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Empress Of's latest album, Us, is out Oct. 19, via Terrible Records. Adam Elramly/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Empress Of Pivots From 'Me' To 'Us'

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Sylvester performs with his band at the Los Angeles club Whisky a Go Go in 1972. Richard Creamer/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Bigger Than Disco, 'You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)' Is A Celebration Of Self

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Leon Bridges On World Cafe

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Kandace Springs Is Nashville's Soulful Hidden Treasure

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Rapper Noname's Room 25 is our pick for one of the best albums out on Sep. 14. Chantal Anderson hide caption

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New Music Friday For Sep. 14: Seven Albums You Should Hear Now

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