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Good Music Is The Best Revenge On Waxahatchee's 'Out In The Storm'

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Katie Crutchfield, who performs under the name Waxahatchee, releases energy and emotion with pinpoint precision on her new album. Critic Ken Tucker has a review.

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The Shins: Tiny Desk Concert

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James Mercer, the emotional and creative heart of The Shins, gives a moving performance at the Tiny Desk, with two new songs and a classic from the band's 2003 album Chutes Too Narrow.

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Marty Weaver and William Knauth

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Marty Weaver and William Knauth

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Billy Bragg On Skiffle, The Movement That Brought Guitar To British Radio

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The singer describes skiffle as "a bunch of British school boys in the mid '50s playing Lead Belly's repertoire ... on acoustic guitars." Bragg's new book is Roots, Radicals And Rockers.

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Review: Daphni, 'Fabriclive 93'

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The new album from Caribou's Dan Snaith is a continuous mix consisting entirely of brand new music and exclusive remixes.

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Songs We Love: The Isley Brothers & Carlos Santana, 'Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)'

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As Santana turns 70, he's still spreading the message that music has the power to heal. With The Isley Brothers, he taps into the peaceful spirit of Marvin Gaye's "Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)."

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Review: Fleet Foxes, 'Crack-Up'

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On his band's first album in six years, Robin Pecknold seeks peace in a chaotic world — and works to that end by crafting songs that soothe without forgoing creative ambition.

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Novel 'Less' Features Hapless Hero And His Journey Around The World

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The novel by Andrew Sean Green follows aptly-named protagonist Arthur Less as he travels the world in a quest to avoid his his ex-lover's wedding.

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It Is A Truth Universally Acknowledged That Jane Austen Pairs Well With Tea

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Pinkies up, Janeites! We mark the bicentennial of Austen's death with a look at her relationship with a beloved cuppa.

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Jorge Drexler's 'Telefonía' Celebrates Long-Distance Love

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The Uruguayan Renaissance man's latest single is a brainy, melodic rumination on love and technology.

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