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Album of the Month: Brian Wilson – No Pier Pressure

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For the No Pier Pressure sessions, Brian Wilson was joined at Hollywood’s Ocean Way Studios by talented musicians he personally invited to record with him, including his former Beach Boys bandmates Al Jardine, David Marks and Blondie Chaplin, as well as Kacey Musgraves, fun.’s Nate Ruess, She & Him’s Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward, Peter Hollens, Capital Cities’ Sebu Simonian, and trumpet master Mark Isham. Wilson has also brought in session all-stars Don Was, Jim Keltner, Dean Parks, and Kenny Aronoff. Members of Wilson’s longtime touring band, including Scott Bennett, Paul Mertens, Darian Sahanaja, and Probyn Gregory also participated in the sessions, along with Matt Jardine, son of Al Jardine, and former bandmate Jeffrey Foskett.

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Passion Pit – Lifted Up (1985)

If you’re one of those people that are susceptible to strobe-light-induced seizures, this video isn’t for you. If you’re one of those people who parties all night at raves, then this new Passion Pit video might actually feature you.

My Morning Jacket – Spring (Among the Living)

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My Morning Jacket just released another new track from their upcoming album, The Waterfall. In the sprawling musical missive Spring (Among the Living), Jim James sings about the season of transition, transformation and resurrection.

Contest: Death Cab for Cutie Grand Prize

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Photos: Dr. Dog at the Mercury Ballroom

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Photos courtesy of C. Michael Stewart

Tuesday Featured Artist: Marvin Gaye

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Listen for a song from our Tuesday Featured Artist every hour from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

In honor of what would’ve been Marvin Gaye’s 76th birthday this week, he is our Tuesday Featured Artist.

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