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Free MP3: Sea Wolf, ‘You’re A Wolf’

Sep 7, 2010 9:00 PM by Staff

FROM THE MP3 ARCHIVES: It seems like just yesterday that all the indie bands were naming themselves “wolf.” This L.A. act arrived late to the lupine name game but show up for songcraft. Guitar gallivants, chamber-pop diversions, and aching melodies give national fans plenty to bite into.

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Free MP3: Film School, ‘Heart Full Of Pentagons’

Sep 7, 2010 6:00 AM by Staff

While so many great indie bands come and go, it’s reassuring to see that Film School stays in the game. With a decade of albums under their belt, Fission (LP #4) kicks off with a bang of track called “Heart Full Of Pentagons.” A Handsome Furs-esque drum machine rock beat guides the song with layered percussion and big sustaining guitar riffs.

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Free MP3: Wintersleep, ‘New Inheritors’

Sep 4, 2010 9:00 AM by Staff

While summer comes to an end, Canadian band Wintersleep eases us into fall. The thing is, they’re not so sleepy or winter-y, for that matter. Much like their tour mates, Matt Pond PA, they’re crafty guitar lines and lyrics will leave you nostalgic for all seasons.

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Free MP3: Beak> ‘Wulfstan’

Sep 3, 2010 12:00 PM by Staff

Bristol-based trio Beak> features Geoff Barrow (Portishead), Billy Fuller (The Moles), and Matt Williams (Team Brick). With a dark psychedelic tone, “Wulfstan” sounds like something The Doors could have done on a late night in one room with no overdubs–which is exactly how Beak> recorded this.

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Free MP3: Free Energy, ‘Bang Pop (Fool’s Gold Remix)’

Sep 3, 2010 6:00 AM by Staff

Fool’s Gold brings Free Energy‘s post-punk tune ‘Bang Pop’ into the 21st century with Beck-like electronic production. The original’s loose, garage band feel becomes almost unrecognizable as it turns into a totally new dance track. And that’s what making a good remix is all about!

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Free MP3: Sufjan Stevens, ‘I Walked’

Sep 1, 2010 10:00 AM by Staff

When you release an EP, it usually means you’re in between albums. For Sufjan Stevens, however, it means he’s just warming us up for a full-length album called The Age of Adz (we’re just getting familiar with the All Delighted People EP). Our first taste, the blunted track “I Walked,” suggests that the two albums are different, yet still very Sufjan-y.

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Blonde Redhead ‘Here Sometimes (4AD Session)’ Video

Sep 1, 2010 3:00 AM by Staff

Free MP3: Band of Horses, "No One's Gonna Love You"

Aug 31, 2010 12:00 PM by Staff

FROM THE MP3 ARCHIVES: In 2007, after ten years together in the dark orchestral-pop band Carissa’s Weird, Ben Bridwell and Matt Brooke keep their proven and fruitful partnership alive with Band of Horses. With a sound so big and wide-open it could bounce off of mountains, Band of Horses is a noticeable departure and progression.

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Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, "Sink/Let It Sway"

Aug 30, 2010 9:00 AM by Staff

Not to play the name game, but we can’t help think that SSLYBY sounds like Weezer meets Pinback. Which should come as a compliment–a great mix of indie-pop and nerdy math rock arrangments. Keep your eyes out for this crew, since they’ll most likely blow up.

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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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