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Junip performs live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Watch Junip, 'Your Life, Your Call' (Live) KCRW

July 23, 2013 – Watch José González's rock band perform "Your Life, Your Call," from the trio's self-titled album. KCRW

Guards performs a Tiny Desk Concert in June 2013.

Watch Guards: Tiny Desk Concert

July 22, 2013 – Hear three sturdy pop songs from In Guards We Trust, performed live at the NPR Music offices.


Ebony Bones' new album, Behold, A Pale Horse, comes out August 5.

Read First Listen: Ebony Bones, 'Behold, A Pale Horse'

July 21, 2013 – The British songwriter and producer is an explosive performer who's unafraid to take creative risks.

Grant Hart has had an enigmatic career since his days drumming with the influential punk trio Hüsker Dü.

Read Hüsker Dü's Timekeeper Finds A Lost Paradise

July 21, 2013 – Grant Hart's latest project in an enigmatic solo career is an ambitious album with a biblical hook.


Radiation City perform live at opbmusic.

Watch Radiation City, 'Foreign Bodies' (Live) opbmusic

July 19, 2013 – Watch the growing Portland band perform "Foreign Bodies" at opbmusic's studios. opbmusic

Queens of the Stone Age, live at Apogee's Berkeley Street Studio in Santa Monica, Calif.

Watch KCRW Presents: Queens Of The Stone Age KCRW

July 17, 2013 – Watch Josh Homme and company perform "Keep Your Eyes Peeled" at KCRW's Apogee Sessions. KCRW

Kingsley Flood

Watch First Watch: Kingsley Flood, 'Sigh A While'

July 17, 2013 – The video for the folk-rock group's "Sigh A While" is a single-shot ode to human failure.

Jucifer performs at the Black Cat.

Watch Jucifer: NPR Front Row

July 17, 2013 – Watch the sludge-metal duo level a D.C. club with two songs from its new, Stalingrad-themed album.

Clockwise from upper left: Goldfrapp, Okkervil River, Beck, Light Heat, Sarah Neufeld

Read New Music: Beck, Okkervil River, Goldfrapp, More

July 16, 2013 – Bets are made and expectations are exceeded on this week's All Songs Considered.


A scene from David Bowie's "Valentine's Day" video.

Watch New Video From David Bowie: 'Valentine's Day'

July 16, 2013 – Bowie's latest video isn't a big budget spectacle, but it is thrilling and intense.

Robert Randolph & The Family Band's new album, Lickety Split, is out Tuesday.

Read Robert Randolph Ushers In Steel-Guitar Soul With 'Lickety Split'

July 16, 2013 – On his first album in three years, the frontman offers his own soulful twist on gospel music.


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

Read Sub Pop Celebrates 25 Years Of Artisanal Music

July 15, 2013 – Sub Pop has managed to walk a fine line between corporate and grass roots, monolithic and local.

Weekend's new album, Jinx, comes out July 23.

Read First Listen: Weekend, 'Jinx'

July 14, 2013 – Weekend synthesizes countless waves of '80s and '90s college radio into a single buzzy rumble.

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros' new, self-titled album comes out July 23.

Read First Listen: 'Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros'

July 14, 2013 – The band still conveys joy amid massively unselfconscious celebrations of community and optimism.

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