This Week's Soundtrack includes new music from The Afghan Whigs, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, and Down, as well as previews of shows by tUnE-yArDs, Little Dragon, Lydia Loveless and Prince.

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1. "Royal Cream" - The Afghan Whigs: From the new semi-reunion album (with Greg Dulli and bassist John Curley) Do to the Beast. They'll play The Civic Theatre September 20.

2. "Could I Be" - Sylvan Echo: From the self-titled new album. Sylvan Echo opens for tUnE-yArDs when she plays The Republic May 31.

3. "Left Behind" - tUnE-yArDs: From the new nikki nack. She plays The Republic May 31.

4. "Klapp Klapp" - Little Dragon: From the new Nabuma Rubberband. At The Republic June 10.

5. "Everybody Loves a Star" - Moving Units: The L.A.-based dance rock band split in 2012, with founding member Blake Miller taking the name. They play The Circle Bar tonight.

6. "Something in the Water" - Prince: Prince returns to New Orleans to play Essence Music Festival this year. His recent show in London earned raves from The Guardian, with particular attention to the new arrangement of this song from 1999.

7. "It's Your Thing - Studio Rio Version" - The Isley Brothers, Studio Rio: From One Love, One Rhythm - The Official 2014 FIFA World Cup Album, Studio Rio lays the Isleys' vocals over a new groove.

8. "Heaven" - Novelle Vague: Faux bossa nova from Nouvelle Vague's series of albums remaking punk and new wave hits in the bossa mode.

9. "Tranquilo (Super Stereo Sound System)" - Kassin +2, Joao Donato: Contemporary Brazilian music featuring Caetano Veloso's son Moreno.

10. "Call Me" - St. Paul and the Broken Bones: From the new Half the City.

11. "Sufferer's Years" - Down: From the new EP, appropriately named Down IV, Part II.

12. "Mind Control" - Truckfighters: The Swedish heavy rock trio will play One Eyed Jacks Tuesday with Star and Dagger.

13. "Tongues" - Paws: From the new Youth Culture Forever.

14. "Valentine" - The Replacements: From Pleased to Meet Me.

15. "To Love Somebody" - Lydia Loveless: Loveless will play One Eyed Jacks May 28 with The Old 97s and Holly Golightly, and her Somewhere Else was sonically more inspired by The Replacements than Hank Williams and Loretta Lynn.

16. "Happy Town" - The Replacements: From All Shook Down.

17. "I Don't Know How You're Livin'" - Lucinda Williams: Williams plays the House of Blues Tuesday night

18. "She Doesn't Live Here Anymore" - John Cale: From the Alejandro Escovedo tribute album, Por Vida.

19. "Gravity/Falling Down Again/Street Hassle" - Alejandro Escovedo: From More Miles Than Money.

20. "Stay at Home" - Laura Meyer: At The Circle Bar Wednesday.

21. "Some Kinda Love" - The Velvet Underground: Essentially, a bootleg recording by punk guitar hero and Velvets fan Robert Quine.

22. "City Slang" - Sonic's Rendezvous Band: More lo-fi, bootleggish sound, this of the great Fred Sonic Smith's post MC5 band.