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Phoebe Bridgers (center) and Matt Berninger (second from right) have teamed up to record a new song together, titled "Walking on a String." Chloe Brewer/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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the bird and the bee Alexa Nikol Curran/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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the bird and the bee

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Vampire Weekend On World Cafe

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Elbow's eighth studio album, Giants of All Sizes, is out now. Peter Neill/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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On 'Giants Of All Sizes', Elbow Offers Hope In Political Darkness

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Pixies performing live for WXPN's Free At Noon Concert at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Pixies On World Cafe

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Tamino inside the World Cafe Performance Studio Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Tamino On World Cafe

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Real Life Rock & Roll Band applies minimalist techniques to rumbling, dueling guitar histrionics on its debut album, Hollerin' the Spirit. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Geddy Lee outside the World Cafe Performance Studio at WXPN in Philadelphia. Makena Duffy/WXPN hide caption

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Geddy Lee On World Cafe

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Madison Cunningham On World Cafe

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Wilco, left to right: Nels Cline, Glenn Kotche, Jeff Tweedy, Mikael Jorgensen, Pat Sansone, John Stirratt. Annabel Mehren/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Mattiel performs live at WXPN's NONCOMM 2019 at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia. John Vettese/WXPN hide caption

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Mattiel On World Cafe

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Mount Eerie's Phil Elverum collaborates with Julie Doiron for Lost Wisdom pt. 2, out Nov. 8. Rin-san Jeff Miller/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Koenjihyakkei's 2005 album Angherr Shisspa, just recently reissued, makes progressive music simultaneously challenging and fun. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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