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Free MP3: Boy “Little Numbers”

We’re suckers for a jaunty, piano-driven tune, and our latest favorite in this pop vein is “Little Numbers” from Euro-girl duo Boy. Valeska Steiner (of Zurich, Switzerland) and Sonja Glass (of Hamburg, Germany) began working together over five years ago, so while they’re certainly no overnight sensation, these women have enjoyed a sharp upward arc >> Full Story

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Featured Artist: No Joy

Do we continue to proudly fly the shoegazer flag? Do our ears always perk up at the sound of any young act taking the gauzy glory of My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless to heart? We’re guilty as charged, and No Joy is one of our current favorites in this guitar-drenched vein. The Montreal band has been >> Full Story

Free MP3: Mmoths “For Her”

County Kildare’s most in-demand remix producer, Jack Colleran (who works under the pseudonym Mmoths), is one of the hottest names on Ireland’s always-rich music scene. Based in Newbridge, a short ways west of Dublin, Colleran has a knack for working up brilliant tracks, and his new six-song EP Diaries has been one of our top >> Full Story

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Featured Artist: Fear Club

By no means is Robin Huqueleux new to the world of music, but the hyper-talented Parisian producer (and graphic designer) recently began recording and releasing music under the name Fear Club. After enjoying a number of remixes he’s worked up for other artists (Crosses and Branson Hollis, among others) under his given name, we’ve been >> Full Story

Free MP3: Junip “Your Life, Your Call”

It wasn’t so long ago that Junip was just known as a side project for singer-songwriter Jose Gonzalez. But after a few seasons of touring and recording under their belts, these Swedish indie poppers have finally emerged fully-formed and ready for the spotlight. Delicate, purposeful and unique, Junip are a great band to help transition >> Full Story

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Featured Artist: Knesset

How many bands name themselves after the legislative branch of the Israeli government? Other than this Phoenix three-piece, whose name is pronounced “ka-NESS-et” — and whose gently emotive music impresses us more and more with each listen — we’d have to say probably none. Indeed, on “RVRSE,” the lead single from Knesset‘s upcoming Sage EP, >> Full Story

Free MP3: Radiation City “Foreign Bodies”

Every now and then, we get in the mood to step out of our own time for a bit — and lately, the music of Radiation City has been with us on our temporary time travels. The Portland fivesome’s songs seem sprung directly from an earlier era of grand microphone gestures, reverb-heavy backing vocals, and >> Full Story

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Featured Artist: Classixx

The next time we’re wrapping up a lazy, sunny Saturday afternoon to get ready for a big night ahead, we plan to bust loose with Classixx‘s “Holding On” — in fact, we’ve already set a reminder to do so. We’ve become fast fans of the crafty remixes this Los Angeles duo (Michael David and Tyler >> Full Story

Free MP3: Husky “Tidal Wave”

Not many young bands get the opportunity to open shows for Neil Young & Crazy Horse nightly, but Australia’s Husky have been doing exactly that throughout March in their home country and New Zealand. The Melbourne quartet earned this plum slot through lots of woodshedding Down Under — refining their folk-rock sound through relentless touring, >> Full Story

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Featured Artist: Haim

It’s no secret we’re huge fans of bright dance pop, and one of our newest favorites is Los Angeles’ Haim (which conveniently rhymes with “rhyme”). Helmed by sisters Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim — whose brash take on the style comes from their wide scope of musical influences, including En Vogue and latter-era Fleetwood Mac >> Full Story