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Calle 13 singer Rene Perez

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November 21, 2012 – The duo talk about their musical inspirations and the day they spent in a mental institution.

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Anyone who's had a lousy year would do well to jam Harvey Danger's "The Show Must Not Go On" as the clock strikes midnight.

Listen Harvey Danger: How And Why To Say Goodbye

December 30, 2011 – Anyone who's had a lousy year ought to jam "The Show Must Not Go On" as the clock strikes midnight.

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Video Games Live

Listen 'Video Games Live': Mario As Muse

November 22, 2011 – A solo piano rendition of the Super Mario theme music underlines the wit of the source material.

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Songs For Stuffing.

Read Songs For Stuffing: A Thanksgiving Mix

November 20, 2011 – Whether you're having turkey, turducken, tofurkey or fish tacos, here's music to help you celebrate.

In "Turn Off This Song and Go Outside," The Lonely Forest urges listeners to get out of their own heads.

Listen The Lonely Forest: A Catchy Call To Arms

June 30, 2011 – In "Turn Off This Song and Go Outside," the band urges listeners to get out of their own heads.

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Guyz Nite's "Father's Day" is an almost preposterously goodhearted, winningly sincere tribute to Dad.

Listen Guyz Nite: 'This One's For Dad'

June 17, 2011 – "Father's Day" is an almost preposterously goodhearted, winningly sincere tribute to Dad.

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KT Tunstall

Listen KT Tunstall: A Candy-Coated Sneer

March 9, 2011 – Carried by the drums, KT Tunstall's "Madame Trudeaux" stomps and rolls with glammy antagonism.

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50 Great Voices

March 8, 2011 – Hear the stories of awe-inspiring voices from around the world and across time.

Gang Of Four

Listen Gang Of Four: Back To The Best And Brightest

February 28, 2011 – Gang of Four isn't reinventing anything, but it has a blast with its second lease on life.

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In "Brains," Oh No Oh My nicely sums up the age-old conflict between thoughts and feelings.

Listen Oh No Oh My: The Head vs. The Heart

February 15, 2011 – In "Brains," Oh No Oh My nicely sums up the age-old conflict between thoughts and feelings.

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Sharon Van Etten lets a troubled past lay the groundwork for a tiny mantra to live by: "Love More."

Listen Sharon Van Etten: A Love Song For Everyone

February 14, 2011 – Van Etten lets a troubled past lay the groundwork for a tiny mantra to live by: "Love More."

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Richard Johnson of Drugs of Faith.

Listen Song Premiere: Drugs Of Faith, 'Hidden Costs'

February 11, 2011 – "Hidden Costs" has the kind of intro that beckons the circular finger motion to start the pit.

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Campfire OK's "Strange Like We Are" grows as it goes,   with handclaps and three-part harmonies culminating in powerful   choruses.

Listen Campfire OK: A Song For The 'Strange'

February 11, 2011 – "Strange Like We Are" grows as it goes, with three-part harmonies culminating in powerful choruses.

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The hypnotic "Moon Deluxe" finds Andrew Cedermark (right) enshrouding his guitar and voice in swirling, murky reverb.

Listen Andrew Cedermark: Comfortable In Hiding

February 10, 2011 – The hypnotic "Moon Deluxe" finds Cedermark enshrouding his guitar and voice in murky reverb.

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In "No One Asked to Dance," Deerhoof proves again that mystery is more seductive than truth.

Listen Deerhoof: The Battle To Stay Surprising

February 9, 2011 – In "No One Asked to Dance," Deerhoof proves again that mystery is more seductive than truth.

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