The new album The Other Side of Desire marks Jones' first original material in years, spurred on by a life-changing move to New Orleans. David McClister/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses and Sam Beam of Iron & Wine team up on Sing Into My Mouth, a new album of covers. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Erik Jensen portrays rock critic Lester Bangs in the new one-man play How to Be a Rock Critic. Craig Schwartz hide caption

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Son Lux's new album, Bones, comes out June 23. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Paul Dano (center) co-stars in Love & Mercy as Brian Wilson in the 1960s heyday of The Beach Boys. Francois Duhamel/Roadside Attractions hide caption

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Mumford & Sons' electrified new album is called Wilder Mind. Ty Johnson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Algiers' self-titled debut album is out June 2. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Kurt Cobain with daughter Frances. Courtesy of HBO hide caption

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"It feels alive and it feels electric and it feels like it has color," Chad Clark says of Beauty Pill Describes Things As They Are. Jon Pack/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For more than 10 years, the French musician Colleen was strictly instrumental. For her new album, Captain of None, she added her voice. Iker Spozio/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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System of a Down is made up of four Los Angelenos of Armenian descent. This spring, they'll play their first-ever concert in their ethnic homeland. Frank Maddocks/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Alabama Shakes. Brantley Gutierrez/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"Somehow, almost mysteriously, that rock band is a part of what it means for the three of us to be priests," says Jamey Bozeman (pictured right). Jared Swafford/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Lord Huron's Strange Trails comes out Tuesday. Josh Sanseri/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Los Angeles-based songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr. Kai Jacobson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How Tobias Jesso Jr.'s Very Bad Week Led To A Very Good Year

The Adele-endorsed piano man tells Rachel Martin how a very bad week turned into a very good year.

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In 1985, Cynthia Lennon said that touring with The Beatles was "wonderful," but "all we saw were the inside of hotel rooms, the inside of Cadillacs." Evening Standard/Getty Images hide caption

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Isaac Brock performs with Modest Mouse. Jennifer Baniszewski/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Aly Spaltro, also known as Lady Lamb The Beekeeper. Shervin Lainez /Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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