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Cover art for the "Good Vibrations" single, released in 1966.

Watch The Real Instrument Behind The Sound In 'Good Vibrations'

February 7, 2013 – Remembering the musician whose invention is almost always mistaken for a theremin.

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Read Get Dumb: The Knuckle-Draggin' Riffs Of Endless Boogie

February 7, 2013 – "The Savagist" has the kind of boozy blues riff that sounds like boots sucking up mud.

Reg Presley in Hamburg, circa 1965.

Watch Reg Presley, The Voice Of 'Wild Thing,' Dies

February 5, 2013 – The lead singer of The Troggs, who had a string of hits in the 1960s, was 71.

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Clockwise from upper left: Early photo of My Bloody Valentine, Grouper, The Knife, Ballake Sissoko.

Read New Music From The Knife, Four Tet And (Oh Yeah) My Bloody Valentine

February 5, 2013 – Hear how our show got hijacked by the most anticipated record of the last... wait for it.. 20 years.

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Bat For Lashes performs live on WFUV.

Watch Bat For Lashes: Balladry, On Ableton And Autoharp WFUV

February 5, 2013 – Watch autoharp-wielding singer Natasha Khan perform "Lilies" live at WFUV's studios in New York. WFUV

My Bloody Valentine's Bilinda Butcher during the band's set at Coachella in 2009.

Watch Listening To My Bloody Valentine Three Ways

February 4, 2013 – Three writers spent Sunday soaking in the the band's first album in 22 years.

Trey Anastasio

Read Trey Anastasio: The Truth About 'Valentine' WXPN

February 4, 2013 – Listen to an in-depth interview with the lead singer of the beloved jam-rock band Phish. WXPN

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Parquet Courts.

Read Next: Parquet Courts WXPN

February 4, 2013 – Hear two tracks from the up-and-coming post-punk band's first full-length album, Light Up Gold. WXPN

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Cover art for Fleetwood Mac's Rumors album.

Read Is Fleetwood Mac's Expanded 'Rumours' A Bit Much?

February 4, 2013 – The reissued 1977 album includes several bonus tracks, but critic Tom Moon wonders if it's worth it.

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My Bloody Valentine's first album in 22 years is titled m b v.

Watch Worth The Wait? Listen To My Bloody Valentine's 'm b v'

February 3, 2013 – On Saturday night, the band released its long-awaited new album, m b v. Hear the album and weigh in.

At age 76, musician Kris Kristofferson is still writing songs. His new album is called Feeling Mortal.

Read Kris Kristofferson On Writing For — And Outliving — His Idols

February 3, 2013 – The legendary songwriter is still performing at 76. His latest album is called Feeling Mortal.

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John Darnielle and his band The Mountain Goats perform live at opbmusic in Portland.

Watch The Mountain Goats: 'This Year,' A Classic Revisited opbmusic

February 2, 2013 – Watch John Darnielle and his band perform one of their shout-along classics for opbmusic. opbmusic

Rock musician Dave Grohl recorded Nirvana's Nevermind at L.A.'s Sound City Studios; now, he's turned his musical memories of the place into a documentary film of the same name.

Read 'Sound City': Music And Memories In An L.A. Landmark

January 31, 2013 – Dave Grohl lights up a famed L.A. studio for one last session in the documentary Sound City.

Ron Sexsmith's new album, Forever Endeavour, comes out Feb. 5.

Read Ron Sexsmith: At Midlife, A Songwriter Ponders Mortality

January 31, 2013 – The Canadian musician reflects on personal setbacks and the strange comfort of sad songs.

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Scene from the video for "How Long," from How To Destroy Angels' upcoming album Welcome Oblivion.

Watch Trent Reznor: New Band, New Song, New Video, Still Terrifying

January 31, 2013 – The video for "How Long," from How To Destroy Angels' debut album, imagines a dystopian future.

Clockwise from upper left: Bryan Ferry, Night Beds, Thom Yorke of Atoms For Peace, Ex-Cops, Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Listen A Secret Atoms For Peace Track, Roxy Music As '20s Jazz, More

January 30, 2013 – Hear a hard-to-find cut from Thom Yorke's latest project, Atoms For Peace and more.

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The Helio Sequence.

Read The Helio Sequence On World Cafe WXPN

January 30, 2013 – Hear the duo play songs from its new album and discuss the natural disaster that changed its sound. WXPN

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Ben Schneider of Lord Huron sets up for his session on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Watch KCRW Presents: Lord Huron KCRW

January 30, 2013 – Watch one of the best new bands in Los Angeles perform its hit "Time to Run," live on KCRW. KCRW

Thom Yorke of Atoms For Peace. Not pictured from the band: Nigel Godrich, Flea, Mauro Refosco and Joey Waronker.

Watch Thom Yorke And Friends On Making Music As Atoms For Peace

January 29, 2013 – The Radiohead singer and two bandmates discuss the process of recording their new album, Amok.

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Father John Misty.

Read Father John Misty On World Cafe WXPN

January 28, 2013 – A persona invented by Josh Tillman, Father John Misty showcases a rock-friendly side of the singer. WXPN

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Jim James' Regions of Light and Sound of God comes out Feb. 5.

Read First Listen: Jim James, 'Regions Of Light And Sound Of God'

January 27, 2013 – On his first full-length solo album, My Morning Jacket's singer seeks something bigger than himself.

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's new album, We the Common, comes out Feb. 5.

Read First Listen: Thao And The Get Down Stay Down, 'We The Common'

January 27, 2013 – Playful but forceful, Thao infuses everything around her with electricity and mischievous boldness.

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.

Read Trixie Whitley: Songs For A Charmed — And Checkered — Life

January 27, 2013 – Whitley was born with a musical pedigree and began her career with a super-producer's endorsement.

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Adam Ant's first album in 17 years, Adam Ant is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter, is an ersatz musical memoir.

Watch After 17 Years, Adam Ant Transforms Again

January 26, 2013 – The man behind "Goody Two Shoes" hasn't made a record in two decades, but he's been busy all along.

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John Cale visits KEXP's studios in Seattle for an intimate performance.

Watch John Cale: The Return Of An Underground Icon KEXP

January 26, 2013 – Watch the co-founder of The Velvet Underground perform "I Wanna Talk 2 U," live at KEXP in Seattle. KEXP

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