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Gracie And Rachel: Fusing Dark And Light With Orchestral Pop

Friday, July 10, 2015

Hear "Tiptoe," an intimate new track from Brooklyn violin-piano duo, Gracie and Rachel.
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All Boy/All Girl: Timeless And Charming Orchestral Pop

Monday, June 15, 2015

Hear "OK Poncho," a bonus track from the Philadelphia-turned-Brooklyn band's EP, Trophy.
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Check Out Jill Sobule's New Song, Because You're (Probably) Related To Her

Friday, May 22, 2015

Listen to "Cousins," a new track written as a kind of theme song for the latest project by bestselling author A.J. Jacobs.
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Sea Cycles: A Dreamy Score For Becoming Lost In Thought

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Hear "Diving Bell," a cinematic new song from the Jacksonville, Florida band's forthcoming album, Ground & Air.
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Vomitface: Two Minutes Of Bracing, Bruising Punk

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hear "Bruise," a bracing new song from the Jersey City and Brooklyn punk band's upcoming EP, Another Bad Year.
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Downtown Boys: Empowering A 'Wave Of History'

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In just under two unrelenting minutes, the Providence, Rhode Island punk band's incisive new song addresses larger social issues, corrupt institutions, and political disenfranchisement
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High Ends' Woozy And 'Intoxicated' Animated World

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Vancouver songwriter Jeffrey Innes presents brightly colored stop-motion music video that suits the had-one-too-many pop song.
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Electric Youth's 'Runaway' Captures The Cinematic Feeling Of Young Love

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Best known for its song "A Real Hero" from the 2011 film, Drive, the L.A. and Toronto-based synth duo performs its aching love song "Runaway" live.
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Check Ahead: Bryan Ferry, 'Avonmore'

Sunday, November 09, 2014

The Roxy Music singer channels his classic work while still sounding fresh. Ferry's sound remains full, clear and direct, with layers of instruments shifting in and out of focus.
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Check Ahead: Mr. Gnome, 'The Heart Of A Dark Star'

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Whether its songs are bleak and primal, grandiose or seductively dreamy, the Cleveland duo delights in searching for the unexpected.
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Wedding Dress: A Minimal Yet Elegant Pop Side Project

Monday, October 27, 2014

Erin Elders, the guitarist of "math rock" band Maps & Atlases, debuts a new side with his side project Wedding Dress. Hear a brand new cut from the upcoming album.
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Nude Beach's Kid-Crafted Video Will Make You Smile

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Brooklyn trio's playful new music video was created as a summer camp project by Children's Museum of the Arts.
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Get Swept Away Inside Radical Dads' 'Cassette Brain'

Monday, October 06, 2014

The Brooklyn trio's latest release is a four-song cassette-only EP, full of scorching distortion and singable melodies that would be a perfect fit on one of those old '90s mixtapes.
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Hear A New Song From Agnes Obel's Deluxe 'Aventine'

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Danish singer-songwriter's deluxe edition of her 2014 album, Aventine, features unreleased songs, remixes and live performances. Hear a brand new song, "Arches."
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Check Ahead: Foxygen, '...And Star Power'

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The retro-leaning Los Angeles band returns with a wildly ambitious 24-song double album.
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Buck 65 Crafts A Sonically Opulent Breakup Album

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The two-time Juno Award-winning Nova Scotian rapper returns with his most personal work yet, Neverlove, an album that documents his own divorce. Hear his latest single, "She Fades."
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Check Ahead: Chris Thile And Edgar Meyer, 'Bass & Mandolin'

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The bass-mandolin superduo teams up again on ten new originals that showcase their warm sound and virtuosic abilities on both instruments. 
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Heaven's Jail Conjures An Ominous Ritual With 'Long Island Sound'

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Brooklyn band makes dark and blustery folk rockers that channel Laurel Canyon cult psychedelia and the distinctive eerie visuals of Twin Peaks.
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Elephant Stone: A Soulful Melding Of Sitar And Psychedelia

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Watch a live in-the-studio video of "Knock You From Yr Mountain," from the Indian-infused psychedelic pop band's latest album The Three Poisons.
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Check Ahead: Dry The River, 'Alarms In The Heart'

Monday, August 18, 2014

Known for its delicate folk songs that build to emotional climaxes, the London band's new songs cannot help but sound inspired by the Iceland's grandiose landscapes.
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