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Sam Morrow.

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July 28, 2014 – Hear two songs from a young Southern songwriter. WXPN

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Courtney Barnett performs a show at Seattle's The Triple Door for KEXP VIPs.

Watch Courtney Barnett, 'Avant Gardener' (Live) KEXP

July 28, 2014 – Watch everyone's favorite asthma-ridden Australian perform her hit song live for KEXP. KEXP

Old Crow Medicine Show.

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July 28, 2014 – Alt-country band Old Crow Medicine Show collaborates again with Bob Dylan. WXPN

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Panopticon's new album, Roads To The North, comes out Aug. 5.

Read First Listen: Panopticon, 'Roads To The North'

July 27, 2014 – Roads is a triumphant, ebullient metal album that throws curveballs yet reins them in.

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Adult Jazz's new album, Gist Is, comes out Aug. 4.

Read First Listen: Adult Jazz, 'Gist Is'

July 27, 2014 – An English band chases super-concentrated bursts of bliss that gather into epic music.

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Spider Bags' new album, Frozen Letter, comes out Aug. 5.

Read First Listen: Spider Bags, 'Frozen Letter'

July 27, 2014 – Feel the the unabashed glee that comes from music played hard and with reason.

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Fin Greenall, the singer-songwriter behind the band Fink, began his music career as a DJ.

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July 27, 2014 – For Fin Greenall, a jump from electronic to acoustic music has meant re-learning how to read crowds.

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Eric Clapton's new album, The Breeze, honors the late J.J. Cale.

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July 26, 2014 – One year after J.J. Cale's death, Eric Clapton says, we still don't know the half of his talent.

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Witch Mountain.

Read Viking's Choice: Witch Mountain, 'Psycho Animundi'

July 25, 2014 – The doom metal band intones the heavy blues and — surprisingly — Fairport Convention.

Highasakite performs a Tiny Desk Concert.

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July 25, 2014 – Watch an atmospheric Norwegian band with a yearning sound. Also: See a flugabone!

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Nikki Lane.

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July 24, 2014 – Alt-country singer Nikki Lane makes her World Cafe debut with four songs. WXPN

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Bob Mould.

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July 23, 2014 – Hear the former Hüsker Dü frontman play songs from his latest solo album, Beauty and Ruin. WXPN

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Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo, of the Danish band The Raveonettes

Watch First Watch: The Raveonettes, 'Killer In The Streets'

July 23, 2014 – The ocean serene, the sharks below — The Raveonettes play noise against melody so well.

The 1954 Elvis Presley single "You're a Heartbreaker," recorded at one of the singer's early sessions at Sun Studio.

Read Inside The Sun Records Sound, A Marvel Even Today

July 22, 2014 – Take an audio tour of the room where Elvis, Johnny Cash and Howlin' Wolf made their early records.

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Clockwise from upper left: The Bots, Perfume Genius, Zammuto, The Rentals

Read New Mix: The Rentals, Perfume Genius, The Bots, Zammuto

July 22, 2014 – On this week's show, a premiere from the The Rentals, and new music from Perfume Genius and more!

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Ben Watt.

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July 22, 2014 – The former member of Everything But The Girl performs three songs and discusses his career. WXPN

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Honeyblood.

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July 21, 2014 – The Glaswegian band's self-titled debut mixes country and folk with songs that veer into lo-fi punk. WXPN

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The Avett Brothers.

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July 21, 2014 – In 2009, the roots-rock band performed three songs and discussed its work with producer Rick Rubin. WXPN

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Hamilton Leithauser performs a Tiny Desk Concert.

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July 21, 2014 – In this three-song set, the Walkmen singer demonstrates that he's lost none of his vocal power.

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Mark Lanegan visits KEXP's studios in Seattle.

Watch Mark Lanegan, 'I Am The Wolf' (Live) KEXP

July 21, 2014 – Watch the dusky-voiced singer perform "I Am the Wolf" live from KEXP's studios in Seattle. KEXP

Jenny Lewis' new album, The Voyager, comes out July 29.

Read First Listen: Jenny Lewis, 'The Voyager'

July 20, 2014 – On her new album, Lewis explores the weight of full adulthood, and its paradoxical precariousness.

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Bear In Heaven's new album, Time Is Over One Day Old, comes out Aug. 5.

Read First Listen: Bear In Heaven, 'Time Is Over One Day Old'

July 20, 2014 – The Brooklyn band writes inventive epics that behave like highly concentrated energy shots.

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Wildest Dreams' new, self-titled album comes out July 29.

Read First Listen: Wildest Dreams, 'Wildest Dreams'

July 20, 2014 – In his new band, venerable U.K. DJ Harvey Bassett indulges his love of psychedelic garage rock.

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Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers' new album, Hypnotic Eye, comes out July 29.

Read First Listen: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, 'Hypnotic Eye'

July 20, 2014 – At 63, the rock legend's cynicism works hand-in-glove with his hard-earned cragginess.

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