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Laura Marling

16 songs we're loving this spring

It’s been a long, long winter. But spring is finally in the air—and so are fresh new tracks.

Kendrick Lamar — “These Walls” Music’s current MVP mixes heady lyrical metaphors with serious P-Funk swagger.

Gallant — “Open Up” The rising alt-R&B star lets a little Purple Rain fall on his bedroom-sexy parade; ditch the umbrella.

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M. Ward, Lou Barlow, Laura Marling, and more help EW take SXSW

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At a festival full of over-capacity venues, it was nice to have at least one place where my fellow travelers and I knew for sure we could get in the doors with no trouble: the performance lounge that this publication put together at Smokin’ Music for EW subscribers and their guests on Thursday afternoon.

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