Guards performs a Tiny Desk Concert in June 2013. Denise DeBelius/NPR hide caption

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Ebony Bones' new album, Behold, A Pale Horse, comes out August 5. Tim Bret-Day/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Grant Hart has had an enigmatic career since his days drumming with the influential punk trio Hüsker Dü. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Goldfrapp, Okkervil River, Beck, Light Heat, Sarah Neufeld Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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All Songs Considered

New Music: Beck, Okkervil River, Goldfrapp, More

Bets are made and expectations are exceeded on this week's All Songs Considered.

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Robert Randolph & The Family Band's new album, Lickety Split, is out Tuesday. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Touch Me I'm A Local Institution: Mudhoney plays from more than 500 feet above Seattle, on the roof of the Space Needle, as part of a set celebrating Sub Pop's Silver Jubilee broadcast by KEXP Morgen Schuler/KEXP hide caption

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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros' new, self-titled album comes out July 23. Nora Kirkpatrick /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Daughn Gibson's latest album is called Me Moan. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Swedish musician Anna von Hausswolff says she was drawn to the church organ by its physicality: "When you play it, you can really feel it because you're sitting close to the pipes. It's almost as if you're becoming a part of the instrument." Anders Nydam/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Pearl Jam (top left), Missy Elliott (top right), the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind (bottom right), PJ Harvey (bottom left), Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel (center). Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Volcano Choir, Black Francis of Pixies, John Grant, Dessa Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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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. Magnolia hide caption

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