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The Who, King Crimson, Arctic Monkeys

All new studio recording from The Who; Spider courts fly in The Low Lows; A 1969 classic from King Crimson; New instrumental music from Ratatat; Toronto's punk-inspired Born Ruffians; A new EP from England's Arctic Monkeys.

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The Who, King Crimson, Arctic Monkeys

Unholy Trinity

This is the Who's first new studio recording in nearly a quarter century. All the songs were written by Pete Townshend, with help on a few tunes from Lawrence Ball and Rachel Fuller. Ball is a composer Townshend commissioned to help with the album. Fuller is an independent artist from Britain and Townshend's longtime girlfriend.

Dear Flies, Love Spider

The Low Lows are a trio from Athens, GA. The group is a reconfiguration of Parker Lily, a former dream-pop group from New York. This is the Low Lows' first album. They're already at work on their follow up.

Epitaph (Including March For No Reason and Tomorrow and Tomorrow)

King Crimson is a progressive rock group that got its start in the late '60s. This is their debut album, originally released in 1969.

Wildcat

Ratatat is a rock/electronica duo from New York featuring guitarist Mike Stroud and producer Evan Mast. The track featured here can be heard often between stories on NPR's All Things Considered.

This Sentence Will Ruin/Save Your Life

The Born Ruffians are a Toronto group making what they call "pre-punk, new-wave dance-folk."

Baby I'm Yours

The Arctic Monkeys became one of the most popular rock groups in the world this year with the release of their break-out album Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not. For now, fans eager for a follow-up album will have to do with this new three-song EP, which includes a cover of the 1965 R&B tune "Baby I'm Yours."

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