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Friday, Oct 31, 2014
The British Columbia-based Nat Jay is becoming a rising talent in her native Canada, and the tender pop of "Just a Little More" gives a pretty easy reason as to why that's happening.

Nat Jay may be in the early years of her songwriting career, but already she has garnered a great deal of attention. Her music has appeared on ABC’s Men In Trees, The CW’s Heartland, MTV’s The Hills, SyFy’s Continuum and CBC’s Arctic Air. “Can’t Getcha Out”, one of the lead tracks off of her new album All I Think When I Wake Up, took the title of “Best of British Columbia” courtesy of the Canadian radio station Shore 104.3FM. Her rising prominence led Popdose to cheekily describe her as “perhaps the loveliest Canadian pop star import since Robin Sparkles.” Below, you can watch the lyric video for the song “Just a Little More”, which also features on All I Think When I Wake Up.


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Friday, Oct 31, 2014
As a tribute to a recently departed fan, Steven Wilson and Mariusz Duda (of Lunatic Soul and Riverside fame) have teamed up for the gorgeous song "The Old Peace".

Prog giants Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, No-Man) and Mariusz Duda (Lunatic Soul, Riverside) have teamed up in recording a new song, “The Old Peace”. The track is a tribute to a recently departed fan of Wilson and Duda’s; the proceeds from the sale of the single will go cancer related charities.


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Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
Pain of Salvation, one of Sweden's best musical exports, has just released a nostalgic, home movie-esque video for the acoustic version of "1979", from the forthcoming acoustic album Falling Home.

Following 2011’s excellent Road Salt Two, the Swedish progressive rock band Pain of Salvation spent many years touring its new music. Just recently, the group announced its newest release, Falling Home, an album that finds it reinterpreting new and old material in the Pain of Salvation catalogue with acoustic instruments. Below you can watch the video for “1979”, the tender piano ballad at the center of Road Salt Two, here given a fine reimagining in its acoustic version. The song’s video treatment, a collage of home video footage, is especially fitting given the the nostalgia of the lyrics.


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Stripped-down and intimate, The Shark, the debut album by Brendan Hangauer's solo project Empty Moon, evokes many images with few sonic ingredients.

Emtpy Moon is the name of singer/songwriter Brendan Hangauer’s recently formed solo project, which he devised after departing the band Fourth of July, with whom he spent ten years making three records with. Part of that departure also included moving from Lawrence, Kansas to Oakland, California. Joined by Jason Quever of Papercuts in the recording process, Hangauer crafted the LP The Shark, a stripped-down collection of primarily acoustic tunes. With sonic parallels including alt-country (“High Hopes”) and Bay Area indie folk (“Far Away”), The Shark signals a step in a new direction for Hangauer.


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Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
NYC electro-pop outfit HAERTS has just dropped a new video for the song "Giving Up", off of the band's recently released self-tiled LP.


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