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Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014
Brazilian dream-pop outfit SILVA's latest album, Ocean View, offers the listener an inviting collection of dreamy, beach-worthy tunes.

Those who like their dream pop with real substance—that is to say, dream pop that doesn’t get obsessed with its own dreaminess—ought to jump right on the latest LP by the Brazilian group SILVA, entitled Ocean View. From the subtle pulse of “Okinawa” to the full-on ‘80s saxophone blast of “Janeiro”, SILVA has crafted a batch of songs that’s equally fun as they are beautiful. The music has all the familiar dream pop traits, but most importantly it’s unafraid to emphasize the latter of the two words in that genre designation.


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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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Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014
Anyone on the market for some unadulterated vintage rock and roll should give Trigger Hippy's self-titled LP a spin as fast as possible.

Trigger Hippy is a tour de force collaboration of established rock heroes. The group was created by Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman, who is joined by Joan Osborne and Jackie Greene on dual vocals, Tom Bukovac on guitars, and Nick Govrik on bass. Trigger Hippy, the quintet’s full-length, self-titled debut, has the homey feel of a great classic rock record.


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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
Norwegian singer/songwriter Sondre Lerche has a new album, Please, out next week, but you can stream it now courtesy of NPR.

Having already made the stellar tunes “Bad Law” and “Sentimentalist” available for stream Sondre Lerche has offered his newest LP, Please for listeners to stream in its entirety in the week leading up to its release, courtesy of NPR.


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