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Singer and rapper Jesse Markin. His new album, Noir, is on our shortlist for the best releases out on June 11. Tero Ahonen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Raine Stern entered the 2021 Tiny Desk Contest with the song "Touchin' Don't Feel Right" YouTube/NPR hide caption

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New Mix: Jomoro With Sharon Van Etten, Naia Izumi, Laura Stevenson, More

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Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein will join NPR Music's Listening Party. Karen Murphy/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rostam. His second solo full-length, Changepobia, is on our shortlist of the best albums out on June 4. Olivia Bee/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 8 Albums Out On June 4

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Top left, clockwise: Sinéad Harnett, Olivia Rodrigo, The Zolas, Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen, Bill Laurance, Sound Prints. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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Mereba's new EP, Azeb, is out now. Breyona Holt/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On May 28

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MikeyyAustin & The Soulcial Club entered the 2021 Tiny Desk Contest with the song "The Sunlight Song." Youtube/NPR hide caption

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From top left, clockwise: Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen, Mdou Moctar, Sunny Jain, Angélique Kidjo, Aerial East, Saint Sister. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Sharon Van Etten & Angel Olsen, Mdou Moctar, Angélique Kidjo, More

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Allison Russell's new album is called Outside Child. Francesca Cepero/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday: The Top 6 Albums Out On May 21

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From top left, clockwise: Sleater-Kinney, Green-House, Briars of North America, Billie Marten, Lowland Hum, Sleepersound. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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New Mix: Sleater-Kinney, Lowland Hum Reimagining Peter Gabriel, More

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Singer Jorja Smith. Her latest release, Be Right Back, is on our shortlist of the best albums out on May 14. Bardha Krasniqi/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Tiny Desk Contest Family Hour

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New Mix: Torres, The Laura Marling Project LUMP, Rodrigo Amarante And More

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Dawn Richard Documents Her Mother's Dreams

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The Essex singer Dodie. Her debut full-length, Build A Problem, tops our shortlist of the best new albums out on May 7. Parri Thomas/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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