The Who, King Crimson, Arctic Monkeys

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All new studio recording from The Who; Spider courts fly in The Low Lows; A 1969 classic from King Crimson; New instrumental music from Ratatat; Toronto's punk-inspired Born Ruffians; A new EP from England's Arctic Monkeys.

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The Who, King Crimson, Arctic Monkeys

Endless Wire

Unholy Trinity

  • Artist: The Who
  • Album: Endless Wire
  • Song: Unholy Trinity

This is the Who's first new studio recording in nearly a quarter century. All the songs were written by Pete Townshend, with help on a few tunes from Lawrence Ball and Rachel Fuller. Ball is a composer Townshend commissioned to help with the album. Fuller is an independent artist from Britain and Townshend's longtime girlfriend.

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  • "Unholy Trinity"
  • Album: Endless Wire
  • Artist: The Who
 
Fire on the Bright Sky

Dear Flies, Love Spider

  • Artist: The Low Lows
  • Album: Fire on the Bright Sky
  • Song: Dear Flies, Love Spider

The Low Lows are a trio from Athens, GA. The group is a reconfiguration of Parker Lily, a former dream-pop group from New York. This is the Low Lows' first album. They're already at work on their follow up.

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  • "Dear Flies, Love Spider"
  • Album: Fire on the Bright Sky
  • Artist: The Low Lows
 
In the Court of the Crimson King

Epitaph (Including March For No Reason and Tomorrow and Tomorrow)

  • Artist: King Crimson
  • Album: In the Court of the Crimson King
  • Song: Epitaph (Including March For No Reason and Tomorrow and Tomorrow)

King Crimson is a progressive rock group that got its start in the late '60s. This is their debut album, originally released in 1969.

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  • "Epitaph (Including March For No Reason and Tomorrow and Tomorrow)"
  • Album: In the Court of the Crimson King
  • Artist: King Crimson
 
Classics

Wildcat

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  • Song: Wildcat

Ratatat is a rock/electronica duo from New York featuring guitarist Mike Stroud and producer Evan Mast. The track featured here can be heard often between stories on NPR's All Things Considered.

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  • "Wildcat"
  • Album: Classics
  • Artist: Ratatat
 
Born Ruffians

This Sentence Will Ruin/Save Your Life

  • Artist: Born Ruffians
  • Album: Born Ruffians
  • Song: This Sentence Will Ruin/Save Your Life

The Born Ruffians are a Toronto group making what they call "pre-punk, new-wave dance-folk."

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  • "This Sentence Will Ruin/Save Your Life"
  • Album: Born Ruffians
  • Artist: Born Ruffians
 
Leave Before the Lights Come On

Baby I'm Yours

  • Artist: Arctic Monkeys
  • Album: Leave Before the Lights Come On
  • Song: Baby I'm Yours

The Arctic Monkeys became one of the most popular rock groups in the world this year with the release of their break-out album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. For now, fans eager for a follow-up album will have to do with this new three-song EP, which includes a cover of the 1965 R&B tune "Baby I'm Yours."

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  • Album: Leave Before the Lights Come On
  • Artist: Arctic Monkeys
 

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