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Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
The Imogen Heap-indebted electronic of Claire London's "Cut the Strings" is a powerful sample of what's to come on her new EP, Hit the Switch.

Fans of Imogen Heap should check out Claire London’s latest single, “Cut the Strings”, which you can stream below. The song’s intense mood and atmospheric electronics form a perfect background for London’s powerful vocals.


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Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
Summer may have just finished, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't dive into a prime cut of surf rock like Los Straitjackets' retro ditty "Kawanga."

Nashville instrumental rock mainstays Los Straitjackets are about to release one of the quirkiest projects they’ve ever put together: Los Straitjackets: Deke Dickerson Sings The Instrumental Hits, which finds the band teaming up with roots music musician Deke Dickerson, who sings lost or reworked vocals over the group’s instrumentals. Below, you can view the lyric video to “Kawanga”, a surf rock number that shows off this project’s playful side.


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Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
The soaring vocals and the high-range guitar riff of "Sea Bitch" make it ideal for fans of indie rock at its purest.

Oklahoma City indie outfit Tallows is on the path to release its next studio album, following 2013’s Memory Marrow. As a little taste of what’s to come, you can stream the band’s latest tune “Sea Bitch” below. From its tenor vocals to its high-range guitar riff, the song is both emblematic of what indie rock is in 2014, as well as a song all Tallows’ own. (Plus, how could you refuse a song title like “Sea Bitch?”)


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Monday, Sep 15, 2014
The enigmatic "Home for the Holidays" is a perfect sample of what's to come on Glass Ghost's new LP, LYFE.

The duo of Eliot Krimsky and Michael Johnson forms the core of the art pop outfit called Glass Ghost, whose associations include Dirty Projectors, Here We Go Magic, and Joan as Police Woman. The two are joined by Tyler Wood and Aerial East for LYFE, the latest full-length venture from Glass Ghost, following 2009’s Idol Omen.


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Monday, Sep 15, 2014
For fans of psychedelic music, whether vintage or contemporary, The Asteroid No. 4's self-titled studio effort should do just the trick.

Music of the psychedelic persuasion is quite a la mode at the moment, but The Asteroid No. 4 goes beyond the bong-smoke indebted sounds of the crop of rock bands that describe themselves as “hazy.” The word “mystical” is often bandied about in discussion of the Northern California-by-way-of Philadelphia group, and indeed their music does have an otherworldly dimension to it. The band’s latest studio effort, Asteroid No. 4, is no different in this respect.


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