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Shovels & Rope's new album, Little Seeds, comes out Oct. 7. Leslie Ryann Mckellar/Courtesy of the aritst hide caption

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Shovels & Rope On World Cafe

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The Charleston, S.C., duo gets back to writing great songs on its new album, Little Seeds. Hear a conversation and performance.

Shovels & Rope On World Cafe

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Norah Jones, 'Flipside' (Live)

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The song is from the jazz and pop singer-songwriter's new album, Day Breaks. Here, Jones and her band play it live at KCRW.

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Glass Animals, 'Life Itself' (Live)

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The song is a highlight of the U.K. rock band's new album, How To Be A Human Being. Here, the band performs it live for KCRW.

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Richard Shindell, 'The Deer On The Parkway' (Live)

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The veteran folk singer-songwriter calls his new songs "ambitious and lush." Watch him play one, "The Deer On The Parkway," live for Folk Alley.

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Blind Pilot, 'Packed Powder' (Live)

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The Portland, Ore., folk-rock band performs an anthem from its new album, And Then Like Lions, live for KCRW.

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Joseph On World Cafe

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Hear the three Closner sisters' gorgeous, powerful harmonies, recorded live in Philadelphia.

Joseph On World Cafe

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Allen Stone, 'Naturally' (Live)

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The self-described hippie and soul singer from Washington performs a brand-new song for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.

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Ages And Ages, 'Something To Ruin' (Live)

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Known for handclaps and group harmonies, the band takes on a darker tone in "Something To Ruin," which it recently performed live at the historic venue The Old Church for opbmusic.

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Ziggy Marley, 'Start It Up' (Live)

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The reggae musician recently played a career-spanning set for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic, including this hopeful, political song from his newest album.

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Miguel, 'What's Normal Anyway' (Live)

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Watch the boundary-pushing R&B singer perform "What's Normal Anyway" live in the studio.

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Watch Ani DiFranco Play 'Binary' Live In The Studio

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The singer-songwriter performs the politically charged title track from her forthcoming album, due in 2017, in a session recorded live for Folk Alley.

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George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, 'Flash Light' (Live)

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The Godfather of Funk has announced new music on Flying Lotus' label, but he stuck to the hits in a session at KCRW. Watch him perform "Flash Light" with special guest Thundercat.

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Ana Egge & The Sentimentals, 'Away We Go' (Live)

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The singer-songwriter plays the socially conscious folk-rock song "Away We Go" with the Danish trio in a session recorded for Folk Alley.

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Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, 'S.O.B.'

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The band gives a rousing, soulful performance of "S.O.B." live for KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic.