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Nilüfer Yanya Sings A Lullaby In A Place Of Uncommon Objects

The London-based singer performs in a shop filled with sentimental curiosities of a world gone by, while singing about old memories and the pain of lost love.

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Katie Von Schleicher's 'Mary' Conjures A Quiet Oasis In A Tour Bus

The New York songwriter finds a place of solitude in the Spire Studio Tour Bus to perform "Mary," the quietest song from her magnificent 2017 album, S***** Hits.

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Soccer Mommy's 'Wildflowers' Blooms In A Transcendental Junk Shop

Our South X Lullaby with Soccer Mommy took us away from the frenetic world of the South by Southwest music festival and into "your eccentric uncles attic on steroids," Uncommon Objects.

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See Lucy Dacus Play A Haunting Version Of 'Historians'

Dacus performs "Historians," from her deeply personal and triumphant new album, in an art installation at SXSW that evokes the challenges of human communciation.

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In Downtown Austin, Katie Crutchfield Joins Kevin Morby On 'Downtown Lights'

In the courtyard of St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin, with the sounds of the city and SXSW echoing in the background, Kevin Morby and Katie Crutchfield perform a song of quiet comfort.

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Stella Donnelly Sings A Striking Lullaby, Surrounded By Wires And Wool

Surrounded by an art installation featuring wires and woolen yarns, the Australian singer-songwriter's sharp wit stands out in a sweetly quiet song that rages loudly.

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Dream Along To Max Richter's 'Sleep,' Performed Live In Austin

The audience slept, dreamed and sometimes snored — it's okay, that's what it's for — through this trance-inducing experience.

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Becca Mancari's 'Dirty Dishes' Becomes A Broken Admission

In an art installation full of faces, Becca Mancari can't face herself. This performance of the introspective centerpiece to her album Good Woman underlines the song's lonely atmospherics.

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Natalie Prass Dims The Lights On 'Short Court Style'

Natalie Prass turns the laid-back groove of "Short Court Style" into the soft murmurs of late-night devotion.

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Mal Blum Shares Unreleased 'See Me' In Room Full Of Secrets

In front of a SXSW art installation about secrets, Mal Blum had the perfect song to play — an unreleased track about how one sees oneself versus how others see us.