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Stream Burnside Project's Unreleased Masterwork (Premiere)

Burnside Project were ahead of their time, mixing indie rock aesthetics with electronic wondermint. As part of Bar None's 30th anniversary, you can download their long-lost masterwork for free.

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Jared C. Balogh Releases 'Music For Rhymers and Lyrical Designers' for Free

Somewhat counterintuitively, modern composer Jared C. Balogh rediscovers his hip-hop roots by not rapping with his new release -- which, like most of his music, is available to download for free.

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GDNA - "Reasons (feat. Jo Def)" (exclusive download)

Los Angeles producer GDNA teams up with beatmaker Jo Def for the airy and synth-led "Reasons".

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Vassy - "In the Sun" (exclusive download) (Audio)

Need some sonic rays of sunshine to cut through the winter doldrums? The joyous "In the Sun" by the Australian singer Vassy will do just the trick.

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Steven Wilson and Mariusz Duda Team Up on New Track, "The Old Peace"

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".

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Da Poet - "Instrumentals Vol. 5" (audio)

Turkish rapper Da Poet returns with another set of moody hip-hop instrumentals.

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Dreamers - "Wolves" (download) (exclusive)

For fans of supremely catchy indie in the vein of Pete Yorn, look no further: you can exclusively download the sing-along ready "Wolves" by the Brooklyn-by-way-of-Seattle group Dreamers.

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Hawks Do Not Share - "Break Even" (audio / video) (Premiere)

Stream the video for Portland indie synth-pop band Hawks Do Not Share's latest tune, "Break Even", which you can also download for free.

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The Feed - "Stella" (audio) (Exclusive Download)

You can download the latest tune by St. Louis retro-rockers the Feed, "Stella", here on PopMatters.

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Kinky Love - "Hush" (audio) (Premiere)

The Chicago-based duo of Dan Zima and Xoe Wise, known by their artistic moniker Kinky Love, have followed their recently released EP with a new song, the airy "Hush".

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Bailiff - "Helicopter" (MP3) (exclusive)

Driven by killer guitar riffs and its unique narrative perspective, the rollicking "Helicopter" by rock outfit Bailiff is can be downloaded here exclusively at PopMatters.

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Audra Isadora - "Babooshka" Kate Bush Cover (MP3) (Premiere)

Audra Isadora's cover of the Kate Bush tune "Babooskha" is both a testament to Isadora's love for Bush and of the power a fantastic cover version can have.

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Woods - Download of NYC Show w/ Quilt (Photos) + Tour Dates

With their new release With Light and With Love out, Woods are hitting the road. Check out some pics from and download the recent New York show.

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ComputeHer - "Strangelove" (audio) (Premiere)

ComputeHer's fun and crafty cover of the Depeche Mode classic "Strangelove", a track on the upcoming 8-Bit Operators tribute album to that band, is available for stream and download on PopMatters.

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Wet Leather - "Secret Preference" (audio) (Premiere)

"Secret Preference" is all big boom-clap drums, silky falsetto, and funk bass.

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Ancient Pistol's Reverbnation Account

All the freebies a CDR can hold!

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Nir Felder - "Ernest /Protector" (stream) (Premiere)

PopMatters premieres "Ernest / Protector", one of the flashier tracks from jazz guitarist Nir Felder's forthcoming debut album Golden Age.

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Wry Climate - "Fire Escape Games" (MP3) (Premiere)

New York shoegazers Wry Climate premiere new track "Fire Escape Games" on PopMatters.

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LIZ - "Stop Me Cold" (MP3)

LIZ gets her sultry on in this new single "Stop Me Cold", a collaboration with Picard Bro’s and Djemba Djemba.

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White Prism - "Fool" Ladytron Remix (MP3) (Premiere)

We have been featuring a lot of synth pop lately, which is inevitable as synth pop has been having its greatest resurgence since the 1980s.

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The Starfolk - "Sleeping Without Dreaming" (PopMatters Premiere + Interview)

Brian Tighe has exhibited his pop songwriting chops with groups like the Hang Ups and the Owls. Now, with the '90s rock-loving the Starfolk, he may have crafted his masterpiece, and shares "Sleeping Without Dreaming" with PopMatters readers exclusively.

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Fanfarlo - "Myth of Myself" (MP3 / stream)

Fanfarlo offer the new track "Myth of Myself" from their forthcoming third album as a free download.

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Nightbox - "Utopia" (MP3) (PopMatters Premiere) + Tour Dates

“Utopia”, the new track by Toronto's Nightbox, sounds utopian, conjuring up images of a brighter, better future.

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Spotlight Kid - "Sugar Pills" (MP3) (PopMatters Premiere)

If you combined Kate Bush's vocals with Smashing Pumpkins at their dream-poppiest, you might just come up with Spotlight Kid's "Sugar Pills".

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Tree - "The King" (MP3/stream)

Chicago rapper/producer Tree flips a sample of the Elvis classic "Can't Help Falling in Love" and makes the track his own with his gruff, elastic vocal delivery and alternately tough and clever lyricism.

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