Free MP3: Jamie Lidell, "Compass"

Aug 26, 2010 11:00 AM by Staff

Handpicked out of the mixed bag of Warp Records artists, Jamie Lidell has that “I’ll dance when I feel like it” attitude. With Compass, he leaves the smoove R&B behind and taps into a wiser, almost folk style. Like Beck, Lidell can get the party started, but also knows when it’s time to chill.

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Free MP3: Sahara Smith, 'The Real Thing'

Aug 25, 2010 12:00 PM by Staff

From the first few notes, you can tell that T-Bone Burnett was involved somehow. Sahara Smith’s debut, Myth of the Heart, (shepherded by T-Bone and producer Emile Kelman) crosses the same country/blues border that Robert Plant & Alison Krauss straddled on their duet album, Raising Sand. Smith isn’t a Grammy-winning artist (yet), so give her some love!  More on

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Streetlab, "Take Care ft. Noelle"

Aug 25, 2010 5:38 AM by Staff
Streetlab, "Take Care ft. Noelle"

In electronica, everyone knows it takes two to make a thing go right. Case and point: the duo of Mark “Cosmo” Lamong and Ryan Leary, a.k.a. Streetlab. Their remix resume stands out with reworks of The Beatles, The Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, Passion Pit, Hot Chip, and more. Download their single, “Take Care” featuring Noelle.

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Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs, "Beg Steal Or Borrow"

Aug 23, 2010 9:00 AM by Staff

His 2004 breakthrough debut album, Trouble, was a tough act to follow. Six years later, Ray LaMontagne continues to deliver the raw goods as a true folk-rock revivalist. With his new band, “The Pariah Dogs,” LaMontagne is currently on tour with David Gray playing top outdoor venues such as Jones Beach, The Greek, and Red Rocks. More on

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Free MP3: Weezer, "Memories"

Aug 20, 2010 1:00 AM by Staff

Seeing the latest Weezer band photo is almost as surprising as hearing their new single. So, now that you’ve seen the goofy image above, take a listen to “Memories” below. This distortion-heavy track is off their upcoming album Hurley (from Lost?), which drops on September 14th (pre-order here). This date is notable since it’s less than a year from their previous effort, Raditude.

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Free MP3: Radiohead, "Nude (Holy F**k Remix)"

Aug 19, 2010 9:00 AM by Staff

FROM THE MP3 ARCHIVES: In 2008, Radiohead‘s name-your-price concept for their album In Rainbows raised the bar for Internet marketing. The music itself fits into the post-Amnesiac era where electronics are essential, yet the band’s rock roots aren’t forgotten. Their “create you own Nude remix” website opened the flood gates for inspiring artists–Holy F**k‘s version stood above the rest.

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Free MP3: Can't Hang, "95"

Aug 18, 2010 1:17 AM by Staff

Just when we thought ska/punk was a genre of the past, artists like Sublime, The Dirty Heads, and now Can’t Hang are more popular then ever. The latter’s hit single “95” is tearing up the reggae charts with its feel good, medicinal-friendly groove.
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Free MP3: Death Cab For Cutie, "Title and Registration"

Aug 17, 2010 1:00 AM by Staff

FROM THE MP3 ARCHIVES: In 2003, Death Cab For Cutie shed their “indie” stigma and became full-on rock stars (whether they liked it or not). The quintessential DCFC song, “Title and Registration,” paints a perfect picture for sentimental drifters, and Gibbard/Walla composition lovers.

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Free MP3: Casiokids, "Finn bikkjen!"

Aug 16, 2010 5:13 PM by Staff

With vocals like Sigur Ros and quirky synth like Of Montreal, it’s not surprising that the Casiokids were discovered by the latter. And as we’ve seen with other electro-pop Norwegian bands (read: Royksopp), they add their own international twist to indie-dance music.

Antony And The Johnsons, "Thank You For Your Love"

Aug 13, 2010 5:12 PM by Staff

You wouldn’t normally pin a drag queen who models himself after “Blue Velvet-era Isabella Rossellini” as one of the most sought-after rock vocalists. However, Antony Hegarty draws concert hall-size crowds and has collaborated with notable artists such as Lou Reed and Bjork. Download his most recent masterpiece “Thank You For Your Love” for the price of an email (it’s free).