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Eight New Artists To Watch In 2018, From 'Slingshot'

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Ice Music: Building Instruments Out Of Water

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New Year, New Mix: Lucy Dacus, Typhoon, Loma, Anna Burch, More

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Viking's Choice: The Year In Cathartic Screams And Meditative Drones

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