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Koresma – “Forest Sang” // Amber Ma

With swaying arpeggios and a resonating flute-guitar duo, you’ll think the trees really are singing to you in Koresma’s “Forest Sang,” a song the artist describes as one’s relationship with nature.  Perfect for the infinite forests and cornfields of our vast collective imaginations.

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Maple & Beech – “Sand Sing” // Shreya Gupta

With a syncopated, triplet pulse and a powerful “distorted horn section” forming the heartbeat of this song, “Sand Sing” leaves an epic sonic footprint on all listeners.  This maximalist indie tune will be sure to start your morning (or night!) the right way.

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The Dance Party rock so hard that Sasha Don’t Sleep

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when you’re hungry and pretty the city ‘aint enough

The Dance Party – Sasha Don’t Sleep

The Dance Party hail from Washington D.C. and, as their name implies, rock hard enough to loosen even the tightest political sphincters. They play refreshing straight-up rock with none of the electro/synth/keytar/remix business that drenches today’s sound scape. “Sasha Don’t Sleep” is the kind of music that instantly gets you jumping around the room and singing along to lyrics you don’t yet know. With one EP in the bag and their Tigers EP on it’s way I have nothing but high hopes for more rock-n-roll freight-train from these guys. And who is this Sasha chick? I want to party with her.

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Home Video know I Can Make You Feel It

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oh to touch the people, ooh to really feel them

Home Video – I Can Make You Feel It

I guess Home Video have been around since 2003 but this is the first I have heard of them and it couldn’t be a second too soon. As a bit of an addict for spastic upbeat indie-pop I struggle to find music I love with a bit mellower vibe. While I wouldn’t call Home Video music “tranquil” or “zen” it certainly does the trick for me, evoking intimacy, earnest passion, and a bit of Thom Yorke. Get their 4 song EP It Will Be OK for FREE from their website and bliss out a bit before Saturday night has it’s way with you.

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« « « « « Pre-Milennial Flashback « « « « « Unwritten Law – Cailin

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it seemed like yesterday when the world was looking dark

Unwritten Law – Cailin / 1998

“Cailin” has always been one of my favorite love songs. No matter that is coincided with my first personal love or that the song was written for the singer’s daughter, its simple sentiments are beautiful and universal. Guilt, hate, fear, loneliness, confidence; these emotions find their way into every true human relationship. Loving is never easy but having great music and honest lyrics makes it all more palatable. And when you are sick of the sentiment, the 11 other tracks on this album are perfect for rocking out.

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NewVillager stomp on Rich Doors

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you got the right sound, rich enough to take ’em down

NewVillager – Rich Doors

TBE recipe for summer success: Handclaps and stomping bass. Throw them both in at a songs intro and you’ve got pure gold. “Rich Doors” only gets better from there as the song stomps along, plundering your room’s acoustics and making you wish you could sing in that high pitched voice and still be cool. (He can. You can’t.)

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Givers bounce on a Ceiling of Plankton

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you make me feel, you make me blush

Givers – Ceiling of plankton

After yesterday’s rainy gloom we finally got the sun today in Warsaw. What better soundtrack to a sunny day than Givers’ bouncy, “whoo!” infused “Ceiling of Plankton.” Givers are a very young-looking Louisiana five-piece who only have a couple songs on their MySpace but will hopefully continue to rock jams like these. [via Silence-Killer]

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