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Sharon Van Etten Remembers Victims of Orlando Mass Shooting

Sharon Van Etten Remembers Victims of Orlando Mass Shooting

Written "in memory of those trying to be safe and be themselves," the sale of "Not Myself" will raise funds for the Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund.
New "Mind Games" From Banks

New "Mind Games" From Banks

It's a track from her forthcoming album "The Altar," out 9/30.
Låpsley's New Track...From 1954

Låpsley's New Track...From 1954

Her fetching dance hit "Operator" borrows its hook from Sister's Wynona Carr's "Operator, Operator," later a hit for the Friendly Brothers in '59.
Frank Ocean's Kinetic Minimalism, Self-Revelation

Frank Ocean's Kinetic Minimalism, Self-Revelation

My WSJ review of Ocean's new albums in which he unfurls an abundance of ideas in support of self-revealing lyrics and often-powerful vocal performances.
Up Next:  The Latest RNM Mix

Up Next: The Latest RNM Mix

It features new tracks by Arc Iris, Nels Cline, Gonjasufi, Lisa Hannigan, Ed Harcourt, Eddie Levert, Dolly Parton, John Paul White and much more.
At Festival, Expert Curation, New Bon Iver Music

At Festival, Expert Curation, New Bon Iver Music

The Eaux Claires Festival presented an extraordinary lineup of progressive musicians willing to risk working together. My WSJ column.
Weaves Seek "Help!"

Weaves Seek "Help!"

Propelled by a fat, buttery bass and clacking percussion, the Toronto quartet's version of the Beatles tune takes it to another place.
Raw & Funky:  New Single From Crystal Castles

Raw & Funky: New Single From Crystal Castles

"Fleece" appears on the Toronto band's album "Amnesty (I)," which arrives on Friday.
Catching Up With Joan As Police Woman's "The Classic."

Catching Up With Joan As Police Woman's "The Classic."

The latest in the ReNew Music series in which we look at great 21st century albums and what makes them special.
Milemaker Reunites For Album, U.S. Tour

Milemaker Reunites For Album, U.S. Tour

The synth-punk group is back together after an 11-year absence. "Untamed Ocean" is a track from "Overseas," out next week.
Adam Torres's Sweet, Gentle Folk Music

Adam Torres's Sweet, Gentle Folk Music

"Morning Rain" is a track from the Austin-based singer-songwriter's debut album, "Pearls To Swine," out Sept. 9.
Mid-August-Is-Still-Summer Mix

Mid-August-Is-Still-Summer Mix

With tracks from new albums by Atmosphere, Blind Pilot, Horseback, Of Montreal, the Pineapple Thief, Rae Sremmurd, Young the Giant, more.
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