Film composer Marco Beltrami is no stranger to dystopian futures, having worked on the music for World War Z, The Wolverine and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. So who better to score a sci-fi epic about a global-warming experiment gone horribly wrong?

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John Hiatt’s "Terms of My Surrender" is his fifth album in the last six years.  To say he is on a roll creatively is putting it mildly

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This atmospheric Norwegian band draws the listener in with mysterious lyrics and a yearning sound. Also: See a flugabone!

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The California trio plays acoustic string-band music with boozy aggression and unhinged intensity. The Devil Makes Three performed at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival on Friday, July 25.

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Collaborators Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer's album Child Ballads includes early traditional folk songs that still feel accessible. They performed on Friday at the 2014 Newport Folk Festival.

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