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The Milk Carton Kids' new album, All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn't Do, comes out June 29. Joshua Black Wilkins/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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First Listen: Milk Carton Kids, 'All the Things That I Did and All the Things That I Didn't Do'

Julian Saporiti and Erin Aoyama of No-No Boy. Diego Javier Luis/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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These Tiny Desk Contestants Set Stories Of The Asian-American Experience To Music

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Christina Aguilera's Liberation comes out June 15. Luke Gilford/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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New Music Friday For June 15: Six Albums You Should Hear Now

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Natalie Prass inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. John Evin Groome/WXPN hide caption

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Natalie Prass On World Cafe

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"Sometimes it's really difficult to explain what an emotion is," Neko Case says. "Art and music and poetry and things like that are a way to attempt that." Emily Shur/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Neko Case's New Album Rose From Literal Ashes

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Strange Undoing Of Prudencia Hart

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"There is an element to what I do sometimes where I capture something that I have trouble recreating or beating," Herzig says. "So a lot of times I get stuck with the demo, like, the first time I sang it." Butterfly Boucher/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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John Prine On World Cafe

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Charley Crockett (center) and band inside the World Cafe Performance Studio. Ashley Gellman/WXPN hide caption

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Charley Crockett On World Cafe

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