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RNDM On World Cafe

Joseph Arthur and Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament team up for their new album as RNDM, titled Acts.
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Laura Mvula's Velvet 'Moon' Is A Revelation

Mvula's debut is ambitiously distinct and confident, as if she and her band had perfected their sound years ago but only now decided to share it with everyone else.
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Vampire Weekend: New Sounds Signal The End Of An Era

Singer Ezra Koenig says the band's new album, Modern Vampires of the City, is the final part of a trilogy — and the product of a lot of reflection on time and aging.
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Aesop Rock And Kimya Dawson Showcase Their Strengths

As The Uncluded, the two cancel each other's weaknesses — Dawson gains heft, while Aesop Rock lightens up. Critic Robert Christgau says the collaborative album is almost like two halves of a whole.
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Bonnie 'Prince' Billy & Dawn McCarthy On World Cafe

The singers perform classic Everly Brothers tunes from their new album, What the Brothers Sang.
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Dawes Knows Where It's Been And Where It's Headed

Dawes has just released its third album, Stories Don't End. The band has cited Neil Young and Crosby, Stills & Nash among its influences, but channels them with good humor and confidence that its own distinctiveness will shine through.

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