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The War On Drugs.

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April 18, 2014 – In addition to an epic live performance, we also learn about a perfectionist's creative process. WXPN


Brett Dennen.

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April 18, 2014 – The introverted musician has found his voice and is producing outward-looking, confident material. WXPN


Sean Carey, who writes and records as S. Carey, performing live with Bon Iver.

Read Name That Drum Fill: Guest Quizmaster S. Carey

April 18, 2014 – Can you identify a song when it's stripped down to a just few seconds of isolated drum pounding?

Enrique Iglesias listens to sweet, sweet jams on a portable cassette player, long before you were born.

Read Does The World Still Need Cassette Tapes?

April 17, 2014 – The short answer: no. But, as tends to be the case, there's a long answer, too.

Eternal Summers, "A Burial"

Watch Eternal Summers, 'A Burial'

April 17, 2014 – Eternal Summers make vibrant music, but as this video for "A Burial" unfolds, a darker side emerges.

Warpaint in the KCRW studios.

Watch KCRW Presents: Warpaint KCRW

April 17, 2014 – After spending time in the desert to record new material, the quartet is back in the KCRW studios. KCRW

Merchandise performing "Become What You Are" for a NPR Field Recording.

Watch Merchandise Sprawls Out In The Sunlight

April 17, 2014 – Two members of the indescribable Tampa band perform "Become What You Are" in this Field Recording.

Noah Gundersen with his sister, Abby.

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April 16, 2014 – Though he's in his 20s, some already consider singer-songwriter Noah Gunderson a veteran musician.


David Broza.

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April 16, 2014 – Singer-songwriter David Broza brings his worldly sound and message to Mountain Stage.


We Want Your Sole!

Read Photos Needed: We Want Your Sole

April 16, 2014 – Do a musician's songs sound like the shoes she wears? Help us prove that they do.

Robert Cray.

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April 16, 2014 – The Grammy winner was inspired by The Beatles, but later fell under the spell of Jimi Hendrix. WXPN


Clockwise from upper left: Bruce Springsteen, Joe Strummer during his time with The Pogues, Lydia Loveless, Devo

Listen Premieres From Springsteen, Devo, The Pogues, More

April 16, 2014 – The latest All Songs Considered mix features never-before-heard cuts from The Boss and more.


Lost In The Trees.

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April 15, 2014 – The North Carolina band has a new album that's stripped down — but still a big step forward. WXPN


A fan holds up a giant mask of Este Haim from the rock band HAIM at Coachella.

Read Coachella 2014 In Photos

April 15, 2014 – 115 shots — from HAIM to Pharrell — of the festival that kicks off the summer concert season.


Listen World Cafe Next: SACCO WXPN

April 14, 2014 – Download two songs from the San Diego psych-rock band in this week's World Cafe: Next podcast. WXPN


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