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Studio Sessions

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Hiatus Kaiyote, 'By Fire' (Live)

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Watch the ambitious neo-soul collective perform "By Fire" live at Apogee Studio.

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Deerhunter, 'Breaker' (Live)

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Watch Bradford Cox's captivating, unpredictable band play "Breaker" in a rare L.A. studio session.

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opbmusic Presents: JD McPherson

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Watch the rockabilly guitarist perform "You Must Have Met Little Caroline?" at the 2015 Pickathon festival.

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EL VY, 'Return To The Moon' (Live)

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Watch the new band from The National's Matt Berninger as it performs "Return To The Moon" live in the studio.

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Chvrches, 'Leave A Trace' (Live)

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The Scottish trio makes its third visit to The Current's studio to perform "Leave A Trace."

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Dave Gahan & Soulsavers, 'Shine' (Live)

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The Depeche Mode singer and the production duo fill Manhattan's MSR Studios with a 10-piece band.

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Ryley Walker, 'Summer Dress' (Live)

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Watch the psychedelic-folk guitarist play an extended version of "Summer Dress," recorded live at the 2015 Pickathon festival.

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Mew, 'Satellites' (Live)

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Watch the Danish dream-rock band perform "Satellites" live in the studio.

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Laura Marling, 'How Can I' (Live)

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It's just the English songwriter and her guitar in this acoustic performance of "How Can I."

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Mike Krol, 'Left Out' (Live)

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Watch a live performance of "Left Out" that captures the punkish brevity of Krol's new album Turkey.

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Johnny Mathis On Song Travels

The singer performs "On Such a Night As This" and "You'll Never Know" with host Michael Feinstein.

Johnny Mathis In The Studio

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