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Song of the Day : [10/01]
Pictureplane : Goth Star Here’s a dark ‘n’ eerie, simultaneously infectious ‘n’ uplifting, Fleetwood Mac-sampling jam from Denver’s new electro heroes, Pictureplane. The song is “Goth Star,” from the group’s debut album ‘Dark Rift.’ It just goes to show how a few catchy loops and a sprinkling of Stevie Nicks is all you need to […]

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Song of the Day : [09/29]
M83 : We Own the Sky M83 is Frenchman Anthony Gonzalez, and one of the genre shoegazing’s most notable acts. For this track and the rest of the accompanying album he used only keyboards and instruments from the 70’s and 80’s with the exception of computers used in the recording process. The result is another […]

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Song of the Day: [09/28]
Salem: Redlights Im currently obsessed with Salem‘s slo-mo, Chopt N Screwd hip hop beats bathed in nihilism and waves of dread. They describe their sound as: “being underwater at night.” In case you were wondering, they did indeed name their band after the Salem Witch Trials. This band is dark in a delicious way. Their […]

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Song of the Day : [09/25]
The Filthy Youth : Come Flash All Your Ladies Just when you thought he had won your heart over enough as the connivingly romantic Gossip Boy Chuck Bass, Ed Westwick wins it over yet again fronting his band The Filthy Youth. Another unsigned  indie injection into the British music scene that, much to our dismay, has not […]

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Song of the Day : [09/24]
Egyptian Hip Hop : Rad Pitt Odd that such a deep song, so full of emotion, could come from such a  young, inexperienced, poorly-named band. But the high-schoolers that make up Manchester’s Egyptian Hip Hop have filled their first release,  “Rad Pitt,” with all you could want in a rock song. It dips between moments […]

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Song of the Day: [09/22]
CéU : Grains De Beaute Céu is a singer-songwriter from Sao Paulo, Brazil. With influences such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lauryn Hill, Eryka Badu and an album produced by Beto Villares who composed the score for Oscar nominated Brazilian film City of God, it is no wonder where her eclectic sound comes from. I […]

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Song of the Day: [09/21]
The Black Angels: Manipulation Even though the Black Angels released their first EP on my birthday back in 2005, they’re gift of sound managed to escape my cognizance. In fact, it wasn’t until recently that this band’s amazing psychedelic rock was brought to my attention. Over the course of the last four years, The Black Angels have toured with Black […]

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Song of the Day : [09/20]
Mike Posner and The Brain Trust : Hey Cupid Mike Posner and The Brain Trust’s A Matter of Time is some of the best new music I have heard in a long time. It is contemporary funk accomplished by mixing the best of hip hop, R&B, and pop. Michigan based Mike Posner is something of […]

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Song of the Day : [09/19]
Nouvelle Vague is French for New Wave, a more than appropriate name for the musical artists as making covers of new wave tracks is clearly their forte, as well as post punk and punk rock. Their renditions of the songs absolutely do the originals justice, a rare talent in comparison with others' not-so-successful attempts at covering bands. The French artists infuse jazz, bossanova, reggae, and even country and bluegrass influences creating beautiful interpretations that one would never guess to complement the originals so damn well. Their music would be most picturesque if ears could see. They've three albums of the "cover" sort and it is a hard decision if asked to choose a favorite - Nouvelle Vague (their self-titled debut album) released in 2004, Bande à Part released in 2006, and 3 released in 2009. Teenage Kicks from Nouvelle Vague's first album is a playful, cheerful, female take on the original Undertones version; perfect for a sunny, laze-about-on-the-hammock day.

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The XX : Islands
The couple, also known as The XX’s, in this song, “Islands”, have given up on their endless search for something more, someone better. I don’t have to leave anymore What I have is right here Spend my nights and days before Searching the world for what’s right here Underneath and unexplored Islands and cities I […]