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From top left, clockwise: The Suffers, GIVĒON, Saya Gray, Petrol Girls, Regina Spektor,. Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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NPR's favorite music of June, from salty joy to heart-wrenching slow jams

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New Music Friday: The best releases out June 24

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Songs to believe in: A Juneteenth playlist

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The Suffers lead singer Kam Franklin talks about the tough road to their latest album

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Keb' Mo' on World Cafe

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