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First Listen: Desaparecidos, 'Payola'

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 10:03pm

Conor Oberst's agitated, political punk band returns with its first album in 13 years — just in time to respond to a new generation of outrage-inducing headlines.

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First Listen: Meg Baird, 'Don't Weigh Down The Light'

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 10:03pm

The Philly singer, once of the psych-folk band Espers, makes Sunday-morning music that sets her celestial voice against dreamy electric guitar.

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First Listen: Wolf Alice, 'My Love Is Cool'

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 10:03pm

Five years and three EPs after its inception, Wolf Alice's origin story is starting to look less like whimsy and more like self-fulfilling prophecy.

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First Listen: Son Lux, 'Bones'

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 10:03pm

Thanks in part to Ryan Lott's expanding roster of collaborators, Bones is the sound of restless, forward-thinking musicians as they search for something new.

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First Listen: Leon Bridges, 'Coming Home'

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 9:56pm

A young singer who works in the mode of classic soul, Leon Bridges' songs are made with deep respect and bottomless affection, and his studied appropriations are so detailed that they come alive.

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