (Live)

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Memphis garage rockers Greg Cartwright, Jack Yarber and Eric Friedl made some of the loudest lo-fi of the 1990s. After more than a decade apart, Oblivians returned. Watch the band perform at KEXP.

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AlunaGeorge, 'Your Drums, Your Love' (Live)

KCRW

Aluna Francis and George Reid stop by the Morning Becomes Eclectic studios during their U.S. tour to perform songs from their debut album. Watch the duo play "Your Drums, Your Love."

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The Bats, 'Free All The Monsters' (Live)

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The New Zealand band helped define Kiwi pop, along with David Kilgour's The Clean. Here, Paul Kean, Malcolm Grant, Robert Scott and Kaye Woodward stop by KEXP during a rare North American tour.

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Majical Cloudz, 'Childhood's End' (Live)

KCRW

Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto recently visited the Morning Becomes Eclectic studios to perform songs from their album, Impersonator. Watch the Montreal duo bring the intense "Childhood's End" to life.

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Sharon Van Etten, 'Tarifa' (Live)

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Van Etten surprised KEXP by performing an unreleased song during the station's recording session at the Portland-area festival Pickathon 2013. Luckily, the cameras were rolling for "Tarifa."

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Washed Out, 'All I Know' (Live)

KCRW

Producer and songwriter Ernest Greene visits KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic studios to perform songs from his new album, Paracosm. Watch Greene and his five-piece band bring "All I Know" to life.

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Ty Segall, 'Sleeper' (Live)

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The Bay Area rocker went largely acoustic on his new album, Sleeper, so the backwoods near Oregon's Pickathon festival provided an ideal setting for its songs. Watch Segall and his friends perform.

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

KCRW

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)

KCRW

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)

The Current

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.