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NPR's Steve Inskeep met the two musicians at the historic Brill Building to talk about their new album with The New Pornographers, Brill Bruisers.

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A savvy student of '60s film soundtracks, jazz-pop stylists and Brill Building songcraft, Edmonson nods to her influences at every turn. But her take on those musical languages is fresh and fluent.

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Electric Wizard has spent two decades playing ridiculously heavy, misanthropic doom metal. On Time To Die, the band gets more room to explore than ever.

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Innerworld is awash in '80s earmarks, but it also conveys a sense of wistfulness; a sense of childlike splendor in danger of succumbing to the ravages of adulthood.

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In terms of pure expression, no singer in popular music can touch Williams when she's calling from the lonely outskirts of Despairville.

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