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Tiny Desk

Holly Macve

Backed by a suitably low-key band, Macve would sound subtly radiant just about anywhere, from your nearest country bar to the most dreamily lit stage in Twin Peaks.

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Songs We Love

Kali Uchis' 'Tyrant' Is A Love Letter To Summer 2017

Light and airy in its sweetness, the song blooms into fluffy, ebullient tufts of cotton candy — only to soon melt in the hot June sun and dry into a hardened candy shell.

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Favorite Sessions

Watch Kevin Morby Perform 'Crybaby' Live In The Studio


Watch the former Woods bassist and current frontman of The Babies perform a song off his new solo album, City Music, in a live studio session for KCRW.

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Deceptive Cadence

Mozart And 'The Peanut Vendor' In Havana

What happens when cultural doors open between the U.S. and Cuba? Beautiful moments like this mix of Mozart and a Cuban classic — with Brooklyn pianist Simone Dinnerstein and an orchestra from Havana.

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All Songs Considered

With New Video, Grandaddy Finds Humor In Grief

In his first interview since the loss of Grandaddy bassist Kevin Garcia, Jason Lytle talks about the band's indefinite hiatus and a new video that documents, in deadpan, his love of inanimate objects.

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Tiny Desk

Tigers Jaw

The duo strips down to acoustic guitar and keyboard for a strikingly intimate set, illuminating their close harmonies that tangle like garlands.