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Tinariwen – ‘Assawt’

Tinariwen are a group of blues-playing Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali. The band had to flee their homeland due to political unrest and have recorded their last two albums at a studio in Joshua Tree California. The latest one is called "Elwan." It just came out. Here's a track from it called "Assawt."


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Arcade Fire – ‘I Give You Power’

Never shy about addressing current events, a couple weeks back indie-music giants Arcade Fire released a new song called "I Give You Power." It features rhythm and blues great Mavis Staples.


Elliott Smith – ‘I Figured You Out’

Back in 1997, the late great singer-songwriter Eliot Smith put out an album of sad, hushed songs called "Either/Or." In a few months, it gets reissued in honor of its 20th anniversary, and it features outtakes like this one called, "I Figured You Out."


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Sandy’s – ‘Surfy Christmas’

Since it's that time of year, we thought a holiday song might be appropriate. It's a brand new one written by Sandy's - a band obsessed with all things surfing and this track is no different. It's called "Surfy Christmas."


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Amber Coffman – ‘All To Myself’

Amber Coffman's stunning voice and gorgeous harmonies are a big component of beloved indie group The Dirty Projectors. She recently announced a forthcoming solo album called, "City of No Reply." Here's the first single. It's entitled, appropriately, "All to Myself."


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Leonard Cohen – ‘You Want it Darker’

Leonard Cohen -- yes that Leonard Cohen -- has a new album out in a couple of weeks. It's called "You Want it Darker." Check out the first track off that album.


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Joan Shelley – ‘Cost of the Cold’

Joan Shelley is a Kentucky-based singer-songwriter who releases new music every September. Her latest is a single called "Cost of the Cold."


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Cass McCombs – ‘Opposite House’

Cass McCombs, the modern-day troubadour whose songwriting has long been a favorite of other musicians. His new album called "Mangy Love" is out in August. Here's a track from it called "Opposite House."