South X Lullabies Single-song, late-night, single-camera shoots from the SXSW music festival.

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Soccer Mommy's 'Wildflowers' Blooms In A Transcendental Junk Shop

Our South X Lullaby with Soccer Mommy took us away from the frenetic world of the South by Southwest music festival and into "your eccentric uncles attic on steroids," Uncommon Objects.

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See Lucy Dacus Play A Haunting Version Of 'Historians'

Dacus performs "Historians," from her deeply personal and triumphant new album, in an art installation at SXSW that evokes the challenges of human communciation.

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In Downtown Austin, Katie Crutchfield Joins Kevin Morby On 'Downtown Lights'

In the courtyard of St. David's Episcopal Church in Austin, with the sounds of the city and SXSW echoing in the background, Kevin Morby and Katie Crutchfield perform a song of quiet comfort.

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Becca Mancari's 'Dirty Dishes' Becomes A Broken Admission

In an art installation full of faces, Becca Mancari can't face herself. This performance of the introspective centerpiece to her album Good Woman underlines the song's lonely atmospherics.

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Natalie Prass Dims The Lights On 'Short Court Style'

Natalie Prass turns the laid-back groove of "Short Court Style" into the soft murmurs of late-night devotion.

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Mal Blum Shares Unreleased 'See Me' In Room Full Of Secrets

In front of a SXSW art installation about secrets, Mal Blum had the perfect song to play — an unreleased track about how one sees oneself versus how others see us.

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Escape The Noise: Watch 9 Lullabies From Austin

Lydia Ainsworth, Phoebe Bridgers, L.A. Salami, Valerie June, Let's Eat Grandma and others sing us quiet songs on hotel beds and in art installations during SXSW.

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L.A. Salami Takes A Long Exhale Of The Day Before Midnight

Standing on the smoking balcony of a hotel overlooking the Austin skyline, L.A. Salami plays "Day To Day (For 6 Days A Week)" for a small crowd just before midnight.

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Let's Eat Grandma Plays A Midnight Nursery Rhyme

The British duo plays a gloomy and stirring nursery rhyme in an Airstream trailer like something out of a David Lynch film.

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South X Lullaby: Declan McKenna

Declan McKenna has had a whirlwind year. At 1 a.m., as SXSW 2016 drew to a close, he played a quiet, reflective version of the song that changed his life.

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South X Lullaby: A-WA

The Israeli sister trio sang us a Yemeni folk song in a hotel room at midnight. Sung in gorgeous and haunting three-part harmony, it's a song about a love that hurts.

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South X Lullaby: Mt. Wolf

British band Mt. Wolf plays a delicate lullaby in Bob Boilen's hotel room.

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South X Lullaby: Maren Morris

Watch the budding country star behind "My Church" perform her heart-wrenching song "I Wish I Was" by a creek in the middle of Austin, Texas.

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South X Lullaby: Holly Macve

The young Irish songwriter with only a few demos to her name made quite the first impression.