Danish musician Amalie Bruun the woman behind the black metal project Myrkur. Rasmus Malmstroem/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. Malia James/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Aquaria, the new album by BOOTS, comes out November 13. Eliot Lee Hazel/Nasty Little Man PR hide caption

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Ira Kaplan (left) and James McNew of Yo La Tengo in NPR's New York City studios. Mike Katzif/NPR hide caption

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D. Randall Blythe is the lead vocalist of the metal band Lamb of God. Tim Zuchowski/Courtesy of Da Capo Press hide caption

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Florence and the Machine's latest album is called How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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James Bay's debut studio album is called Chaos and the Calm. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! (left) and Lauren Denitzio of Worriers, whose debut LP Imaginary Life was produced by Grace. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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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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