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Prepare Thy 'Sky Burial': The Lumbering Heft Of Inter Arma

Built on a lumbering riff, Inter Arma subdivides "The Survival Fires" with rolling blast-beats.

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The band's first album in nine years, La Costa Perdida, explores its California roots and midlife nostalgia.

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The psychedelic pop duo plays songs from its new album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, and talks with host David Dye about capturing its sound.

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Jim James: On A Spiritual Quest In The Digital Age

The My Morning Jacket singer seeks authenticity in a world of artifice on his first solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God.

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