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alt-J Talk Chasing Excitement And Magic On A Confident New Album

Gus Unger-Hamilton and Joe Newman tell Ari Shapiro about their songwriting process, how alt-J put its spin on a classic folk song and how the band has progressed over the years.

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Philadelphia Says Goodbye To Little Pete's, An All-Night Dining Icon

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T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia) MFSB
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Energie Jean Philippe Goude

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From Pez To Ticks, 'Atlas Obscura' Discovers 'Wonderfully Specific' Museums

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Boss-Eyed Whelk Johnny Pearson
Hold You Elliott Brood
Hideaway Karen O
Io Dawn of Midi
The Watcher Chris Thile & Brad Mehldau

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alt-J Talk Chasing Excitement And Magic On A Confident New Album

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In Cold Blood Alt-J
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Anonymous Skulls Medeski, Martin & Wood
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Elegy for Gump Worsley The Weakerthans
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Ash (feat. M. Takara & Marcelo Cabral) DJ Mako
3:06 Clutchy Hopkins

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Sen. Al Franken Embraces 'The Funny' Again In New Book

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Are You Happy George Benson
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Pine Away The Apples in Stereo
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Are State Rules For Treating Sepsis Really Saving Lives?

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Heights Ok Ikumi
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The Best Secret Pete Rock
Bound Do Make Say Think
Dracular (Who Is Mr. Brown) Bob Marley & the Wailers

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