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Agnes Obel Explains Her 'Late Night Tales' Track By Track

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"There can be a natural conversational element to our music sometimes, because the songs usually are sort of a conversation between the three of us," Khruangbin says. Mary Kang/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"With all the compassion in my heart, I just want to say to white people sampling others' music: what you're engaging in is colonialism," Merrill Garbus says. "Name it for what it is." Eliot Lee Hazel/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"The Lick" was named for the "unnamed member of the band entered a strange state of drug-induced psychosis and for a good ten minutes could only seem to muster the words 'the... lick.'" Holly Whitaker/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"We had certain adjectives that the two of us would discuss about the record: post-apocalyptic and urgent," Glassjaw guitarist Justin Beck (left) says of Material Control. Julian Gilbert/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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