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Todos Santos Music Festival 2015, Weekend Two [Photo Gallery]

Todos Santos Music Festival 2015 - Drive-By Truckers and Peter Buck
Howard Ekman

The second and final weekend of this year's Todos Santos Music Festival featured a massive send-off.

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Peter Buck Curated Music Festival, Todos Santos, Announces 2015 Lineup

Conor Oberst
Mike Lawrie, Getty Images

It's never too early to talk about festival season.

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Listen to a Demo of M. Ward’s ‘Here Comes the Sun Again’

M. Ward
Michael Buckner, Getty Images

Monster of folk M. Ward has released a very stripped-down demo version of his song 'Here Comes the Sun Again.'

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Neko Case, ‘Man’ (ft. M. Ward) [Listen]

Neko Case, 'Man'
YouTube

Last week, Neko Case unveiled the trailer for her new album, and now, fans can listen to the disc’s first single, ‘Man,’ featuring M. Ward on guitar. Check it out via the clip above, which also shows off some original artwork.

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M. Ward, ‘Me and My Shadow’ – New Video

M. Ward, 'Me and My Shadow'
YouTube

M. Ward is still pushing out singles from 'A Wasteland Companion,' and the latest, 'Me and My Shadow,' gets video treatment from director Scott Jacobson ('The Daily Show,' 'Bob's Burgers'). The clip stars a Justin Bieber-esque teen star who gets saved from his controlling manager by an adoring fan with braces. It also features a special cameo appearance from none other than Conan O'Brien, whose Team Coco website appropriately debuted it.

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M. Ward, ‘A Wasteland Companion’ – Album Review

M. Ward
Michael Buckner, Getty Images

With this his seventh studio album, singer-songwriter Matthew Stephen Ward, better known by his stage name M. Ward, continues on a path of starry-eyed myth making in the face of continued maturation and rising indie fame. More a bundle of letters than a cohesive album, 'A Wasteland Companion’ functions in skips and starts, further exploring Ward’s territory of romantic Americana, in the sense of old-fashioned courting as well as nostalgic remembering. Now 38, Ward is making music that is familiar without (yet) being redundant, and tinge of paranoia -- or simply awareness -- has crept in that perhaps was not there before.

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Feist and M. Ward Cover Jesus and Mary Chain

M. Ward - Feist
Michael Buckner / Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

It's not uncommon for an artist, even one as original as Feist, to perform a cover or two in an encore. During her sold-out concert at London's Royal Albert Hall on Sunday (March 25), the Canadian indie darling did one better and brought out her opening act, M. Ward, no stranger to male-female vocals through his work with She & Him, to sing the Jesus and Mary Chain's 'Sometimes Always.' The song, a duet with Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval, originally appeared on 1994's 'Stoned & Dethroned.'

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Stream M. Ward’s ‘Wasteland Companion’

M. Ward
Facebook

It won't be out until April 10, but if you just can't wait that long to wrap your ears around M. Ward's new album 'A Wasteland Companion,' NPR has just the stream you're looking for.

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M. Ward, ‘Primitive Girl’ – Song Review

M. Ward

M. Ward is set to return from a three-year solo hiatus with his new album 'A Wasteland Companion' on April 10, and Merge Records isn't slacking off when it comes to promotion -- just a few weeks after treating us to a video for leadoff single 'The First Time I Ran Away,' they've released the follow-up, 'Primitive Girl.'

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