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Hear the duo play songs from its new album and discuss the natural disaster that changed its sound.

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A persona invented by Josh Tillman, Father John Misty showcases a rock-friendly side of the singer.

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Jim James' Regions of Light and Sound of God comes out Feb. 5. Neil Krug/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's new album, We the Common, comes out Feb. 5. Lauren Tabak/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Trixie Whitley first emerged several years ago as the lead singer of the Daniel Lanois project Black Dub. Her debut as a solo artist is called Fourth Corner. /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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After 17 Years, Adam Ant Transforms Again

The flamboyant artist behind "Goody Two Shoes" and "Stand and Deliver" hasn't been seen in the pop world for close to two decades — but he's been busy all along.

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The Nashville sextet plays a few songs from its new album and talks about its recording process with host David Dye.

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The Scottish band performs songs from its debut album and talks with David Dye about the three years that passed between its first single and its debut album.

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra's new album, II, comes out Feb. 5. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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