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First Listen: Wolfmother, 'Victorious'

Just as an arena is built to hold anyone and everyone, Wolfmother's arena-rock is designed to contain everything that inspires it.

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First Listen: Carrie Rodriguez, 'Lola'

The veteran singer and fiddler combines seemingly disparate influences into a single, gloriously cohesive Spanglish statement.

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First Listen: Africaine 808, 'Basar'

The Berlin duo's club music transcends dance-floor stereotypes through extreme juxtapositions, while drawing its power from a TR 808 drum machine and a world of sound.

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First Listen: Prins Thomas, 'Principe Del Norte'

These nine pieces expand to nearly 100 minutes of "cosmic disco" music, soundtracking a voyage into the deepest spaces of the mind.

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Julia Holter On World Cafe

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Hear the experimental singer, songwriter and composer perform songs from Have You In My Wilderness.

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Songs We Love: Kevin Morby, 'I Have Been To The Mountain'

A surging, hard-won roots-rock epic, indebted to the classics and wise beyond its singer's 27 years.

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Songs We Love: HXLT (feat. Kathleen Hanna), 'Together'

Flanked by the original riot grrrl, Chicago's genre-crossing singer-rapper unleashes an afro-punk anthem of unity.

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For Singer Ane Brun, 'Freedom Is Really An Absence Of Fear'

"Let your mind and body rest so it can heal." That's the mantra that inspired the Norwegian artist on her latest album, When I'm Free.

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Dr. Dog On World Cafe

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The Philadelphia rock band introduces songs from The Psychedelic Swamp during a hometown show at World Cafe Live.

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