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December 4, 2012 – The band plays songs from its new album and discusses the recording process with host David Dye. WXPN

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The Numero Group's Eccentric Soul: Omnibus includes 45 seven-inch singles highlighting local soul scenes from around the country.

Watch Saviors Of Local Soul: The Archival Science Of The Numero Group

December 4, 2012 – Reissue labels generally fly below the radar, but the Numero Group has made a name for itself.

Metz performs live on KEXP in Seattle.

Watch Metz: A Royal 'Headache' KEXP

December 4, 2012 – In 2012, the punk trio has made some of the loudest noise in music. Watch Metz perform "Headache." KEXP

The $100 guitar proves once again that it's not just the instrument, it's what you do with it.

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December 4, 2012 – Nels Cline, Fred Frith and Elliott Sharp are among the 65 guitarists who recorded for the project.

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Jakob Dylan and his Wallflowers sat down with David Dye on World Cafe.

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December 3, 2012 – Listen to an interview with David Dye and excerpts from the band's recent set at World Cafe Live. WXPN

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Guards.

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December 3, 2012 – Hear songs from the hazy and hooky Brooklyn pop band's forthcoming album, In Guards We Trust. WXPN

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Dave Alvin.

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December 3, 2012 – Alvin returns to his fiery electric roots with songs from his latest record, Eleven Eleven.

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Ian MacKaye, co-founder of Dischord Records and the bands Fugazi and Minor Threat, and Amy Farina, formerly of The Warmers, form The Evens. Their third album together is called The Odds.

Read The Evens: The Power Of Turning Down The Volume

December 2, 2012 – Ian MacKaye and Amy Farina, punk veterans and a married couple, discuss their new album, The Odds.

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Photographer Ken Regan with the Rolling Stones, 1977

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December 2, 2012 – Regan was a big deal: How often does Mick Jagger write book introductions for photographers?

In 1994, a cover by the late Jeff Buckley helped save "Hallelujah" from musical obscurity.

Watch Dozens Of Covers Later, 'Hallelujah' Endures

December 2, 2012 – Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" is a popular power anthem now, but almost never saw light of day.

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Joe Smith poses with Rod Stewart, circa 1974. The former record executive conducted informal interviews with dozens of musicians in the mid-1980s.

Read A Trove Of Chats With Music Icons, Now Online

December 1, 2012 – As a record executive in the 1980s, Joe Smith recorded dozens of informal interviews with musicians.

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Freelance Whales.

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November 30, 2012 – The band makes huge tiny music, employing delicate instruments that add up to something majestic. WXPN

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Joe Hill Louis, B.B. King and Rufus Thomas appear on a new multi-disc compilation of electric blues, Plug It In! Turn It Up!

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November 29, 2012 – A new compilation traces the history of electric blues from its rocky start through its heyday.

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Screenshot from the Mr. Gnome video "House Of Circles"

Watch See What $2,000 And An Epic Imagination Will Get You

November 29, 2012 – The Cleveland-based duo's new video is a dark and stylish fantasy about a battle to save the world.

Yeasayer

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November 29, 2012 – On Fragrant World, the band adopts a sparser sound. Hear Yeasayer perform live in the studio. WXPN

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