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The Swell Season – Feeling the Pull [LIVE]

The Swell Season is made up of guitarist Glen Hansard and pianist Marketa Irglova.  If you haven’t seen the movie, Once, which they were in, I’d definitely recommend it.  Further than the music, these two have a fantastic sound together, and will be making their way to Newport Folk Festival next weekend. They recently recorded a track for Levi’s Pioneer Sessions, covering Candi Staton’s Young Hearts Run Free.  Check out their version of Young Hearts Run Free here. Check out the rest of this live session: The Swell Season Live at, 2009 01. Low Rising… 02. Fantasy Man…

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Ra Ra Riot releases new single Boy

Boy Ra Ra Riot releases new single ‘ Boy‘ from their upcoming release The Orchard which is out 8/24 via Barsuk. Download this track for the cost of an email address on their website.

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Menomena unleashes single TAOS

TAOS FIVE LITTLE ROOMS Menomena is releasing a new album, Mines, which is available for stream on NPR right now.  They have already released a track from it entitled FIVE LITTLE ROOMS, and are now releasing one more single before the album releases next tuesday. TAOS is the second single off the new album and its a tasty garage-blues rockin jam that expresses the multitude of genres these guys can pull off. Don’t forget to stream the whole album on NPR.

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Jukebox the Ghost Album Documentary

Recently Jukebox the Ghost released a single for their upcoming album Everything Under the Sun, entitled Empire.  Its a great pop song that shows a huge promise for their upcoming album. Check the video, listen to Empire, and check out this widget here with a few tracks from the upcoming album due out September 7th.

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Mystery Jets – Serotonin

Flash a Hungry Smile Serotonin Brit prog / psychedelia band Mystery Jets have recently released their album Serotonin, the follow up to their 2008 album Twenty One.  This album is full of catchy synth pop songs about heart ache / break and general unfortunate events.  Clear winners on the album are the released Flash a Hungry Smile and title track Serotonin.  They seem to be reviving the sound that Duran Duran left back in the day; and in no way is that a bad thing.  A solid entry to their growing catalog of albums. Check out Serotonin.

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These United States – What Lasts

The Great River Lucky enough to have scored an advanced release of These United States’ new album, which came as a surprise to me when up until recently I had not heard them.  Their new album, What Lasts, was written last summer after songwriter Jesse Elliott’s near death experience on Lake Michigan.  Befallen by this experience the album takes a decidedly darker, more heavy hearted turn. As with the other albums they have written, there is a fantastic blend of folk, country. southern infused rock and even a tad of exploratory psychedelic.  Their single,  The Great River, features the country…

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