Labor Day weekend is a catch-22 kind of holiday. Every worker in America appreciates the sacred three-day weekend, but with Labor Day comes the end of summer. Goodbye barbecues, hello winter jackets and slush. Celebrate the last holiday of the season with a collection of songs that speak to the many facets of "working in America" in 2011. First and foremost, if you are one of the 9.1% of America that is unemployed, remember: employment's been low before, and we've bounced back even stronger. Brooklyn producer [mp3com-artist]Paws[/mp3com-artist] samples a radio broadcast from the Great Depression and weaves it into a modern-day electronica soundscape with catchy vocals and [mp3com-artist]Radiohead[/mp3com-artist]-esque instrumentation: [mp3com-download url="http://files.radio.com/downloads/time-based/pawsremix.m4a" artist="Jason Hunter" song="Paws' Unemployment Remix" expiration="12/31/2011" email="none" year="2011" label="Unsigned"/] For those blessed with a job, remember not to push yourselves too hard - [mp3com-artist]Hoodie Allen[/mp3com-artist] reminds bosses everywhere that we are not "Robots," we really do need those bathroom breaks: [mp3com-download url="http://files.radio.com/downloads/time-based/hoodie.mp3" artist="Hoodie Allen" song="You Are Not A Robot" expiration="12/31/2011" email="none" year="2011"/] But Labor Day Weekend is a time to reflect on those days we've worked ourselves to the bone, and do the exact opposite: nothing. Spend a day laying on the grass, or riding a bike, or drive somewhere far away without email access. Extended weekends are meant to spend "time away from the world," and [mp3com-artist]Mesita[/mp3com-artist], a prolific unsigned artist that releases albums of solid indie rock via his website. [mp3com-download url="http://files.radio.com/downloads/time-based/mesita.mp3" artist="Mesita" song="Time Away From The World" expiration="12/31/2011" email="none" year="2011" label="Self-Released"/] Beyond Labor Day, never forget the lesson learned come Tuesday morning: the importance of relaxing. Switch-off this evening and the next with the captivating jazz/thinking man's dubstep of Brooklyn trio [mp3com-artist]Archie Pelago[/mp3com-artist], where cello, saxophone, and electronic production meet to create the perfect chill-out sound. Listen to "Dameo 745" below, then grab their free EP from End Fence: [mp3com-download url="http://files.radio.com/downloads/time-based/archiepelago.mp3" artist="Archie Pelago" song="Dameo 745" expiration="12/31/2011" email="none" year="2011" label="End Fence"/] We leave you with one last song for Monday: "Flood," from the peerless post-rock group based in Queens, NY, [mp3com-artist]The American Dollar[/mp3com-artist]. After all, we're often left pondering why we work the jobs we do, and that green paper scrunched in a back pocket serves, for most, as the strongest incentive. [mp3com-download url="http://files.radio.com/downloads/time-based/americandollar.mp3" artist="The American Dollar" song="Flood" expiration="12/31/2011" email="none" year="2010" label="Self-Released"/]

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