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The Mynabirds On 'World Cafe: Next'

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Dublin native Conor O'Brien writes and records under the name Villagers. Richard Gilligan hide caption

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Less than a year after Agua de Pozo, Caribbean musician Alex Cuba is releasing a new, self-titled album. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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"Save Me, Clara" finds The Dimes paying tribute to Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross. Mathias Ailstock hide caption

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Save Me, Clara

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In "Don't Fall in Love With a Lonely Girl," Freedy Johnston has a breezy way with a lurid state of affairs. Chris Carroll hide caption

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Arcade Fire announced two new tracks on its website with this virtual postcard. Gabriel Jones hide caption

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Hear Two New Arcade Fire Songs And An Interview

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Eminem's new single, "Not Afraid," eschews catty pop-culture references for sincere introspection. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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In "I Can Change," LCD Soundsystem rewrites the Facebook status updates for brokenhearted smart-asses everywhere. courtesy of the artist hide caption

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This Week's Mix: From Buzzcocks To Bettye LaVette

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In "Mixtape," Tift Merritt captures the nostalgia attached to the plastic representation of young and uncertain love. Jason Frank Rothenberg hide caption

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'Mixtape' by Tift Merritt

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Ratatat's new album LP4 follows up on themes from the Brooklyn electronic rock duo's previous album. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Rocky Votolato's music may be dark, but it doesn't wallow, focusing instead on the victory before the misery. Alicia J. Rose hide caption

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'Red River' by Rocky Votolato

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