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Johnny Marr On Quitting School, Moving To Portland And Wearing Capes

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The Survival Fires

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Camper Van Beethoven On World Cafe

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This Week's Mix Brought To You By The Letter 'B,' From The Bad Seeds To Bombino

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Foxygen On World Cafe

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Night Beds' members perform a Tiny Desk Concert on Feb. 6, 2013. Marie McGrory/for NPR hide caption

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Night Beds: Tiny Desk Concert

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Shout Out Louds' new album, Optica, comes out Feb. 26. Frode & Marcus/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sugar

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John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, pictured above in January 1970, are the subjects of Jonathan Cott's new book Days That I'll Remember. Cott met Lennon in 1968 and was friends with the couple. Anthony Cox/Getty Images hide caption

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Days With John And Yoko: A Writer Remembers

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Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons, winner of Album of the Year at the 2013 Grammy Awards. To date, the band's winning album, Babel, has sold 1,737,000 copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan. Jason Merritt/Getty Images hide caption

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The Nonlocality Trilemma

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Jim James' solo debut is titled Regions of Light and Sound of God. Neil Krug/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jim James: On A Spiritual Quest In The Digital Age

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The Yeah Yeah Yeahs' only SXSW appearance takes place at NPR Music's showcase at Stubb's in Austin, Texas, on March 13. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Heavy Rotation: 5 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

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Bryan Ferry Wants To Be Your Valentine, DJ

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Brian Eno On World Cafe

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