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Lisa Marie Presley: Rock's Princess Finds Her Voice

On Storm and Grace, Elvis Presley's daughter establishes her own distinct identity.

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Mac DeMarco's "Baby's Wearing Blue Jeans" filters a lo-fi pop aesthetic through an eerie wash of glam. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mac DeMarco: Alluringly Sleazy

DeMarco's "Baby's Wearing Blue Jeans" filters a lo-fi pop aesthetic through an eerie wash of glam.

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A hip-shaking nod to rockabilly and Tex-Mex, Will Sexton's "For Always" evokes Ricky Nelson and Texas Tornados. Todd V. Wolfson hide caption

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Will Sexton: From The Beatles To Buddy Holly

A hip-shaking nod to rockabilly and Tex-Mex, "For Always" evokes Ricky Nelson and Texas Tornados.

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When "Marathon Runner" begins, Yellow Ostrich's Alex Schaaf (center) steps up to the mic not as a homebound tinkerer, but as a frontman. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Yellow Ostrich: Beyond The Bedroom

When "Marathon Runner" begins, Alex Schaaf sings not as a homebound tinkerer, but as a frontman.

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While her band rages in "Transformer," Grace Woodroofe stares down the object of her devotion without blinking. Ben Sullivan hide caption

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Grace Woodroofe: Eerie Calm Amid The Chaos

While her band rages in "Transformer," Woodroofe faces the object of her devotion without blinking.

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With his growling vocals, Howlin' Wolf fought his way to the top of the cutthroat Chicago blues scene. Frank Driggs Collection hide caption

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Recalling '80s British heavy metal, Christian Mistress' "Haunted Hunted" is set apart by Christine Davis' smoky vocals. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Christian Mistress: Headbanger's Ball

Recalling '80s British heavy metal, "Haunted Hunted" is set apart by Christine Davis' smoky vocals.

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With its horns and woodwinds, Of Montreal's "Dour Percentage" is danceable like a disco hit, but twice as flirty. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Of Montreal: The Sweet With The Sour

With its horns and woodwinds, "Dour Percentage" is danceable like a disco hit, but twice as flirty.

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An astute chronicler of human affairs at their most fragile, Matt Keating documents a relationship's unraveling in "Just About Now." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Terry Malts: A Panacea For Pessimism

In "I Do," the band makes music that's fun to listen to, fun to move along with, and fun to make.

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Dan Auerbach (left) joins Dr. John on the latter's new album, Locked Down. Alysse Gafkjen hide caption

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Even amid the new and unfamiliar sounds of "Glorified High," Sarah Jaffe settles in and makes herself at home. Dylan Hollingsworth hide caption

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Sarah Jaffe: Finding The Ragged Side

Even amid the unfamiliar sounds of "Glorified High," Jaffe settles in and makes herself at home.

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Dr. John: A 'Big Shot,' Reinvigorated

The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach makes Dr. John sound fresh and intimate by connecting him to his vital musical past.

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Cloud Nothings' "Stay Useless" spins a litany of hopeless words into a triumph over inertia. Gemma Harris hide caption

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Cloud Nothings: Here's To The Losers

The '90s-loving band's "Stay Useless" spins a litany of hopeless words into a triumph over inertia.

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Swaddled in echoes and hauntingly detached, Jana Hunter's powerful voice stands out in Lower Dens' "Brains." Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lower Dens: Drowning Out The Din

Swaddled in echoes and hauntingly detached, Jana Hunter's powerful voice stands out in "Brains."

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