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Alejandro Escovedo On World Cafe

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Clockwise from upper left: Sharon Van Etten, Miya Folick, SOAK, J.S. Ondara Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Sharon Van Etten, SOAK, Miya Folick & More

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John Grant's comical and moving new album Love is Magic is on our list of the best releases for Oct. 12. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For Oct. 12: 6 Albums You Should Hear Now

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Look Now may lack some sentimentality, but Elvis Costello does return to familiar ground. James O'Mara/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Elvis Costello Doesn't Want Your Nostalgia, He Wants You To 'Look Now'

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John Darnielle performs with The Mountain Goats at a 2015 concert in Birmingham, Ala. David A. Smith/Getty Images hide caption

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Listen: No Children Live At Bottom Of The Hill, 2006