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Shearwater's new album, Fellow Travelers, comes out Nov. 26.

Listen First Listen: Shearwater, 'Fellow Travelers'

November 17, 2013 – Each of the 10 songs on Fellow Travelers pays tribute to an artist with whom the band has toured.

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Jian Ghomeshi, host of the Canadian radio and TV show Q.

Listen Jian Ghomeshi On World Cafe WXPN

November 15, 2013 – The popular radio and TV host invites WXPN to his Toronto studio for this Sense of Place feature. WXPN

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Jimmy Webb.

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November 15, 2013 – The Grammy-winning musician discusses how he was inspired to write some of his most popular songs. WXPN

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Kelly Clarkson's new holiday album is titled Wrapped in Red.

Watch Two Sides Of Holiday Cheer From Kelly Clarkson, Nick Lowe

November 15, 2013 – Whether glossy and heartfelt or earnest and playful, these albums can help conjure a holiday mood.

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Jake Bugg's new album, Shangri La, comes out Nov. 19.

Read First Listen: Jake Bugg, 'Shangri La'

November 14, 2013 – The 19-year-old expresses anger and hope within melodies that sound totally right for the radio.

Bill Callahan, performing live at the Sixth And I Synagogue in Washington, D.C.

Listen Bill Callahan, Live In Concert

November 14, 2013 – A historic synagogue in Washington, D.C. provided the perfect space to showcase Callahan's voice.

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Jeffrey Remedios (left) and Kevin Drew, co-founders of the label Arts & Crafts.

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November 13, 2013 – The duo behind Arts & Crafts hark back to humble beginnings in this Sense of Place feature. WXPN

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Brendan Canning (right), co-founder of Broken Social Scene, gives host David Dye a tour of Toronto.

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November 13, 2013 – The Broken Social Scene co-founder gives WXPN a taste of Toronto in this Sense of Place session. WXPN

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Ben Fong-Torres, author of Willin': The Story of Little Feat.

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November 12, 2013 – The San Francisco journalist discusses his new biography of the blues-rock band Little Feat. WXPN

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Dave Mason performs live on Mountain Stage.

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November 12, 2013 – The Traffic guitarist revisits some of the biggest moments of his career during this live set.

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Clockwise from upper left: Ephel Duath, Hospitality, Toy, John Vanderslice

Read New Mix: John Vanderslice, Hospitality, Marijuana Deathsquads, More

November 12, 2013 – This week's essential mix includes metal from Italy, a new sound for the band Hospitality, and more.

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No Age poses for a Polaroid outside KEXP in Seattle.

Watch No Age, 'I Won't Be Your Generator' (Live) KEXP

November 12, 2013 – Watch the duo of Randy Randall and Dean Spunt perform a defiant anthem, live at KEXP in Seattle. KEXP

Members of Broken Social Scene.

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November 11, 2013 – Hear the Canadian band perform songs from its self-titled record in an archived session from 2006. WXPN

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Scene from the video for Butch Walker's song "Coming Home."

Watch Butch Walker, 'Coming Home'

November 11, 2013 – The producer for Fall Out Boy, Pink and others returns with a moving love story.

Ephel Duath's new album, Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness, comes out Nov. 26.

Read First Listen: Ephel Duath, 'Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness'

November 10, 2013 – David Tiso concocts gnarled, hydra-Zorn headbangers like some kind of metal mad scientist.

Some Things Never Stay The Same is the new album from Davin Wood (left) and Tim Heidecker, better known as Heidecker & Wood.

Heidecker And Wood, Inspired By The '80s

November 10, 2013 – Tim Heidecker and Davin Wood get semi-sincere on the duo's second album.

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Marijuana Deathsquads performing live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

Watch Marijuana Deathsquads, Live In Concert

November 8, 2013 – See the Minneapolis-based noise-rock band's unforgettable set from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

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Gary Numan, performing live at the 2013 Mt. Oasis Electronic Music Summit.

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November 8, 2013 – Hear a special set from synth pop pioneer Gary Numan, recorded live in concert.

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White Denim.

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November 7, 2013 – The southern rock band revisits the WXPN studio to discuss its new album, Corsicana Lemonade. WXPN

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White Denim performed live on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

Watch White Denim, 'Cheer Up/Blues Ending' (Live) KCRW

November 7, 2013 – Watch the down-and-dirty Austin rock band perform material from its new album, Corsicana Lemonade. KCRW

Neil Young.

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November 6, 2013 – World Cafe digs into the archives for a 2005 session with the veteran singer for Sense of Place. WXPN

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Polica, performing live at the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C.

Watch Poliça, Live In Concert

November 6, 2013 – Hear the acclaimed electro-pop act, led by singer Channy Leaneagh, perform live at the 9:30 Club.

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Clockwise from top: The Beatles, James Blake, Colin Meloy, Marisa Anderson

Read New Mix: The Beatles, James Blake, Colin Meloy, More

November 5, 2013 – More unreleased Beatles recordings are on the way. Hear a rare cut and more on this week's mix.

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The real TLC (from left to right, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins, Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas) in the early-'90s.

Read A Rational Conversation: Molly Lambert On Music Biopics

November 5, 2013 – What do we want from musician biopics, like last month's VH1 movie about TLC, and why do some fail?

Jay Arner.

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November 4, 2013 – Hear two songs from the Vancouver musician's self-titled album, his first venture as a solo artist. WXPN

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