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The wait is over.

NPR is now streaming the entire new album from The Avett Brothers before it’s officially released on Friday. The Rick Rubin-produced True Sadness is the group’s ninth studio effort, and their first in nearly three years.

Despite the title, the album has some upbeat, pop-infused jams, but also has its share of the kind of spiritually inspired folk ballads the bros are known for.

Enjoy the soundtrack to your Monday. Discuss

This week, we talk with Hillsong Young & Free about the deeper meanings behind songs on their latest album "Youth Revival." We’re also joined by Orlando-area pastors Cole NeSmith (City Beautiful Church), Josh Turner (Celebration Church Orlando) and Justin Johnson (One Church) to discuss last weekend's tragic shooting, how the community has responded and how you can help those affected. Also, our old friend Adam Smith stops by to help us breakdown the Curry 2 dad shoes, rank America’s “worst” states and hear your ideas for the coming “Locked in the Cage” challenge. Read More

If only Justin Bieber had been born a few decades earlier, the pop jams on his latest album Purpose could have been yacht rock classics. Well, with the help of some synths, drum machines, silky sax solos and, presumably, keytars, a producer by the named Tronicbox has made that dream a reality.

So far he’s released new smooth versions of “What Do You Mean” and “Love Yourself” and they are straight 80s fire. Discuss

Just in time for Father’s Day, Gungor has released a new video for their song “Shake”. The song and video are both gloriously unashamed tributes to the fine art of dad dancing.

There’s even a special appearance by dad dancer “Science” Mike McHargue, who, along with the rest of the grooving fathers, shows that dancing is really more of a state of mind than a physical action. Somewhere, this dude is wondering why he didn’t get the call.

Also, the song itself is a cool, summer jam, so even if the dancing isn’t your thing (which, honestly, would be understandable), it’s worth a listen.

The only thing this video is missing is a pair of new Curry 2s. Discuss

Here’s a collaboration you probably never thought you’d hear. This weekend at the Bonnaroo music festival, Chance The Rapper hung out with the legendary indie rock outfit Death Cab for Cutie, and revealed he’s a big fan of their music. After snapping a few Instagram pics with the band backstage (and even requesting that “I Will Follow You Into the Dark” be added to the setlist), the artists evidently discussed working together.

Yesterday, after Death Cab posted images of their Chance hang out session, a fan asked Chance on Twitter if their were planning a collaboration. Chance’s response? “Big 10-4.”

There’s no official word on any sort of release date or what a Death Cab for Cutie/Chance the Rapper mashup will sound like, but apparently, we won’t have to wait too long to find out. Discuss

This week, we talk with Thrice frontman Dustin Kensrue about the band’s hit new album “To Be Everywhere Is to Be Nowhere,” its political undertones and how his experience at Mars Hill shaped some of the songs. We chat with screenwriters Chad and Carey Hayes about how they incorporate their faith into horror films, including this week’s new release “The Conjuring 2.” Read More