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On 'Murmuration Nation,' Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers Goes Solo

Thirty years into her career, Saliers is now releasing music on her own. "What I really wanted to do was make a record with a combination of thoughtful lyrics and serious groove," she says.

R U Listenin'? Illa J
Sounds Like Love Illa J
New Tomorrow Nitsua feat. Salem and Topix
A Brief Moment of Clarity Broke Through the Deafening Hum, But It Was Too Red Sparowes
The Soundless Dawn Came Alive as Cities Began to Mark the Horizon Red Sparowes
Summer Hit & Run Caves of Steel
Ride the Implosion Caves of Steel
It's Obvious Chastity Belt
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I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone
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Nearly 1 In 5 Hospice Patients Discharged While Still Alive

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01:41 Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm
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Trance Frendz
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23:17 Olafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm
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On 'Murmuration Nation,' Indigo Girls' Emily Saliers Goes Solo

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Long Haul Emily Saliers
King Pizel Kaki King
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Glow
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Dusk Friends of Dean Martinez
The Most Beautiful Thing I've Ever Seen Anna Laube

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As A Boy In An Adult Prison, His Mother's Letters 'Were Everything'

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I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel to Be Free) Billy Taylor Trio
Flourish Axian
Transmitting Joachim Kuhn New Trio
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Beauty & Truth
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Because of Mouloud Joachim Kuhn New Trio
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Intravenous Pete Robbins
Another Day, Another Time Sun Glitters
From Saturday to Sunday Sun Glitters
Friday I'm In Love (Focus Mix) ST*RMAN

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What Could Happen If Trump Formally Declares Opioids A National Emergency

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