A Soundcheck Guide To The Kinks; Lost In The Trees Plugs In; Pandora Picks Your Politics

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In this episode: With former Kinks frontman Ray Davies will be inducted into the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame this year, explore the British rock band’s must-hear tracks, deep cuts and, well, better-left-unheard songs with Billboard editor Joe Levy in our official Soundcheck Guide to The Kinks.

Then: The North Carolina band Lost In The Trees has gained a reputation for acoustic folk that packs an emotional punch. But on its new album, Past Life, the band is plugged in and maybe even hitting the dance floor.

And: The makers Pandora think they know you well enough to sell you shoes, diapers -- and political candidates. Wall Street Journal reporter Elizabeth Dwoskin explains how Pandora can tell whether you vote blue or red, and how the online music streaming service plans to make money off both colors.