Elf Power's new album, Sunlight on the Moon, comes out Oct. 1. Jason Thrasher/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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J. Roddy Walston & The Business' new album is called Essential Tremors. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Whisky a Go Go club on the storied Sunset Strip, once the hub L.A.'s music scene, acknowledged the May 2013 death of The Doors' keyboardist on its marquee: "Rest In Peace Ray Manzarek, Thanks for the Memories." Jason Kempin/Getty Images hide caption

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Midlake, the band from Denton, TX is about to release their 4 album. Sammy Reed/Sacks and Co hide caption

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Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore gazes over the rail on the Station to Station train as it speeds across the country. Mara McKevitt hide caption

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Linda Ronstadt performs in 1970. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Beck, Cate Le Bon, Arp's Alexis Georgopoulos, Best Coast Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Au Revoir Simone's new album, Move in Spectrums, comes out Sept. 24. Sebastian Kim/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mike Doughty's latest album, Circles Super Bon Bon, revisits songs from his years fronting the band Soul Coughing. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The 1975 performs a Tiny Desk Concert in June 2013. Hayley Bartels/Hayley Bartels/NPR hide caption

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Nirvana in 1993 (from left): Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl. Anton Corbijn hide caption

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Royal Bangs. Ramon Hess/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Elvis Costello and The Roots' new album, Wise Up Ghost, comes out Sept. 17. Danny Clinch/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Sebadoh's new album, Defend Yourself, comes out Sept. 17. Bryan Zimmerman/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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