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Rhiannon Giddens recorded her new album, They're Calling Me Home, with her collaborator Francesco Turrisi, in quarantine in Ireland during 2020. Ebru Yildiz/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Hong Kong-based singer-songwriter Cehryl. Her latest release, Time Machine, is one of our picks for the best albums out on April 9. Jonny Ho/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Skullcrusher, Rhiannon Giddens, Wallice, Bachelor (feat. Jay Som and Palehound) and Major Murphy Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Rhiannon Giddens, A Jay Som-Palehound Collaboration, First Aid Kit, More

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New Music Friday: The Top 7 Albums Out On April 2

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Clockwise from upper left: IKOQWE, Joyce Wrice, Solomon Fox, Joe'l Young, Hirsch, Floating Points and Pharaoh Sanders. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Jambinai performs at the SXSW Music Festival showcase presented by KoTPA (Korean Traditional Performing Arts Foundation) during SXSW Online on March 16, 2021. SXSW hide caption

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Couch By Couchwest: Real Discoveries From A Virtual SXSW

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Sara Watkins Reimagines Childhood Music On Beautiful New Album

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Singer and rapper Noga Erez. Her new album, KIDS, is one of our top picks for the best albums out on Mar. 26. Dudi Hasson/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"I'm a person who spends a lot of time in my songwriting and in my daily life having an internal freakout about specifically which terminology I'm using for any conversation," Julien Baker tells NPR. Alysse Gafkjen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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The Animated Craft Of Julien Baker

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Clockwise from upper left: Kishi Bashi, Gem Club, Madi Diaz, Montparnasse Musique, Toumani Diabaté. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Kishi Bashi, Toumani Diabaté, Madi Diaz, More

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Jon Batiste. His monumental new album, We Are, is on our shortlist of the best new albums out on March 19. Louis Browne/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 9 Albums Out On March 19

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Top row, left to right: Cautious Clay, Kelli Scarr, Lucy Dacus; Bottom row, left to right: Lightning Bug, Ben Howard Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Lucy Dacus, Ben Howard, Cautious Clay, Kelli Scarr & More

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Singer Valerie June. Her new album, The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions For Dreamers, is on our shortlist for the best releases out on March 12. Renata Raksha/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Top row, left to right: Matilda Mann, Shannen James, SXSW logo; Bottom row, left to right: Bongeziwe Mabandla, Kapil Seshasayee, Sophie Hutchings. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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SXSW 2021 Preview

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Peter Stampfel's Mammoth '20th Century In 100 Songs'

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Elizabeth Ziman of Elizabeth and the Catapult. The band's latest full-length, Sincerely, e is one of our picks for the best new albums out on March 5. Seth Caplan/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Clockwise from upper left: Black Country, New Road; VanJess; Will Liverman; Maxine Funke; Aaron Lee Tasjan; Wild Pink. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Singer Sam Dew. His debut solo album, Moonlit Fools, is on our list of the best new releases out on Feb. 26. Christian Lanza/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Mix: José González, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Matt Sweeney, Charlie Hickey, More

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