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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

Read Black Rebel Motorcycle Club On World Cafe WXPN

July 4, 2013 – Hear the band perform a stripped-down session, recorded at the Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee. WXPN

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Clockwise from upper left: Volcano Choir, Black Francis of Pixies, John Grant, Dessa

Read New Music: Pixies, Volcano Choir, John Grant, More

July 3, 2013 – This week, hear the return of the Pixies, plus a song by Justin Vernon's side project Volcano Choir.

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The Memphis pop band Big Star (composed at one point of, from left to right, Andy Hummel, Jody Stephens, Chris Bell and Alex Chilton) would eventually be acknowledged as a significant force among purveyors of power-pop — though not until years after the group's demise.

Read For Power-Pop Fans, The Woeful Ballad Of 'Big Star'

July 2, 2013 – The cult band Big Star never fully earned its name until years after it fell apart.

Camera Obscura poses on the set of Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Watch KCRW Presents: Camera Obscura KCRW

July 2, 2013 – Watch the Glaswegian indie-pop band perform "Do It Again" live on Morning Becomes Eclectic. KCRW

Read First Listen: Speedy Ortiz, 'Major Arcana'

June 30, 2013 – Like a gummy double-helix, Speedy Ortiz twists sweet-and-sour words around '90s-inspired indie-rock.

La Vida Bohème's second album, Sera, draws upon a handful of musical influences, from disco to reggae.

Read La Vida Bohème: Dance Rockers Harness Chaos And Conflict

June 29, 2013 – The band's lead singer, Henry D'Arthenay, looks to his Venezuelan home for inspiration.

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Chelsea Wolfe.

Read Chelsea Wolfe Is Just Dancing In The Dark

June 27, 2013 – With "The Warden," the surreal singer-songwriter brings her foggy, mysterious sound into the club.

Wild Belle performs for a Field Recordings video at South Bay Customs in El Segundo, Calif.

Watch Wild Belle: Reggae-Tinged Romance Amid The Big Bikes KCRW

June 26, 2013 – Watch the band play one of its breeziest songs, "Love Like This," at a Los Angeles bike shop. KCRW

Low.

Listen Low On Mountain Stage

June 26, 2013 – Low's slow, quiet sound started in the early '90s as a reaction to the grunge music of the time.

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Clockwise from upper left: Jon Hopkins, Ebony Bones, Sigur Ros, Zola Jesus

Read New Music: Sigur Rós, Zola Jesus, Jon Hopkins, Ebony Bones, More

June 25, 2013 – Robin Hilton likes his summers fueled by rock and roll, while Bob Boilen goes the languid route.

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Chuck Leavell plays alongside Rolling Stones member Ronnie Wood.

Read Chuck Leavell: The 'Fifth' Stone Speaks

June 25, 2013 – The touring keyboardist has been playing with The Rolling Stones for more than 30 years.

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Sigur Ros' new album is titled Kveikur.

Watch Sigur Ros Navigates Unknown Terrain On 'Kveikur'

June 24, 2013 – With Kveikur, the band's majestic vistas and naturescapes acquire a distinctly harsh edge.

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Daughn Gibson's new album, Me Moan, comes out July 9.

Listen First Listen: Daughn Gibson, 'Me Moan'

June 24, 2013 – On Me Moan, the homemade solo country-noir of Gibson's debut gets fleshed out by a real band.

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Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee relaxes in the west Philadelphia house where her second album, Cerulean Salt, was recorded.

Watch Waxahatchee: A Lonesome Voice, Raised In Basements

June 23, 2013 – A gigging musician since age 14, Katie Crutchfield has found success in writing from experience.

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Jimmy Eat World's new album, Damage, is its eighth in 20 years together. Left to right: Rick Burch, Zach Lind, Jim Adkins and Tom Linton.

Watch Jimmy Eat World Finds The Fuel To Keep Going

June 22, 2013 – Lead singer Jim Adkins discusses the band's new album, Damage, and its two decades together.

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