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  • More from Hooded Fang MP3

    Man, Hooded Fang is really hitting the ground hard with all these singles.  I think that “Bye Bye Land,” the latest, is definitely one of my favorites of the three we’ve heard so far.  It opens with this light guitar just before the drums get pounded and the vocals swirl in with a nice little echo effect.  Again, the band is displaying the varying skills in their repertoire, making the lik...

    28.05.2013

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    28.05.2013

  • PYAITK: I Love This Song By Still Corners MP3

    I saw Still Corners at SxSW a couple years back and was mesmerized. This song may help you understand why. It kicks me in all the right places to level my brain space and make me put the media player on one track repeat. You can find this on the recently released on Sub Pop album, Strange Pleasures. <- vaulted into the list of my favorite albums of the year in one listen. So good. So very good. Update, added a...

    27.05.2013

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    27.05.2013

  • More New Music from Mozes and the Firstborn MP3

    A few weeks back I brought you “I Got Skills,” a mellow jam from Mozes and the Firstborn.  Now, they’ve got another new single with an accompanying video; it has the same swagger and cool that I enjoyed from the first single.  It’s the perfect pop song, with some hammering on the keys, shaking percussion and a solid melody that harkens to sunny days.  The group’s self-titled ...

    23.05.2013

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    23.05.2013

  • Pure Pop from Lost Tapes MP3

    Two things are great about the following track. One, it comes from the Spanish duo, Lost Tapes, who’ve managed to craft some really outstanding pop songs, which I will never tire of hearing.  Two, it’s the latest release from Eardrums Pop, one of the great small labels doing their best to promote great music across the globe. I like the bouncing rhythm of the drums, and the gliding feel of the vocals...

    23.05.2013

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    23.05.2013

  • Pop Rockin’ with Paper Lions MP3

    When you first press play on the new track from Paper Lions, harmonies will inch along, precisely as they should in the best pop songs.  It doesn’t last long, however, as the guitars speed in and up the ante on the tune’s approach; it will continue to flirt with both aspects, always maintaining the infectious melody that makes the track so successful.  For those of you that find yourselves interes...

    23.05.2013

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    23.05.2013

  • More New Music From Young Hunting MP3

    Young Hunting has already shared with us two new songs off their much anticipated new album Hazel due out June 11th on Gold Robot Records.  The band creates these beautiful moments full of restraint, but also powerful in the subtle way the pop is delivered on your ears.  This new track “Maze” furthers my enjoyment of the band and should get everyone overly excited for the new album.  Legit. Do...

    21.05.2013

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    21.05.2013

  • New Crooner From Daughn Gibson MP3

    Daughn Gibson is an artist who receives a lot of praise around these parts, and rightfully so.  It’s an interesting style of music, think Merle Haggard with synth beats, that evokes everyone’s inner fist pump in the air.  Daughn has a new track for us today called “You Don’t Fade” that will appear on his new album Me Moan due out July 9th via Sub Pop Records.  Of course th...

    20.05.2013

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    20.05.2013

  • More New Music from Spectrals MP3

    The last track we offered up from Spectrals was an upbeat affair, somewhere in the vein of modern power-pop.  But, this new single definitely shows the songwriting prowess that’s present on the band’s new album, Sob Story; the title track is an ambling number with bending guitars and a soulful croon walking you through it all.  It’s almost as if this is a country track, which definitely hit...

    20.05.2013

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    20.05.2013

  • Another New Jam from Songs for Walter MP3

    I appreciate the work of Songs for Walter, not to mention that he’s dedicated to releasing a free track every month on his way to finishing up his full-length debut.  I like the gentle quality of the guitar work, accompanied by added instrumentation.  And that voice. You can’t tell me it’s not intoxicating to a certain degree. This project is picking up steam all over the UK, so remember, y...

    20.05.2013

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    20.05.2013

  • Strummed Ballad from Crass Mammoth MP3

    Man, this track was really just what I needed.  Not that any other song deserves less attention, but there’s something about the strain in the vocals on this lead single from Crass Mammoth, which will be on their Ef En Eu EP.  A great deal of the song is spent with just heavy-handed strumming, but twice, there’s this drifting atmospherically enhanced moment, making the song stand out even more so ...

    17.05.2013

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    17.05.2013

  • Fresh Alternative Jam from Lemuria MP3

    Man, I’ve been listening to the latest single from Lemuria pretty much non-stop for the last hour or so.  Sure, it’s got a pretty clear homage in sound to the alternative rock of my youth, but with the combination of male and female vocals, it just kills.  Throughout the song, it’s pretty steady in both hooks, but they even add a stylish pause near the end of the track.  If you’re...

    17.05.2013

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    17.05.2013

  • Noisy Rocker from Ovlov MP3

    Feel like I started out the day with sort of a soft touch, musically speaking, so I want to make sure you all get your dosage of rock n’ roll as the day draws to a close.  This sprawling track opens up gently, then blasts off with noisy discordant guitar work.  Whilst Ovlov definitely exemplifies a louder edge, there’s still an element of accessibility that breaks through with the delivery of the ...

    17.05.2013

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    17.05.2013

  • Well-Crafted Pop from Young Hunting MP3

    It’s that time of year, where students are going home for the summer, while the rest of us wistfully long for such days, hampered by the mundane details of every day life.  But, when pop music rears its head, we’re all on the same page, all letting our minds drift gently towards a common sentiment of peace and relaxation.  That’s just the sensation I got as I listened to the latest track fr...

    17.05.2013

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    17.05.2013

  • Even More New Music From Dead Stars MP3

    Okay, short and sweet here.  We’ve already shared new songs “So What” and “Waste Away” from Brooklyn based outfit Dead Stars so it’s clear that we enjoy the rock n roll mentality of this group.  Today we have a 3rd new song by the band called “Fractured” that should give you one hell of an idea as to what this band is all about.  Power chords, heavy choruses,...

    16.05.2013

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    16.05.2013

  • Summer Fun From Mint Julep MP3

    Nice little surprise out of ATH IT Department favorite Mint Julep, this was teased and then posted over on their Bookface page. I’ll let ehm do the intro… While writing our forthcoming album, “Broken Devotion”, Hollie and I took a bit of a detour to write this song for fun and welcome in the summer. We are offering it as a free download. Hope you enjoy it! It is a freebie download and way be...

    16.05.2013

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    16.05.2013

  • Yet More New Music from GRMLN MP3

    Is this album here yet? Every single time I get a new track from GRMLN I get excited by the prospect of the fun to be had when Empire finally hits stores on June 4th. Personally, the further we get along, the more I see a similarity in the hype that surrounded Wavves when Nathan first broke onto the scene. And just like those raucous tunes, the songs, including the one below, are filled with energy and brevity, givin...

    16.05.2013

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    16.05.2013

  • New Twang from Moondoggies MP3

    oggIt seems like forever ago that we first heard from Moondoggies, and after the release of their debut, they’ve been sort of quiet.  But, things are changing, as the group is readying Adios I’m a Ghost for Hardly Art.  It’s definitely a swirling Americana influenced song, with guitars wrapping around the vocals almost from the get-go.  There’s even a bit of a stomp, accentuated b...

    15.05.2013

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    15.05.2013

  • Mellow Jam from Camera Obscura MP3

    Man, I can’t tell you how long I’ve waited to hear more from Camera Obscura.  Their last two albums have long haunted my playlist, always leaving a special place in my heart.  Today they released the second single from their upcoming album, Desire Lines, which will be released by 4AD on June 4th.  Listening to this track, I love the relaxed quality of the tune, taking its time for Tracyanne to ...

    15.05.2013

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    15.05.2013

  • Nice Pop Music From Rathborne MP3

    Luke Rathborne is not a gentleman I know a whole lot about at this point, but I do know that I enjoy the sounds he’s currently creating.  His introduction to me, “Last Forgiven”, is streaming below and serves as a great pop hello to anyone unfamiliar with the artist.  He certainly has a knack for writing some interesting guitar driven pop tunes. Rathborne has a new album called Soft due...

    14.05.2013

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    14.05.2013

  • New Danceable Jam from Minks MP3

    The growing catalog of Captured Tracks has several bands that wear the flag for everyone, but there are some forgotten gems that I don’t think people really give enough attention to, such as Minks.  The last effort from the project, By the Hedge, was a special listen, though I don’t recall too many people taking notice.  With the upcoming effort, Tides End, I’m hoping that things are about ...

    14.05.2013

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