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'Call Me Maybe': Behind The Song Of The Summer

Pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen discusses life before and after the release of her ubiquitous single. The breakout single by the 26-year-old pop singer, is all about handing over one's digits to a crush.
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Kishi Bashi: Unique Performances In Time

The Japanese-American multi-instrumentalist creates sound from his voice, his violin and his looping machine. His loop-heavy debut album is named after a Japanese expression meaning "one time, one place."
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How 'The Queen Of British Ska' Wrestled With Race

One of few women in a musical movement dominated by men, Pauline Black helped lead the 1970s U.K. ska revival with her band The Selecter. She discusses her complicated family history in a new memoir, Black by Design.
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Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros On World Cafe

Singer Alex Ebert explains the origin of the band's name, which evolved from a childhood superhero fantasy.
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A Record Label With A Midas Touch

Tiny XL Recordings, the home of Adele, Vampire Weekend, the XX and just a few more, has become among the most relevant record labels in the world while releasing just a few albums each year.
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Music Review: 'Can You Canoe'

A month-long trip down the mighty Mississippi river is the inspiration behind the Okee Dokee Brothers' latest album Can You Canoe? The mix of fun song-writing and folksy rhythms takes the younger listeners on an adventurous trip from the river's headwaters in Minnesota to the Gateway Arch in Saint Louis.

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