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Field Recordings

Micachu & The Shapes: Weeds In The Forest

The Londoners complement the majesty of their surroundings with plainspoken charm and ragged beauty.

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Tiny Desk

Amanda Palmer And The Grand Theft Orchestra

These songs' fervor is the product of a singer armed with intensity and musicians who can match it.