Kendrick Lamar performs in Brooklyn in December 2016. On Thursday night, Lamar released a new song, "The Heart Part 4," that seems to preview a new album by Lamar, to be released on April 7. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for American Express hide caption

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"I was learning so much in school and becoming a more confident problem solver, but I was losing my identity as a musician," Jesy Fortino says of her time away from Tiny Vipers. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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How Lenny Kaye, The Godfather Of Garage Rock, Illuminated 'The Psalms'

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The Megaphonic Thrift includes members Norway's music scene: Stereo 21, Casiokids, and Low Frequency in Stereo. Karen Sofie Sørensen/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Why SXSW Matters: The Best Of What We Saw, 2017

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Nottingham's HECK embodied the relentless, indefatigable spirit of SXSW on the festival's last day. Adam Kissick for NPR hide caption

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What We Loved On The Last Day Of SXSW

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