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The Fresh and Onlys.

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November 19, 2012 – Fusing garage-rock and pop with punk, the band just released Long Slow Dance (Mexican Summer). WXPN


Dad's playing his music again and no one is happy.

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November 19, 2012 – When your family comes together for Thanksgiving this year, who will be in charge of the soundtrack?

Benjamin Gibbard performs a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices on Nov. 8, 2012.

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November 19, 2012 – For Tiny Desk Concert No. 250, the Death Cab for Cutie and Postal Service singer performs solo.


Grizzly Bear.

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November 19, 2012 – Originally started as a bedroom project, the band just released the lavishly produced Shields. WXPN


King Animal is Soundgarden's first studio album in 15 years.

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November 18, 2012 – Singer Chris Cornell discusses the band's breakup, reunion and the new album, King Animal.


Vintage Trouble recently reissued its 2010 debut, The Bomb Shelter Sessions.

Read Vintage Trouble: Rock 'N' Roll Finds Its Soul

November 17, 2012 – On tour with The Who, the retro R&B outfit has risen swiftly since forming just two years ago.


Mick Jagger says "Gimme Shelter" is about a "world closing in on you."

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November 16, 2012 – The 1969 song is about a "world closing in on you" — and it still speaks to us today.


The Zolas

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November 16, 2012 – The stop-motion video for The Zolas' song "Knot In My Heart" was excruciating to make, but worth it.

Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood says 1980's "Dance (Pt. 1)," which he helped write, was designed to get people moving.

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November 15, 2012 – Wood says the disco-inflected "Dance (Pt. 1)," which he helped write, always gets people moving.


Titus Andronicus.

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November 15, 2012 – The New Jersey band has never shied away from big ideas, dispensed with vein-bulging urgency. WXPN


Charlie Watts says "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," The Rolling Stones' 1965 hit, "sums up the whole period" in the band's development.

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November 14, 2012 – The Rolling Stones' drummer says the 1965 hit "sums up the whole period" in the band's development.


Clockwise from top: Local Natives, IO Echo, Angel Olsen, cover art for Gospel Claws and The Who's Quadrophenia.

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November 14, 2012 – Hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton share this week's mix of old favorites and new discoveries.


John Cale.

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November 14, 2012 – The producer and songwriter just released his 15th solo album, Shifty Adventures in Nookie World. WXPN


Lost in the Trees performs on KCRW.

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November 14, 2012 – Watch Ari Picker's melancholy collective perform a new song, "Glass Harp," in the studio. KCRW

Herb Alpert (left) and Jerry Moss, who founded A&M Records in Alpert's garage in 1962.

Watch A&M Records: Independent, With Major Appeal

November 14, 2012 – The eclectic label, which stayed independent for nearly 30 years, celebrates its 50th anniversary.


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