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Travis.

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January 16, 2014 – Travis helped lay the groundwork for other soaring, smooth pop-rock bands, like Coldplay and Keane. WXPN

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Bear's Den.

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January 15, 2014 – Hear the British folk trio's rich harmonies and warm vibe in this intimate studio session. WXPN

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Bruce Springsteen performing in November at Madison Square Garden.

Watch A Long Road To 'High Hopes': An Interview With Bruce Springsteen

January 15, 2014 – The Boss talks about his latest album (and a lot more) in a one-hour-plus interview with Ann Powers.

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Of Montreal.

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January 14, 2014 – Hear the indie-rock band perform songs from Lousy With Sylvianbriar, recorded live in Philadelphia. WXPN

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Bruce Springsteen's 18th album is titled High Hopes.

Read Uneven But Vital, Bruce Springsteen Has 'High Hopes'

January 14, 2014 – His 18th album is a mixed-bag assortment of covers and originals brimming with undimmed eagerness.

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Damien Jurado.

Read Download: Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

January 14, 2014 – Download new music from Talib Kweli, St. Vincent, Metronomy, The War on Drugs, Temples and more.

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Quilt.

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January 13, 2014 – The Boston psych-folk band's new second album, Held in Splendor, is due out later this month. WXPN

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The Zombies.

Listen Vintage Cafe: The Zombies

January 13, 2014 – Listen to an interview and performance with pop-rock veterans Colin Blunstone and Rod Argent.

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Warpaint's self-titled album comes out Jan. 21.

Read First Listen: Warpaint, 'Warpaint'

January 12, 2014 – The L.A. band's warm but mysterious songs smear together seamlessly and often beautifully.

Gem Club's In Roses comes out Jan. 28.

Listen First Listen: Gem Club, 'In Roses'

January 12, 2014 – The Boston band's second album provides a perfect soundtrack for thoughtful, beautiful times.

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Against Me!'s Transgender Dysphoria Blues comes out Jan. 21.

Read First Listen: Against Me!, 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues'

January 12, 2014 – Hear the group's first album since singer Laura Jane Grace (formerly Tom Gabel) came out as a woman.

Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, seen here in 1968, had a relationship that offended many fans' sensibilities. But their complicated romantic history hasn't affected either's musical legacy.

Read When Good Musicians Do Bad Things

January 9, 2014 – Our favorite musicians aren't always model citizens. Should that affect our enjoyment of the music?

The Dismemberment Plan.

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January 9, 2014 – The D.C. indie-rock band performs songs from its long-awaited reunion album, Uncanney Valley. WXPN

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The Front Bottoms at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pa.

Watch Bob Boilen's 116 Favorite Concerts Of 2013

January 8, 2014 – A year in concerts: 549 bands, 139 clubs, 21 cities. For the All Songs host, it was a perfect year.

Mike "IX" Williams onstage at The Acheron in Brooklyn in November.

Read An Interview With Eyehategod's Mike 'IX' Williams

January 8, 2014 – Since their drummer died, the New Orleans sludge metal musicians have figured out how to keep going.

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