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September 14, 2014 2:39 pm

Love and Fashion by Paper City. California ’60s surf pop with a modern indie vibe. Featuring Marisa Predisik’s sweet as honey vocals. From the band’s debut album, Summer of Love.  

2:25 pm
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  • Impossible Request
  • By: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
  • Autumn (Or What It Feels Like To Fall) Vol. 5
  • 6 Plays

Impossible Request by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. A sonically expansive and shimmering track featuring a driving propulsive beat and Alec Ounsworth’s discombobulating hyper-nasal vocals. From CYHSY’s latest (and mostly disappointing) album, Come On

2:05 pm

Giving Up by Haerts. A soaring power pop track with a decidedly 80’s vibe. From this New York electropop quartet’s forthcoming self-titled album which is scheduled to drop on Oct 28. 

September 13, 2014 6:58 pm

I’m In Love by Fool’s Gold. One of my favorite bands is back with the first single from their forthcoming third album, scheduled for release in Spring 2015. Calypso rhythms, Reggae funk, Nigerian disco, and hints of classic American Motown….oh my! Also check out and download the Poolside Remix.

6:38 pm

Vessel/Wants by Dan Mangan + Blacksmith. The new 7” EP from Mangan + Blacksmith features the lead single “Vessel”, which is also part of the soundtrack for Simon Pegg’s indie film Hector And The Search For Happiness which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this week. 

6:19 pm

Class Historian by Broncho. Quirky, catchy, new-wavey pop reminiscent of Cheap Trick of The Cars. From this Oklahoma trio’s sophomore album, Just Enough Hip To Be Woman.

5:49 pm

Lover Girl by Sarah Jaffe. On her third album, Don’t Disconnect, Jaffe explores sounds that extend beyond her acoustic-folk roots. Really digging the slinky electronic groove of this track. 

September 12, 2014 3:17 pm

Ambulance City by Pink Mountaintops. A fuzzy, frantic and frenzied track from Steve McBean’s latest effort as Pink Mountaintops. From the album, Get Back.  

2:21 pm

Cosmic Vibrations by Foxygen. An eerie psych rock track that wouldn’t sound out of place on a Nick Cave or Doors album. Fom Foxygen’s forthcoming sophomore album, …And Star Power

September 10, 2014 4:13 pm

Fieldwork by Anjou. Oddly fascinating and agitating ambient sounds from this trio’s upcoming album due out next week. *put headphones on*

4:03 pm

Calll Across Rooms by Grouper. New acoustic track (stand-up piano) from Liz Harris’ (aka Grouper) forthcoming album, Ruins

September 1, 2014 12:23 pm

Gimme Something Good by Ryan Adams. A classic rock track, that had me convinced for a while this was a cover of a Tom Petty song, from Adams’ forthcoming self-titled album. 

August 28, 2014 8:49 pm

First by Cold War Kids. The latest track from Cold War Kids’ follow up to last year’s Dear Miss Lonelyhearts is a swaying anthemic song that features pounding drums, handclaps and an infectious sing-a-long chorus. Hold My Home will drop October 21st. 

8:31 pm

Way To Be Loved by TOPS. The lead single from this Montreal four piece’s forthcoming sophomore album, Picture You Staring, is a retro AM gold track that features jazzy guitar riffs and Jane Penny’s pillowtalk vocals.   

August 27, 2014 3:48 pm

Night Of The World by Cass McCombs. A slow swampy folk-blues ballad from one of the best singer-songwriters working today. From the special, limited edition 7″, Cass McCombs Vs. Meat Puppets.