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A Farewell to Prince – ‘Crazy You’

Prince has been the soundtrack to some of the greatest moments of our lives. By now you know he passed away at the age of 57 on Thursday, April 21. We never had the good fortune of interviewing him... but for our first-ever "soundtrack" segment, Yukimi Nagano of the band Little Dragon put the beautiful Prince song "Crazy You" on her playlist. Hear a bit of that segment from back in 2011.


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Esperanza Spalding – “Earth to Heaven”

Jazz bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding just released a new album. It's called "Emily's D+Evolution" and it's far funkier than the phrase "jazz vocalist" would lead you to believe. Here's a track called "Earth to Heaven."


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Kevin Morby – ‘I Have Been To The Mountain’

Indie rocker Kevin Morby launched his first band, Creepy Alien, while still in his teens. After moving from Kansas City to Brooklyn, he began playing with the band Woods and started a side project, The Babies. Ever the wanderer, Kevin moved to Los Angeles and made his debut as a solo artist with the 2013 album "Harlem River." Here's a track from his forthcoming third album, "Singing Saw," called "I Have Been To The Mountain."


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Paul Burch – ‘Meridian’

Paul Burch is a piano playing Nashvillian who loves honky tonk. His latest project is "Meridian Rising," and it's a musical autobiography of the father of country music Jimmie Rodgers. Here's a track called, "Meridian."


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Nadia Reid – ‘Call the Days’

Nadia Reid is a young New Zealand based folk musician with a new album called "Listen to Formation, Look for Signs." Here's a track from it entitled "Call the Days."


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Chairlift – ‘Ch-Ching’

Caroline Polachek and Patrick Wimberly are the duo behind Chairlift. Their new album, "Moth," comes out in January, but we can hear a track from it now called "Cha-Ching."


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Suburban Lawns – ‘Janitor’

Suburban Lawns were a post-punk band from Long Beach, California in the late '70s early '80s. They only released one, celebrated album and a few weeks back, the label Futurismo released it again. Here's a track from it called "Janitor."