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Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014
Pink Floyd gets the jam band blues treatment in Gov't Mule's latest live album, Dark Side of the Mule.

Lost in the lore and progressive psychedelia of their segmented history, Pink Floyd are rarely if ever mentioned alongside their British blues-rock counterparts. Named after two famous blues musicians and early live shows including blues songs, Pink Floyd only hinted at traditional blues in name (see the Syd Barrett-penned “Jugband Blues”). Yet there is no denying the blues influence David Gilmour brought to the band, from “More Blues” which appeared on 1969’s More to his many Stratocaster solos during and following the Roger Waters era.


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Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
Members of Dark Dark Dark, Marijuana Deathsquads, and Joint Custody have teamed up to form the indie synth pop progject RONiiA. Here you can stream the band's debut, RONiiA, in full.

RONiiA (pronounced Row-nee-a) is an eclectic conglomeration of artists. Comprised of Nona Marie Invie (Dark Dark Dark, FUGITIVE), Mark McGee (Father You See Queen, Marijuana Deathsquads) and Fletcher Barnhill (Joint Custody, FUGITIVE), RONiiA brings together the group’s wide span of influences, spanning dark folk to subtly catchy synth pop. The trio’s self-titled debut is out today; you can stream the entire LP below.


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Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
Get in the yuletide spirit with the Brooklyn-based singer Natalia Clavier's take on "My Favorite Things" from The Sound of Music.

Amazon recently put together a playlist of Christmas-themed tunes just in time for the holidays, featuring contributions from Amanda Palmer, Beth Orton, and Lucinda Williams. Joining this fine cast of women is the Brooklyn-based singer Natalia Clavier, who lends her golden pipes to the Sound of Music standard “My Favorite Things”.


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Tuesday, Dec 9, 2014
"The Last Song I'll Ever Write About You" finds songwriter Geoff Ong discovering the most danceable, catchy way of moving on from a dissolved relationship.

New Zealand native Geoff Ong recently took to studying music at the prestigious Berkelee College of Music in Boston, where he recently held a pre-release party for his newest EP, The Boston. Below, you can stream a track off of the EP, the neo-soul inflected “The Last Song I’ll Ever Write About You”. While a big breakup may be hard to get over, Ong sounds like he truly is writing the last song he’ll write about a past love of his, as evidenced by the buoyant mood of the songwriting.


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Monday, Dec 8, 2014
British punk/folk/ cabaret duo the Indelicates have always been ahead of the curve when it comes to releasing music in the digital age, and "The Generation That Nobody Remembered" is no exception.

After crowdfunding an album two years before Kickstarter made their UK debut and creating something like a proto-Bandcamp for their label Corporate Records, the Indelicates are now releasing what is possibly the first ever virtual reality single for a song entitled “The Generation That Nobody Remembered”. The free download was designed for use with the Oculus Rift head-set, but a 2d version also exists, along with a simple name-your-price MP3 of the song.


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