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Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014
Check out the latest tune from the Charlottesville alt-country/rock outfit Sons of Bill, the catchy and thoughtful "Brand New Paradigm".

Unlike Mumford & Sons, whose old-timey name suggests an authenticity that is more manufactured than genuine, Sons of Bill are actually what their name implies. The Sons of Bill are actually the sons of William Wilson, professor emeritus of theology and literature at the University of Virginia. (The group hails from Charlottesville.) Sons of Bill let their sharp songcraft and careful lyricism shine on “Brand New Paradigm”, a track off of their forthcoming album Love & Logic.


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Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014
Check out the new music video for the bouncy, summer-ready pop of Go Wolf's "Talk to You".

When one things of sunny beach locales, Belfast, Northern Ireland probably doesn’t come to mind. But by the sound of Go Wolf, the indie electro-pop group responsible for “Talk to You”, one could be easily fooled into thinking so. Go Wolf made a splash earlier this summer with “One More Night”, and now, with “Talk to You”, they’re poised to take up even more spaces on beach trip playlists the world over. From its simple chorus hook to its bouncy synths, the song runs the gamut of summer song characteristics, and marks yet another promising entry from these up-and-comers.


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Friday, Aug 15, 2014
The talented London-born, NYC-based Sofia has offers up a sparse, Auto-Tune accented acoustic cover of Beyoncé's "Partition".

As one particularly insightful Saturday Night Live skit showed the world this year, there’s a special kind of devotion that comes with being a fan of Beyoncé. Viewing people’s reports of “Queen Bey” and Jay-Z‘s recent On the Run Tour over social media, one might get the impression that seeing Beyoncé live is some kind of religious experience. One might think, then, that taking on the task of covering this world-renowned artist to be a daunting task.


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Friday, Aug 15, 2014
Leading up to the release of the String Cheese Incident keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth's newest solo effort, Speed of Life, you can stream the entire album here at PopMatters.

Kyle Hollingsworth no doubt has a lofty task as a member of the String Cheese Incident; being in a group known for dynamic jams heavily reliant on tight interplay, Hollingsworth has no doubt had to build some serious chops as a result. Unsurprisingly, then, Hollingsworth has taken his creative energies into other realms, including solo work. Speed of Life, his latest outing, marks his third solo album, and in addition to Hollingsworth you’ll hear musicians from the String Cheese Incident, Big Gigantic, and the Motet.


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Thursday, Aug 14, 2014
Check out two contrasting cuts from Natalia Zukerman's upcoming album, Come Thief, Come Fire: the intimate, acoustic "I Don't Feel It Anymore" and the sprightly full-band tune "Hero".

Singer and songwriter Natalia Zukerman‘s latest project, the studio album Come Thief, Come Fire, began as two separate projects. One was an EP of sparely arranged, largely acoustic material; the other, in contrast, utilized a full band. However, upon realizing that there existed between the material “an overarching theme about fire and its elemental capacity for destruction and growth”, which lead Zukerman to merge the two EPs into one full-length recording. Two tracks from Come Thief Come Fire, “I Don’t Feel It Anymore” (representing the acoustic material) and “Hero” (representing the full band material), can be streamed below.


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